County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; [...]

AHQA to have Tucumcari competition

Special to the Sun The NMQHA special event Working Cowhorse, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved special event will be May 23 at the Quay County Arena in Tucumcari. American Quarter Horse Shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes. This special event is just for working cow horse enthusiasts. People who exhibit at an [...]

Bingaman submits bill for canal study

By Dave Gragg U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman submitted legislation on Friday that gives the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to study lining the Arch Hurley Canal and what effect that lining would have on irrigated and municipal water supplies. In August of 2002, the Arch Hurley Irrigation District announced plans to study lining the canal to [...]

‘Angels in Black’ look to stop DWI

Angela Peacock Educating citizens about the effects and dangers of excessive drinking and driving is how New Mexico’s “Angels in Black” will be spending their Memorial Day weekend. Over the upcoming holiday, New Mexico State Police officers will host the state-wide Angels in Black campaign designed to educate the public about irresponsible alcohol use. A [...]

City to vote on gross receipts tax Tuesday

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to tax themselves an additional one-quarter percent. The proceeds of that tax will go toward building a water delivery system from Ute Lake in Logan to Tucumcari. City Clerk Rachel Hicklin said 55 people had already voted by Friday afternoon — a [...]

5/17

Lisa Marie Henry Lisa Marie Henry, one day old, died Monday, May 12, 2003. The daughter of Clifton and Kimberly Henry of Amarillo, Texas, she was born May 12, 2003, in Amarillo. Services were this morning at Christian Lighthouse Church with the Rev. Jackie Findley officiating. Along with her parents, she is survived by her [...]

More local news would be welcome

Lynn Moncus Recently, our young editor seemed a bit chagrined because a reader mentioned the lack of local news in our paper. Editor Gragg then listed the local items that appeared in a recent edition and reminded readers that they could bring in or call in items of interest. Yes, many of us would like [...]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement [...]

McFarland’s column got facts wrong

Denese Runyan In (Kelly McFarland’s) article he stated that he was distressed to read the account of the House School Board actions reported in the Quay County Sun on Wednesday, April 23. Well I was equally distressed to read his “Guest Column” in which there were several trumped up reports in this article. First of [...]

If we don’t keep water flowing, people will be going … away

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Eastern New Mexico is running out of water. A series of stories in last week’s newspapers makes that clear to everyone. We must do two things: Find another source for water and reduce our water-usage rate. If we don’t, many eastern New Mexico communities could be ghost towns by 2040. [...]