01-06-2007: Letters to Editor

Gym of a birthday appreciated After spending a week skiing in Colorado my husband and I along with our three children headed home to Texas. We were in search of a seafood restaurant for my son’s 16th birthday. Instead, we ended up stranded in New Mexico and were informed that the local high school gym […]

Percipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches […]

He’s driven to succeed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari resident and business owner Charley Crossley is trying to bring a Jeep off-road event to Tucumcari — when he is not breaking world records. Crossley, is a 43-year-old retired monster truck driver who moved to Tucumcari in 2000 with his wife Deena. Years of monster truck driving have […]

Year in Review: July, 2006

Here are the highlights of the second half of 2006, as reported in the Quay County Sun. July 1: Almost half of the floating Ute Lake Marina’s slips are covered. The Marina also has gas pumps and a convenience store. The grand opening coincides with the 4th of July weekend. July 1: At 4-7 p.m […]

01-06-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 2:46 p.m., a female reported a domestic dispute on South Fourth Street. Officers made contact with the subjects and advised that it […]

John Cortes Banks

John Cortes Banks Services: 3 p.m., today in the Chapel at Muffley Funeral Home. John Cortes Banks, 88, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 25, 1918 to Guy Cortes and Nellie Jones Banks in Siloam Springs, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army as a […]

Title hopes end in semifinals

By Eric Butler, FNNM Correspondent A pair of Quay County teams advanced into the semifinal round of the annual EPAC tournament this week as the House girls and San Jon boys each navigated their way through preliminary games. But hopes of further Eastern Plains glory went away Friday night in games played at the Texico […]

Winds of fortune on horizon?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Take a bunch of wind turbines, those tall columns with the propellers (and a generator) on top, site them in a carefully designed group, and tie them together into an electric grid, and you’ve created what is known as a wind farm. Now creating a wind farm leaves most […]

New Year off to a good start

By Lynn Moncus We certainly began the new year on a very white note and had a community burgeoning with stranded travelers, some of whom were heard to remark that they had other plans for New Year’s Eve and Day but were pleased to have been safely off the highway. Aggie and I decided begin […]

01-06-2007: Community Notes

Blood bank’s reserves low, drive coming here Jan. 24 Recent storms have created a shortage in reserves at the state’s blood bank, United Blood Services reported. “We have less than a half day’s supply,” said Lora Uebelhart, donor recruitment representative, who was in Tucumcari to promote the drive here on Jan. 24. “We’ve had three […]