Easter a perfect time for a canyon trip

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Correspondent Easter afternoon was perfect time for Aggie and me to drive to “the canyons of home” in order to enjoy some much needed solitude and to appreciate the silence of the llano. Besides, Aggie deserved a smooth ride on pavement for a change after having been bounced all over the […]

April 22, 2006 Calendar

Saturday: Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Update Community Meeting at the Convention Center. Call the Chamber at 461-1694 for information. Saturday: Bluegrass Music Program at the Quay County Exhibit Hall. Music starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 461-0457. Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 […]

Rout forces Rattlers to refocus

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent The Portales Rams junior varsity baseball team defeated Tucumcari’s varsity 17-3 Thursday at Jennings Field. Twelve of the Rams’ runs were scored in the sixth inning when the Rattlers’ defense faded from the mound. After the game, Tucumcari coach Tony Alarcon had no comment except that the team needed to […]

Minor league manager, Elida native killed in crash

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high […]

April 19, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

The wind seems like it won’t stop. There will be a mixed scramble Saturday, with a 2 pm shotgun start. Also before the start there will be a quick clinic on the golf swing. Upcoming events l Mill-Strebeck Three-Man Partnership, May 5-7. l Match Play Championship, May through July. l Mother’s Day scramble, 1 p.m. […]

First days have few snags

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While there’s no doubt traffic will be slowed at key points across Tucumcari, the first two days of the First Street Project’s return to the city have come and gone without any major snags. “We all worked on it together and planned for it, so everything’s on plan and […]

Wellness fair coming Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By all accounts, the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council is ready for its bi-annual Community Wellness Fair, and it hopes for the biggest one in its short history. The fair, which began as a women’s wellness fair, expanded to a community-wide fair in 2000. The 2004 […]

Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The […]

Skulls donated to dinosaur museum

Special to the Sun What started out as a lifetime collection of wildlife skulls from Quay County and the surrounding area has turned into a scientific display at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Donated by area residents Ron and Lisa Jones, most of the collection is now housed in an attractive display case where visitors […]

April 19, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: • At 1:49 a.m., an officer reported an open gate at a storage facility. A storage unit was reported to be empty, but the manager wasn’t sure if the unit was cleared by the renter […]