Woods plans senate run

QCS staff Republican John Patrick “Pat” Woods will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. Woods is a fourth-generation farmer in the Grady and Broadview area, encompassing parts of Curry and Quay counties. He plans to focus on enacting education reforms and repealing the law that allows illegal […]

Fire deals emotional blow to father, son

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Thomas Garcia John Lavender and his son Joe sifted through the ashes of John’s childhood home, which was destroyed in Saturday’s fire. “The house was built in 1939,” John Lavender said. “The fire destroyed everything.” John and Joe were at the burnt home Tuesday with an insurance agent reviewing the damage. “Fire is a strange […]

John Sanchez visits Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin John Sanchez, New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor-elect, stopped in Tucumcari Wednesday night for a one-hour listening session with local residents who had a lot to say. Sanchez addressed a crowd of about 55 people at the Tucumcari Convention Center. His major talking points included a “common sense” approach to state politics and decreased government […]

Curator says Triceratops here to stay

Russell Anglin After John B. Scanella and John R. Horner of Montana State University published a report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in July stating Triceratops and fellow horned dinosaur Torosaurus were in fact the same animal, news outlets including The National Post and CBS News reported that Triceratops may never have existed, saying […]

Our Page — April 7

Wrestling champ Tucumcari native John C. Pacheco, my son who lives now in Houston and attends Westside High School, recently won his second state wrestling championship in Austin, Texas. John will be attending college at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were he received a nomination as a blue chip athlete […]

Area basketball capsules

By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Boys Tucumcari Last season: 7-17 overall Coach: John Span Returning starters: Juniors Jakus Martinez and Dalton Wood; sophomore Travis Garcia Outlook: The Rattlers have a lot of speed but are lacking in size. Tucumcari has the athletes to run opponents up and down the court. Quote: […]

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Meet your neighbor John E. Hail Jr. Your profession: Director/instructor of Wind Energy Technology at Mesalands Community College. Birthday: Nov. 19 ,1965 Hometown: Joaquin, Texas Your family: Spouse Wendy, 41; Children Jack, 24, Jessica, 23, Rachelle, 22, Johnny, 21, Tamara, 21, Kimber, 18 and Dustin, 18. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My perfect […]

Yearout attends last meeting of trustees at Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia It was a night of goodbyes and introductions on Tuesday at the Mesalands Community College board of trustees meeting. The board thanked John Yearout, retiring director of the Public Relations, for nine years of dedicated service to the college.Yearout was attending his last meeting of the board. “This is John’s swan song,” said […]

Mesalands incumbents keep seats on Board of Trustees

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By QCS Staff All three incumbent candidates running for positions on the Board of Trustees for Mesalands Community College won their elections Tuesday.The only contested race was in District 1 where incumbent James Streetman was challenged by John Villalba. Streetman, who has served on the board for 15 years, won 34 to 16. “I’m glad […]

City manager ousted

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired in a 3-2 vote on Thursday night at the City Commission meeting. Sutherland was escorted from his office out the back door of city hall by a Tucumcari police officer. “John, this is only because it is SOP (standard operating procedure),” Commissioner Jim Witcher told […]