Library’s readers get a lucky ride

By Chelle Delaney Reading, everyone knows pays off, and if you were lucky on Thursday you got a free ride, too. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program for children culminated on Thursday with a puppet show, cake and ice cream, door prizes and, for 10 lucky readers, new bikes. Children were eligible for the […]

City plans to annex Tucumcari Airport

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Aug. 1 the Tucumcari Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss bringing the Tucumcari Municipal Airport facility within the city’s limits. Annexing the 1,100-acre aviation facility means the city will benefit from additional tax revenue and the property and facility will be protected, by law, by […]

These smart toppers merit a place in the Smithsonian

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw, had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

Amistad celebrates 100th anniversary

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Last Saturday, hundreds of people flocked to Amistad to honor the 100th birthday of that village and to spend much quality time just visiting. When the people of that area decide to put on a celebration, they just naturally know what to do and how to do it. […]

July 22 – Calendar

Saturday: Farmer’s Market, 5 p.m., Tucumcari Boulevard and Date Street. 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: County […]

God will provide – even at a children’s camp

By Debra Whittington: Quay County Sun columnist But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19   I am not as young as I used to be. This was an earth shattering realization I made after almost a week at Kid’s Camp last month. I […]

Soldier from Clovis dies in Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis soldier killed Sunday in Afghanistan was helping to rebuild communities in the war-torn country, his father said. Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, 29, died near Larzab in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Army officials said. He was killed when his platoon was attacked by small-arms fire while on patrol, according to […]

July 19: Calendar

Wednesday-Thursday: San Jon Board of Education will meet for an executive session 9:30 a.m. in the ITV Room. For more information, call 505-576-2466. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Vintage Quilting Society meets 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s […]

Quay All Stars finish up season with second place

By Dave Wagner and Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis American All-Stars didn’t need a big attack to win the New Mexico District 3 Little League 13-14 division championship Monday night. American managed only four singles, but benefited from 10 walks and six errors by Quay County to post a 10-4 victory in the “if” […]

Registered sex offender charged in new case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A registered sex offender in Tucumcari was charged on Monday with criminal sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl. Patrick Eugene Otero, 40, was arrested on Saturday and arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon where he was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual penetration, eight counts of distribution […]