Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]

Awards

QCS Staff The following Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School students were honored at a recent school board meeting. The students were recognized for placement in state competitions. Tucumcari High School Future Farmers of America students David Atwood – Homesite team, third place. Entomology team, sixth place. Chelsea Beall – Floriculture, first place. Entomology […]

Teachers should take reins on unruly students

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons columnist After reading a series of articles about students’ behavior in public schools, I have but one question: Where is Mrs. Babcock? Those of us who were privileged to have her as a teacher at Tucumcari High School know that one such person turned loose in each school and […]

Around Town

Thomas Morris, a former state senator for Quay County, was recently named the 2005 Statesman of the Year by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. The chamber noted that Morris had served as senator from January 1953 to December 1958, and also served as chair of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Morris also served in […]

First Street project to break ground

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Information: Public meeting at 8 a.m. at police station, June 1. Ground breaking at 10 a.m. -Project expected to cost $12 million. The studies have been conducted, the public meetings are winding down, and at 8 a.m. June 1, ground will be broken for the First Street project. The […]

County commissioner dies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Family and friends mourn death of public servant. Quay County Clerk Ellen White described her as “a friend to everybody.” “We’ve been getting calls in the county clerk’s office from people from all over the state wanting to know about Grace,” White said. Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid died […]

Grace Madrid

Grace Madrid Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. She worked as a […]

5/22

Today Butterfly exploration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Conchas Lake State Park. New Mexico State Parks interpretive Ranger Steve Cary will host. Event is free with regular park admission. Information: 476-3386 or www.nmparks.com. A.J. Moya Little League Day — 9 a.m. at the Little League field in Tucumcari. Buddy Poppy sale — at […]

Rattlers lose to Wildcats

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 12-2 to the Tularosa Wildcats on Monday in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The loss ended the Rattlers’ season at 13-8. Tularosa’s Nash Kowatch hit a three-run homer in the third inning that […]

THS senior week events

l Tucumcari’s Senior Week activities begin this weekend with the following events: Saturday Family softball and family picnic at 6 p.m. at the softball field. Call 461-1291 or 461-3658 for details. Must bring own glove and bat. Sunday Hamburger fry at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Call 461-3090 for details. Baccalaureate at 5 p.m. […]