Route 66 historian visits Route 66 Festival

By Staff: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Route 66 Festival began attracting vendors, visitors and, historians, too, for the weekend’s events. One of the mother road’s biggest supporters and recorders of its history is Robert Waldmire. An artist and 1965-Mustang owner, Waldmire has traversed the road several times and even made a living as a traveling […]

Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, broke into a heavier rainfall Thursday morning and set off flooding in some fields, washouts on several roads and in one area 14 Rural Area Development customers were without any […]

All Star teams warm up for district

By Staff: Quay County Sun QCS Staff Quay County’s All Stars baseball teams are gearing up for their playoffs with teams from Curry and Roosevelt counties. The players have been practicing for about two weeks now. Manager of the Quay County’s Majors All Stars, Coach Tommy Garcia, said the teams all look good. “We’ve got […]

Allen Dee Powell, Sr.

Allen Dee Powell, Sr. Services: 10 a.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Cleora, Okla. Allen Dee Powell of Vinita, Okla., died Friday, June 30, at Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford, Texas. Mr. Powell was born on Oct. 9, 1933, in Pedernal, N.M. On June 21, 1958, he married Sandra Sue […]

Van service comes to a halt

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The van stopped here on June 30. Those who depended on the Fort Sumner Transit service to get to work, to the doctor’s office, to school, to the grocery store and to make other trips no longer have a ride. The driver and dispatcher who operated the service in […]

Fireworks in video night deposit causes alarm

By Quay County Staff Tucumcari Fire Department and police responded to an alarm for a structure fire Tuesday night at Bubbles Video at First and Hines. Officials said someone dropped fireworks in the video return drop box. Firefighters put out the blaze, which melted the plastic video basket, with water. The fireworks caused a smoke […]

Quay County skies light up for the Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Phillip Griggs can light up your night — especially on the Fourth of July. Griggs is chairman of the fireworks committee at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. “I’ve been involved in this for years. This will be my 15th year,” he said. He’s been chairman of the fireworks committee for […]

Spiders roaming among the swamp coolers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Back when I introduced myself to you, I wrote: “Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a dry heat. No humidity.’ Hummm. Well, after depending on air conditioners in humid Florida, I’ve discovered there’s […]

Gearing up for Rattler Reunion

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Championed by Norma Crellin, the president of the Rattler Alumni Association, 15 volunteers gathered in the back room of the Citizens Bank on Friday to label 3,300 Rattler Reunion invitations. The “Spirit of ‘76” reunion celebration will be Aug. 3-5 at the Convention Center. The volunteers made quick work […]

Pausing for all creatures small

I Aggie, am going to visit with you this week because the slave is sitting in the backyard enjoying the cool weather and doesn’t have the time to do any thinking, much less any writing. Actually, both of us have been outside a lot during this pleasant weather and have really enjoyed playing games without […]