Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet […]

Spellers descend on Clovis for annual bee

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

March 11, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9:12 p.m., a female reported an open door at a restaurant. The building was secured. • At 10:48 p.m., a female reported an injury at Third. Her husband, who was intoxicated, […]

March 11, 2006 Notable Notes

Route 66 Celebration committee to meet The Route 66 Celebration committee will have its next meeting at noon Monday at the Chamber office. Anyone interested in volunteering to help plan, organize and set up the activities is welcome. This year’s celebration will be July 6-9. Anyone interested in being a food vendor or vendor at […]

March 11, 2006 Menus

Logan Monday- Breakfast, Churros, juice, milk. Lunch- Nachos, ranch style beans, salad or carrots, dessert, milk Tuesday – Breakfast, Breakfast burritos, juice, milk. Lunch-Pizza, cucumbers or okra, bread sticks/ sauce, fruit, milk Wednesday – Breakfast, Quesdilla, juice, milk. Lunch- Hamburgers, lettuce, tomatoe, cheese, onion, pickles, green chili, tator tots, oranges, milk. Thursday- Breakfast, Sausage egg […]

March 11, 2006 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Monday: Quay County Commission meeting. 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse. Monday: City […]

Photo-op teaches valuable lesson

By Kevin Wilson Over my years working in newspapers, I’ve come to believe they are — at their most basic form — a source for information the average citizen could compile, but done on scale large enough that said information is worth a few quarters. Over the years, I’ve also come to learn what a […]

Finding a place is important

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Sometimes the call of the canyons is louder than usual, especially when tension is rising and making the head feel a little like a pressure cooker that is about to explode. Many of us who call Quay County our home have favorite areas that draw us to them so we […]

March 11, 2006 Obituaries

Manuel Maestas Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Manuel Maestas, 54, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Amarillo. Mr. Maestas was born Jan. 1, 1952, in Tucumcari to Floyd Maestas and Genevieve Vigil. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered his time […]

Skiier set to compete in Junior Olympics

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun She started skiing at age 2, long before she really knew how to do much else. Now 11, Kathryn Bowen of Tucumcari stayed with the sport because, “it’s fast.” Bowen was fast enough last month to earn a spot in next week’s United States Ski Association Junior Olympics. Kathryn, […]