New tax proposed for back up of 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose proposed a sales tax increase in Quay County to cover the costs of radio back up system for the county’s consolidate dispatch, or 911 system, at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. Primrose said the system currently has no back up and that it “extremely critical […]

Baby can you drive my cars

Special to the QCS In several weeks vintage auto enthusiasts may want to take a look in the parking lot at the Blue Swallow motel. Five Austins 7s from England are scheduled to make a stop on Sept. 10 as they make the journey on the Route 66. This tour is being undertaken by a […]

Meslands puts together its new strategic plan

Special to the Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College keeps no secrets about how it accomplishes its goals and continues to grow and progress in its rural setting. It’s all done by establishing strategic plans that put in place tactical objectives and goals that can be accomplished and thereby move the institution forward. During the […]

Mary A. Dominguez

Mary A. Dominguez Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Mary A. Dominguez, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 in Yuma, Ariz., following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1925 at Glenrio. Mrs. Dominquez was a former resident of Tucumcari, who had had been making her home in Yuma for the […]

08-30-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County at the Tucumcari police headquarters, during the last few days. According to reports: Saturday l At 10 a.m., a female called to report that a bull was out on the highway on Old Lake Road. A Logan police officer […]

Business venture makes downtown its base

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Main Street entrepreneur and interior designer Ruth Nelson is going back to the future. Nelson bought the Jennings Furniture store on Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, and renamed it Pajarito Interiors. She plans to have the big tan metal panels that have been covering the brick and […]

Good fruit comes from good soil

By Debra Whittington But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 During my morning walks I pause to check out the apple and pear trees. There is nothing like fresh fruit and I am getting anxious to sink my […]

Time coming to enter state fair queen contest

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen contest will be Sept. 30 in Roswell. The application deadline is Sept. 26. The one-day queen contest will challenge the contestants in horsemanship, appearance, personal interview, modeling, public speaking and general knowledge of the ENMSF and agriculture. Eligible contestants must be between the ages of 16 to 23 […]

Forest Service holds firewood sale

The Kiowa National Grassland is offering personal use firewood permits for sale beginning Friday. A designated firewood cutting area has been established along the rim of Mills Canyon near Roy. Trees in the area have already been cut in an effort to thin an overstocked stand of pinyon and juniper trees. Only down trees in […]

Soldier ready to re-enlist

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Clovis Police Detective Roman Romero said he plans to renew his reserve contract with the Marine Corps in coming weeks even though it could mean being sent to Iraq. The Clovis native said although he’s established in his job and has a young family, he wants to serve […]