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Amistad celebrates centennial Saturday For its 100th birthday, historic Amistad is going all out on Saturday to celebrate with a day of fun and in recognition of the national day of the “America Cowboy.” Planned events include: pioneer exhibits from area museums, Blue Grass and Western music all day, a flea and farmer’s market (you […]

Wind research may propel MCC interest

Special to QCS Despite windy conditions, two men worked recently at the top of the 55-meter ENMR Plateau communications tower on Eleventh Street to attach new wind monitoring equipment to the tower for Mesalands Community College. The work was done on June 21 by an Albuquerque firm, Class One Technical Services, as part of a […]

Farmers market opens Saturday

QCS Staff Ready for some fresh home-grown produce? Tucumcari’s Farmers Market opens on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Wailes Park at Tucumcari Boulevard and Date Street. “We usually start out with four or five vendors. We have a total list of 17 vendors,” said Bobbie DeFoor, who has been involved with the market for about […]

Appeals Court rules in favor of Tucumcari Landfill

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the Environment Department’s permit for the City of Tucumcari to proceed with its plan for a new landfill north of town. The Pickett Ranch, a neighbor of the landfill, had contested the permit. A woman who answered the phone at the […]

Judge turns case over to district court

By Staff: Quay County Sun CS Staff Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn turned the case of Crystal Cochran and Fred Jaramillo, III, over to district courts Thursday. Cochran and Jaramillo are each charged with more than a dozen felony counts in connection with the death of 12-year-old Augustine Montiel. He died May 18 in a Tucumcari […]

Gauging the rain

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residents north of I-40, where several say their gauges measured six inches of rain, would probably take issue with the Agricultural Science Center’s readings. Variations are expected, said Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at the center. “Rainfall is extremely variable in the area,” Lauriault said. In fact, the center has […]

‘Get the gate’ for view for Quay County

By Lynn Moncus Leslie H. (Bob) Mead, one of our own natives of Quay County, recently published “Get That Gate!,” a book containing many of his memories of the good and bad times he has had throughout his life. Joanne M. Mead, his wife, illustrated many of the stories, and his daughter and her husband, […]

Events: July 8-13

Sunday: The 6th Annual “Best Little Festival on Rt. 66” Events include: Pancake Cowboy Breakfast at County Exhibition Hall with a church Service, Team Roping Competition, Market Place. Contests (rail splitting, post hole digging, spike driving, horse shoe pitching, cow patty throwing eating, dunking booth and more), free golf lessons and a water fest. Monday: […]

Take pride in the flag

By Debra Whittington “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. ”   The calendar indicates that the fourth of July has passed once again as summer marches on. Still I can’t help thinking about that infamous date on the calendar in which we celebrate our […]

Mary Ellen Minnard

Services: Have been held. Mary Ellen Minnard, 68, died Monday, July 3, 2006 in Albuquerque. Mrs. Minnard was born April 10, 1938 in New Mexico. She was a long-time member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Vern Minnard, who died in 2004. Survivors include her husband, Allen […]