Beyond experience or proving grounds

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It seems every governor has to have a book. No, we’re not talking about Gov. Bill Richardson’s “Between Worlds.” We’re talking about a book by Gen. Lewis “Lew” Wallace, who was appointed governor of the Territory of New Mexico by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Wallace came to New Mexico […]

Sky’s the limit from high plains

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist When TV Honeymooner Ralph Kramden always joked about sending his wife to the moon, he could have done it easier than his proposed punching her hard enough in the head. He could have simply sent her to New Mexico. Yes, it is cool that the Land of Enchantment is on […]

It was just yesterday for friends, memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist While other people have developed hobbies and have done all sorts of impressive things during their retirement years, I have just ambled around, enjoying each day in my home county. Visiting with old friends and making new ones have made these years most pleasant. Last Sunday afternoon, the phone rang, […]

And triplets make five times a mom

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Triplets are a group of three. That could be three musical notes — or three infants, like the three preemies born to Vanessa Ortega on Aug. 17 in Lubbock. The babies, who only weighed slightly more than three pounds each, had to stay in the neonatal unit for a […]

Rattler cross country team comes back into play

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattler cross country team will compete today at 8:30 a.m. in the East Mountain small school Invite at Sandia. There hasn’t been a cross country team in Tucumcari since the 2003-2004 school year. Coach Gary Hittson has twelve runners on the team this year. The Rattlers have attended […]

Portales edges out a win against Tucumcari

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. […]

Rattlers lose nailbiter to Portales

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun BLACKWATER DRAW — The Tucumcari Rattlers’ record, if not impressive, is evidenced by a dedication to toughen up. The Rattlers (1-5) have been on the side of defeat often this season, but often to a team of a higher classification. Of Tucumcari’s five losses, one came against one 4A […]

09-30-2006: Police Blotter

Sept. 30, 2006 Police Blotter The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari police headquarters, during the last few days. According to reports: Thursday • At 1:01 p.m., a male reported an unwanted subject at his residence on South Fourth Street. Officers advised […]

09-30-2006: Calendar

Sept. 30, 2006 Calendar Monday-Friday: Approved Arch Hurley Conservancy members vote for a director in Precinct #2. For more information call 461-2351. Monday: 4:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the the Quay County ASAP Coalition, Youth in Action Anti-Tobacco Task Force, ASAP Coalition office, 109 E. Main St. For more information, call 461-4911. All are invited. […]

HUD grant to help Mesalands launch building trades program

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $600,000 grant will be awarded to Mesalands Community College from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced U.S. Sen Pete Domenici on Friday in a press release. “It will allow us to develop three programs that will not only help the college but the city of […]