City commissioners consider cuts

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Thomas Garcia More than 50 Tucumcari residents attended Thursday’s city commission meeting where the reduction in funding for the city sports leagues was discussed. “I’ve coached volleyball and basketball for three years, and if you take these sports away from them, what else will they have?” Tucumcari resident Diana Dominguez said. “My daughter is a [...]

Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special [...]

Earth Day program brings 600 students

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QCSun staff The 41st annual Earth Day event in Tucumcari brought a total of 900 participants, including 600 area students to the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom Thursday. The event featured presentations from a number of individuals and agencies including the Quay County Extension Office, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Mexico [...]

Rodeo team likely regional champs

Kimberly Hanna After competing at the Northland Pioneer College Rodeo last weekend, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team is currently ranked first in the Grand Canyon Region. The women’s team also represented well, finishing in fourth place. C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach, said even with one more rodeo left for the season, the men’s [...]

Officials investigate suspicious fire

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating a Friday night fire which destroyed one vacant home and damaged two others. “The cause of the fire has still not been determined,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said the fires seemed suspicious, as one home was destroyed on the 500 block of East Center [...]

Looking back — April 27

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Calendar — April 27

Tuesday Senior Advisory Board at 9 a.m., Senior Center Museum Advisory Board at 3 p.m., Tucumcari Historical Museum Golf Course Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m., Golf Course May 6 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall May 9 Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., [...]

Tuesdays take after Tetris

Russell Anglin There’s nothing quite like the excitement of Tuesdays, or “terrific Tuesdays” as we like to call them at the Quay County Sun. Here at the office, we spend Tuesdays hustling and bustling, tying up loose ends, putting finishing touches on our stories, deciding what to put on the front page and working like [...]

National Review helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New [...]

Blotter — April 27

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.