Ute Lake Ranch officials express commitment to water

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A representative of Ute Lake Ranch expressed the company’s committment to water quality during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The Commission received a report from Lonnie Phelps, the engineer of Ute Lake Ranch, a planned community to take up 25,000 acres. Phelps brought […]

Public welfare considered in water plan

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Public welfare and future water projections took center stage Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center, as the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Plan’s public steering committee met throughout the afternoon. The committee, made up of representatives of cities and counties throughout eastern New Mexico, is now in the process […]

March 1, 2006 Notable Notes

Candidate filing day March 21 March 21 is the only day for citizens to file declarations of candidacy for the following offices: District 1 county commissioner, District 3 county commissioner, county assessor, county sheriff and magistrate judge. Filing may be made from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quay County Clerk’s office at 300 […]

March 1, 2006 Calendar

Today: Altrusa program meeting at noon at Caravan Xpress and Grill. To include membership committee report from the nominating committee. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Story Time for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 at the Tucumcari Public Library, with registration […]

March 1, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 9:20 a.m., a female called in a welfare check at Crestview Drive. The woman called from Hobbs and said a friend told her a person was at her home. Officers found the […]

Spirituality needs time to grow

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 Although the calendar states that spring is still weeks away, the recent warm weather offers a glimpse of things to come. I was outside watering the tree […]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

Cannon supporter “Doc” Stewart dies

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air Force […]

March 1, 2006 Obituaries

Harry Swift Services: Have been held. Harry Swift, 89, of Amarillo died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Mr. Swift was born in Forrest on Dec. 11, 1916, and was raised in Tucumcari. He married Freida Bomar on April 11, 1942, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force […]