Tucumcari man found unfit for trial

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday by the 10th Judi-cial District Court in connection with a 2009 homicide. District Judge Albert J. Mitchell ruled that Robert W. “Chief” Wynashe, was incompetent to stand trial for the shooting death of Howard Russell King. King was shot June 1, 2009, while [...]

City commissioners table tax proposals

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Robert Lumpkin’s message to Tucumcari residents on Thursday included a number of talking points, but one underlying theme. “The City of Tucumcari is now in need to cut spending, cut services, or increase revenue,” Lumpkin said. The Tucumcari City Commission tabled two tax ordinances at their regular [...]

Looking back — Feb. 16

February 1975 Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the twelfth judicial district. KOBTV, channel 67 out of Albuquerque, could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. Tucumcari Mayor James E. Saltz Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future [...]

Obama falls short on Guantanamo policy

Freedom New Mexico White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has pretty much confirmed what most observers have taken to be a done deal, anyway. Despite President Barack Obama’s campaign promises, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba for detainees in the undeclared, misnamed, and ill-conceived “war on terror” will remain open for [...]

Seniors take final step

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On a night honoring 63 graduates, the loudest applause and cheers were for a father. Robert Marquez walked up on stage Friday night to accept a honorary diploma for his son Robert W. Marquez.“To us he was ‘Pillz’,” said Krystal Montano, Tucumcari High School graduate. “We miss Robert and [...]

Librarian recommends

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. FictionThe Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader: Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne helps to avert a possible world war.The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe:

Tucumcari man’s trial postponed

QC Sun staff A Tucumcari man will face an attempted murder charge in connection with a June 1 shooting at Redwood Lodge, a state prosecutor told court officials on Monday. The defense attorney for Robert W. Wynashe asked that his client’s pre-trial hearing scheduled Monday be postponed so he’ll have time to defend against the [...]

City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf [...]

Invention may brighten city’s future

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Chelle Delaney The gleaming corrugated glass in Robert Hockaday’s hand is an invention he’s worked on to convert energy from the sun. To make the glass sheets in 2 x 2 foot sections, it will take dozens of railcars loaded with clear recycled glass. Hockaday is planning to manufacture them in Tucumcari. Hockaday attended this [...]

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Tucumcari teen

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By Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari teen died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in eastern De Baca County, said State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Robert Marquez, 15, was driving a 1986 Jeep Cherokee south on State Highway 252 about 10 miles south of House about 8 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled [...]