Fire destroys Stuckey’s, Dairy Queen site

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The building that housed Stuckeys and the Dairy Queen at Palomas, eight miles west of Tucumcari, was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday.  Fire officials received the first alarm shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Rev. John Hinze, chief of the Quay County Rural I fire department.  Eleven units from Rural I, Rural II, Rural III, Tucumcari Fire Dept. and the Bard-Endee helped to fight the blaze.  Hinze said about 20 volunteer firefighters responded.  Crews stayed until about 5 p.m., Hinze said.  Hine said the cause of the fire was suspicious.

Lumpkin named Mayor of Tucumcari

Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected Mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote of the city commission Thursday evening. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. This evening’s meeting was the first for Litchfield, Fifth District Commissioner […]

Legislature: Bishops weigh in on early education, minimum wage, marijuana; mum on gay marriage

Note: This story is part of a package of news stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican. By Milan Simonich The New Mexican New Mexico’s three Catholic bishops made no mention Wednesday of the legalization of same-sex marriage when they met with dozens […]

Church recording weekly programs

QCS staff The Tucumcari Church of Christ will make CD recordings of weekly church programs available free of charge to all who request them, Nick Le Compte, pastor said. The recordings will replace a local radio program that Le Compte broadcast on Sunday mornings, he said. The radio program was discontinued. A new CD will […]

House and San Jon cancel classes, Logan delays classes

As of 8 a.m. Monday: San Jon schools have cancelled all classes today. House schools have cancelled classes. Logan schools are on a two-hour delay. Classes are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Suspect’s wallet found at crime scene

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari Police  received a strange assist, apparently from the suspect himself, during the recent investigation into a burglary at the city’s maintenance yard. Henry Salaz, 41, the suspect, was arrested and charged with two felony charges of burglary, burglary of a vehicle and misdemeanor charges of larceny and […]

Petitions circulating to recall Tucumcari commissioners Salinas-McTigue and Sandoval

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Petitions to recall Tucumcari city commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue, District 1, and Jimmy Sandoval, District 2, are being circulated in the commissioners’ districts by a group called A Better Unity for Tucumcari, according to group spokespersons Matthew Bednorz and Jerry Lopez. Lopez and Bednorz said they and “five or six […]

Woman injured in dog attack flown to Albuquerque for treatment

Thomas  Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari Police officer shot and killed a pitbull dog that attacked a woman who was then airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital for her injuries,  according to Chief Jason Braziel. “We are still trying to find the owner of the stray dog that attacked and injured Brittany Kam, 20, and […]

Calendar — June 19

Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Advisory Board at noon, City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., Library Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Tuesday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City […]

State police arrest accused Albuquerque shooter near Tucumcari

QCS Staff State police on Tuesday arrested an Albuquerque man who is accused of shooting a man at a church on Monday. Billy Chavez, 59, was arrested Tuesday morning on State Route 104 north of Tucumcari after witnesses reported spotting him in Tucumcari, said police spokesperson Tony Lynn. Chavez was transported to the Quay County Detention Center, Lynn […]