8/6 Letter to the Editor

I am concerned that quotations attributed to me in Wednesday’s paper about the proposed horse-race track may have been misconstrued. I never intended to imply that welfare recipients are likely to become addicted to gambling. My intent was only to say that I am concerned about the welfare of everyone in our community, including the […]

8/6 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library – new arrivals Fiction The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov. A flight attendant snares a billionaire divorcee, and is catapulted into the crème de la crème of Park Avenue society. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. Residents of an Edinburgh apartment building are put under the microscope in McCall Smith’s latest […]

8/6 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 1:23 a.m. a prowler was reported on South Monroe. The caller told police she saw the swatch of a white shirt and heard a chain link fence moving. Police found no […]

8/6 Menus

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli, cheese, peanut butter cookie, apricots. Tuesday: Green chili chicken enchilada, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers. Wednesday: Rio Grande pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, potluck roll, margarine, spice cake. Thursday: Pepperoni pizza, salad, dressing, whole kernel corn, chocolate pudding, topping. Friday: Hot ham […]

City gets ‘efficient and effective’ enhanced 911

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Dialing 911 in Quay County just got better — or it will get better in a few months, according to a joint agreement between the City of Tucumcari and Quay County. And it’s not only Quay that will benefit from the enhanced dispatch system. The enhanced system will branch […]

8/6 Regional Roundup

Highway 54 proposed as high priority Nearby U.S. Highway 54 has been designated as a High Priority Corridor in a bill approved by the House and Senate on July 29 — now it just needs the President’s signature, according to a release sent from the SPIRIT organization which has been working to improve the roadways. […]

City says ‘clean up or pay up’ on neglected property

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents who let their homes or property go to pot should take heed, officials said. The city says clean up or pay up — with fines up to $502. The maneuver is not all about aesthetics, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., although […]

Iraq constitution looks good on paper

Freedom Newspapers After some prodding from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the new U.S. ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, it appears that some kind of constitution for Iraq, at least on paper, will be ready by Aug. 15. That will give both the Bush administration and the Iraqi government the ability to say the process of […]

Hair today, regrets tomorrow

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun managing editor What’s round and bald and looks like an egg shell? My boyfriend’s head. Yes, he decided on the Telly Savalas look last week. Just don’t call him Kojak or he gets really mad for he thinks the man a pompous dandy and said he himself would never […]

Cattle producers living high on the hog

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The beef market for the last two years must be driving economists nuts. There are so many factors affecting the price of cattle other than supply and demand, the playing field is littered with mortar craters. It would be analogous to a basketball game where baskets count, but one could […]