Upscale community approved to move in

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A possible economic boon is coming to Quay County in the form of a scenic golf course, marina, equestrian club and lakefront homes. Officially known as Ute Lake Ranch, this multi-million dollar complex will be built on the outskirts of Tucumcari, on the south side of Ute Lake, seven miles north […]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, […]

Girls run out of steam on Route 66

By Eric Butler: QCS It was a long, long day for Tucumcari senior Brandi Arenas on Saturday. And, as it turned out, the night was a frustrating end to it all for Arenas and her Rattler teammates as Elida beat Tucumcari 41-32 in the finale of the four-team Route 66 girls basketball holiday tournament. Arenas […]

Boys top visitors in Tucumcari tournament

By Eric Butler: QCS The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, some from 22 feet away, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in the finals of the Route 66 boys basketball holiday tournament on Saturday. But like the tortoise waiting for the hare to tire, the host Rattlers […]

Christmas spirit deserves revival

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor A blood-splattered, life-size Santa stands in a front yard wielding a knife. Wait, it gets better. He’s next to a tree full of decapitated Barbie dolls. Wait, it still gets better. Beside the tree is an evil elf clutching one of the decapitated doll heads that has fake blood […]

Pistol Pete should keep his arms

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist New Mexico State, one of my alma maters, called the Aggies, uses the symbol of Pistol Pete as a mascot. He’s also the same character used by Oklahoma State and University of Wyoming. As the mincing tip-toe of political correctness creeps across college campuses it leaves in its Gerber baby […]

12/17 Editorial

The witnesses to the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams were appropriately somber. Ending the life of a human being is not something to be undertaken lightly. The way the state handles such deaths reflects a certain consciousness of how somber the responsibility is. In earlier times, the executioner was hooded, thus retaining some degree of […]

How a lone cedar tree helps make holidays beautiful

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By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Mrs. Roberta Waterman, a special friend, has struck again and has decorated a lone cedar on Highway 209 so all passersby can see a beautiful Christmas tree against the background of the distant mesas. Although “Bert” doesn’t want a whole lot of recognition for her efforts, she explains she receives […]

12/17 Scoreboard

Sports quote of the week: “We’re not a me team, we’re a we team.” -Logan Boys’ Coach Billy Burns when asked to name his top two scorers. ___ Note: The Quay County Sun invites county coaches to call in scores to 461-1952 and/or to place them on nmact.org so they can be printed. Tucumcari Tucumcari […]

12/17 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Basketball Thurs. through today, TBA — Route 66 Tournament, VB & G, home Tucumcari Middle School Basketball No games until January. San Jon San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes Basketball Thursday through today, TBA — Maxwell Tourney, VB & G, away Logan Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns Basketball Today, […]