Late-season hunts available Tuesday

By QCS Staff Special to the QCS The state’s Department of Game and Fish is making 405 late-season archery elk licenses and 349 deer permits available online on Tuesday, according to a press release. Licenses for November and December archery elk hunts in Big Game Management Units 12, 34, 37, 43 and 50; and January [...]

Younsters’ reading programs begins today

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Library has begun its annual story time program for the younger set. Entitled, “Saddle Up and Read, Bookaroos,” the program reaches children from ages one to five. “The kids enjoy the program,” staff member Erica Lopez said. “It’s a good break from their daily routine.” The [...]

Amistad fall carnival and chili cook-off, Oct. 28

The Amistad community will hosts its annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 28. The event will begin in the Amistad school cafeteria at 5 p.m. with a chili cook-off and chili tasting, both red and green, to determine the area’s Chili King or Queen. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym and will include [...]

10-14-2006: 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: Monday • At 2:51 p.m., a DWI probation officer requested an officer for transport on West Main Street. One female subject was arrested for failure [...]

Russell L. Martin

Russell L. Martin Services: Have been held. Russell L. Martin, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Mr. Martin was born April 29, 1915 in Arlington, Texas. He was married to Clara E. Beeson on March 2, 1947 in Winfield, Kan. For many years he farmed in [...]

10-14-2006: Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of [...]

Resident decries hike in services

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The quality of services is not worthy of the costs charged by the city for those services, Tucumcari resident Tony McNeil told city commissioners at their meeting on Thursday. McNeil said he moved to Tucumcari a few years ago and that he was trying to clean up his place. [...]

Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. [...]

Open letter to city: Keep air show

By Ralph McCormick Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to citizens of Tucumcari from Ralph McCormick. McCormick is a friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, who died last week in a plane crash at the Tucumcari Air Show: I live in another state and only by chance happened to become acquainted with your town [...]

Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton

The Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton. The Rattlers won 38-8 against the Clayton Yellowjackets on Thursday night once the team turned on its defensive action. “The defense is the heart of the team,” Coach Eddie Encinias said. The Rattlers were trailing 8-0 in the first quarter. But the defense rallied and did [...]