Buildup, neglect preceded fire

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari city crews worked Friday to spread around the still-smoldering remains of a Tuesday night brush pile north of town. The massive pile of branches had been gathering for years, waiting for city workers to chip them into mulch, but it had not been getting done on a regular basis, said City […]

May 10, 2003

Camilia L. Apodaca Camilia L. Apodaca, 74, died Friday morning, May 9, 2003, in the Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born June 18, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, she had been a homemaker and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tucumcari. She is survived by three daughters: Hope Najera, Henrietta Rede and husband, […]

A new perspective on the canyons

Aggie Moncus Although I read last week that some people don’t like to read my column, I told the slave that I might continue to write for my fan club because they like dogs and understand our language. She wouldn’t listen at first until I explained that some people don’t like her column either and […]

Why water at noon?

Beverly Wiese Everyone is concerned about the water shortage. Most of us do what we can to conserve. I have a question for whomever is in charge of the timer on the park sprinklers. Why is it that they always go on at noon? We all love the parks and the children need a place […]

School board allowed mob to rule

Kelly McFarland This is an open letter to the House Community. I was distressed to read the account of the cowering of the House School Board, resulting from mob actions as reported in the Quay County Sun, Wednesday, April 23. As a recently retired 16-year school board member, I have had the opportunity to observe […]

Tucumcari would do well to pass tax increase

Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents might not notice the extra dime or two they leave at the grocery store. People traveling through Tucumcari, who contribute an estimated 40 percent of the city’s gross receipts taxes, certainly won’t notice. But our children and grandchildren will be able to tell the difference if Tucumcari voters have the […]

Cattle group to meet in Roy

by Bonnie Long The Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association, Mesa Soil and Water Conservation District and the Harding County Extension Service will host a livestock seminar, potluck meal and scholarship fund drive Sunday, May 25, 2003 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Harding County Community Building in Roy. Horizons on the Triple Bottom Line […]

May 7

Angela Christine Reuther Angela Christine Reuther, 23, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in San Miguel County. Born Sept. 14, 1979, in Tacoma, Wash., she attended schools at Anchorage, Alaska; Flagstaff, Ariz. and Camp Verde, Ariz.; where she participated in the Speech and Debate team Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Equestrian Club. She received her bachelor’s […]

Abundant Life Church

Lendy Borden Once there was a young lady who returned home to find that her house had been burglarized. Many valuables were missing and the place was trashed. Immediately, she called the police. The police dispatch put out the call to all units. Nearby, a K-9 unit was on patrol and answered the call. As […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]