Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Mesalands given ALCO building

By Steve Hansen QCSun Correspondent La Placita Plaza Inc. has donated the site of Tucumcari's former ALCO store to the Mesalands Community College Foundation, the college announced Friday in a news...

Firefighting vehicles authorized

The Quay County Commission on Nov. 28 authorized purchases of more than $877,000 in firefighting vehicles for the county’s fire districts. The commission approved budgeting for two tanker trucks at about $240,000 each and two brush trucks for the...

Parade travels Route 66

Tucumcari's annual Parade of Lights made its way down a new route Saturday night as it traveled from the Kmart parking lot down Historic Route 66 Boulevard to the Tucumcari Convention Center. The...

Local briefs - Dec. 7

Expo held at convention center Tucumcari residents could shop for hand-crafted gift items while their kids visited with Santa at Saturday's Christmas Expo at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Stormi...

Pages Past - Dec. 7

December 1966 New Mexico drivers will start receiving visual screens when they apply for their driver’s licenses. The program will use Keystone Telebinocular machines equipped with Snelling visual screening charts. Mrs. J.A. Koehler, chairwoman...

Bible is security against Satan

While Dec. 7, 1941, was called “a date which would live in infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor isn’t as widely remembered as it once was, possibly because of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and possibly because the generation who experienced...

Ladies take pair, lose 1

The Tucumcari Rattler girls scored two victories and a loss in basketball play last week. On Thursday the Lady Rattlers came out on the short end of a 47-44 heartbreaker against the Tularosa Lady Wildcats. At the Santa Rosa Invitational, the Lady...

Calendar - Dec. 7

Today • Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board — 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall, 215 E. Center St., Tucumcari Thursday • Tucumcari City Commission work session — 5 p.m., City Hall • Tucumcari City Commission regular meeting — 6 p.m., City Hall...

School menus - Dec. 7

San Jon Breakfast Thursday: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice/milk Monday: Cereal and breakfast bars, fruit/juice/milk Tuesday: Waffles. fruit/juice/milk Wednesday: Pancake, sausage on a stick, fruit/juice/milk Lunch Thursday: Beef taco, pinto beans,...

Gun safety classes offered online

STAFF REPORT New Mexico's game hunting rules and regulations are complex and hunters have to get lucky to score a game license, but basic gun safety rules are relatively simple, according to New...

Hounds continue to build program

PORTALES —Despite a 45-12 drumming at the hands of Fort Hays State in Saturday’s C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl of the 2016 season, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is continuing its steady march toward to the ultimate goal of...

Maybe popular vote should win

Much is being made of the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote while Donald Trump “only” won the electoral vote. What major media refers to as demonstrators or protesters are in fact...

After 50 years, still no arena like the Pit

When it comes to hoops in New Mexico, there is but one destination — the Pit. The nationally renowned arena, originally named University Arena but affectionately called the Pit for its underground design, is the University of New Mexico Lobos...

Politicians are servants, not saints

I find it a little odd that a nation that flocks to stories about heroes who break the rules becomes shocked and outraged when inconsequential misdeeds by candidates for public office and...

Letter to the editor - Dec. 7

Rube Render’s Nov. 23 column was primarily focused on poking fun at education, a subject as ubiquitous as tax cuts by Republicans. He wrote, “Universities have established nonviolent spaces and crying rooms with coloring books and Play-Doh to...

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