Money, work needed for pool to open

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Without work and money, the Tucumcari pool will not be able to open this summer. The city manager reported to the city commission at their meeting Thursday that the pool leaked 3,000 gallons of water during 24 hours after filling it. “It’s not looking very good for the swimming pool […]

Tucucmari Elementary fifth graders learn water safety and get tour of Conchas dam on field trip

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By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari fifth graders learned about water safety and went deep inside Conchas Dam Friday on a field trip to Core of Engineers Day Use Area at Conchas Dam. Julie Stone, a Corps of Engineers park ranger, taught students the “Reach, Throw and Go” techniques of water safety. Fifth grader Kyle […]

‘Route 66 Mural’ dedicated

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Jim Oliver came to see his John Deer cutter on the side of the Lowe’s building. Bill Rouse came to see his horses. Muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles used photos from around Tucumcari to paint the images in the Route 66 Mural. About one year after Doug began painting […]

Joe Liles

Joe Liles, 96, died Tuesday April 26, 2005 in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Liles was born on Dec. 6, 1908 near Altus, Okla. He was a farmer in the San Jon area for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Jon. He married Lillian Dunn in 1930. He […]

4/30 Calendar

Today Bobs’ Budget Pharmacy Open House and Robot Dedication — from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pharmacy, 511 S. Second St. The Robot Dedication will be at 1 p.m. Information: 461-1200 Monday Advanced Health Care Directives (Living Will) Seminars — two sessions at 4 p.m. in the dining room of the Pioneer Senior […]

4/30 Community notes

• The project to replace the storm drain system on First Street is set to begin on June 1. Beginning next week, workers from the contractor doing the project, A.S. Horner, will begin videotaping homes and businesses along the road to document the state of the buildings along the street. The project is set to […]

Plaza holds memories of times gone by

By Lyn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Not long ago, Mrs. Donah Cooper and I read an article about the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso and exchanged some of our memories of what to us had been a very exciting place. Most of us just referred to it as The Plaza and often spent […]

City seeks new police chief by June

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said Thursday the city is taking out advertisements for a new police chief and he hopes to hire a new chief by June. Primrose said Interim Chief Mark Radosevich has helped design the advertisements. “We’re going to receive applications and get a review board […]

Highway bill offers N.M. $1.68 billion

By William Thompson: Quay COunty Sun A federal highway bill before the U.S. Senate would offer New Mexico $1.68 billion in funds over a five-year period according to a press release from Senator Pete Domenici. The bill, if passed by the senate and signed into law by President George W. Bush, would provide the necessary […]

4/30 Letter to the editor: Mesalands Rodeo

We have just finished reading your article on Mesalands Community College’s rodeo tea and Coach Danny Garcia. We are huge supporters of the rodeo program and are so pleased to see such a positive influence in our community. Danny is doing a wonderful job attracting students from all over New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado to […]