Calendar 6/1

Today The San Jon Board of Education will meet in the conference room, 2 p.m. with a special work session at noon. Thursday The Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition offers “Make Yours a Fresh Start” training, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 121 of Mesalands Community College. Call 461-4922 for information. […]

UFO Festival events

QCS Staff Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle offer multiple destinations for Quay County residents looking to take a day trip this summer. One getaway spot is even out of this world, sort of. The Roswell UFO Festival is scheduled July 1-4. Promoters claim more than 10,000 people typically sign in to the International […]

City forming softball leagues

QCS Staff The deadline for registering for Tucumcari’s summer softball leagues is Monday. Tucumcari’s recreation director Scott Simpson said he expects a number of teams to wait until the last minute to register. “We will have three leagues, a women’s league, men’s league and a co-ed league,” Simpson said. “The registration fee is $300 per […]

Obituaries 6/1

Gus Byars Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married Thelma Potter on Oct. 15, 1932, in Santa Rosa. They made […]

Free fishing weekend

QCS Staff – Saturday allows New Mexicans a day to fish without a license or habitat stamp. The New Mexico Game Commission has announced Saturday is a day of free fishing. All anglers, residents and non-residents can fish public waters with no license or habitat stamp required. Marty Frentzel, chief of information and outreach for […]

City approves $16.8 million budget

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Budget $1.3 million more than year ago. Tucumcari’s finance director Marty Garcia said Tuesday the city’s budget has increased by $1.3 million from last year, mainly due to increases in payroll for city employees and money set aside for renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The $16.8 […]

Family works to preserve cowboy ways

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Family reunion includes annual branding of local ranch’s calves. Lee and Debbie Tillman, and their son Jason Tillman, had a few extra ranch hands Memorial Day weekend. More than 30 family members and friends converged on their property just south of San Jon. Some came from as far […]

‘We come here to remember’

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Friends, relatives of deceased veterans gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay respects. On a sunny Memorial Day in Tucumcari, relatives and friends of deceased veterans came to Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery to pay their respects. Benny Sandoval drove from Garden City, Kan. The former Tucumcari resident, army specialist, and […]

Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue […]

Learning to do nothing during summer break takes effort

Helena Rodriguez I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to shake out of […]