Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]

Voters invited to try out new voting machines before Nov. 7

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Do you want to test your voting skills before Nov. 7? Two styles of new voting machines that will be used for the Nov. 7 elections are up and operating at the Quay County Courthouse for voters to try out, said Ellen White, Quay County clerk. The machines are […]

Resident thanks senator for visit

Resident thanks senator for visit I just wanted to say thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman for his recent visit to Tucumcari. Even if it was a short visit, he met with several people about the expansion for the wind farms and about different ideas for bringing new jobs to Quay County. Jeff had the opportunity […]

School menus: From Sept. 18

Logan Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, juice and milk Lunch: Grilled ham & cheese, broccoli & carrots, salad, chips, ice cream and milk Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast bar, juice and milk Lunch: Spaghetti with/wo meat, corn, salad, texas toast, oranges and milk Wednesday Breakfast: Apples & peanuts, butter, juice and milk Lunch: Chicken noodle soup, […]

Xtreme sport to come to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Desert Xtreme Fights presented by The King of the Cage will debut in Tucumcari in early October. It’s the first time that an extreme sporting event will be held in Tucumcari. Most of the time these events take place in larger cities. “We have worked very hard to get […]

Rattlers hope for win on the road

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers have a road test today against Albuquerque Academy’s Chargers. The 2A Rattlers will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday against the Class 3A Chargers at the Richard Harper field in Albuquerque. The Rattlers go into Saturday’s game 0-3 after a loss to the Estancia Bears in […]

Rivalaries make sports world

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely pay much attention to sports, I decided to watch the Aggie-Lobo game last week because of the rivalry and because other programs were either repeats or weren’t very interesting. Actually, I planned to dip in and out in order to avoid too much boredom but got hooked when the […]

City to enhance 911 system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Next week, the consolidated 911 dispatch system based at the Tucumcari Police Department is expected to get the first phase of a long-awaited mapping system. The mapping system will eventually be able to pinpoint the source of a 911 distress call on a map on a computer screen, whether […]

Medal of valor awarded for first time

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Patrolman D. Shane Strand was awarded the medal of valor on Thursday by the Tucumcari Police Department for risking his life to save fellow officers. It is the first time that the medal of valor has been given to a Tucumcari police officer in some time, or ever, said […]

City Commission agrees to airport annexation

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Commissioners agreed on Thursday to the annex the airport property and land that would make it contiguous to existing city limits. The city has been interested in bringing the property into the city limits to take advantage of the gross receipts generated at the airport as well […]