City declares disaster

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners declared the weeked of Dec. 29-31 a disaster in Tucumcari because of the additional snow clean-up and the costs of managing about 7,500 extra motorists and semis in the city over New Year’s weekend. Commissioners took this action at their Thursday night meeting, so that they could […]

Jasper retires from DOT after 25 years

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Department of Transportation bid farewell to supervisor Lewis Jasper after 25 years of service. “I am going to miss everyone. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every one of these guys,” said Jasper. “I got into this job to help people and enjoyed sharing […]

Virginia Fern Ross

Services: Have been held. Virginia Fern Ross, 84, resident of Lake Hubert, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at the Edgewood Vista in Brainerd, Minn. Mrs. Ross was born in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 7, 1922 to Herbert Leland and Emma Elizabeth (Kopf) Kletschka. She had been a Lake Hubert resident since 1926. She married […]

Dionicio A. Martinez

Services: 1 p.m., today at the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound. Dionicio A. Martinez, 76, a resident of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born in La Canada Ancha on July 17, 1930 to the late Gonzalo Martinez and Aurelia Baca. He was […]

Springer takes twin win from Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers dropped two to the Springer Red Devils Friday night at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. “We need to play defense with our feet and not with our hands,” said Tucumcari girls coach Wayne Ferguson. “We got into foul trouble and that sent their players to the […]

Wrestlers warming up for district play

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers wrestled yesterday and are to compete today at Saint Michael’s Al Salazar Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe. They have been competing against 24 teams ranging from 3A to 5A schools. This is the Rattlers first competition since the Tascosa invite at Amarillo on Dec. 15 and […]

01-13-2007: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well the holiday’s finished up with a big bang for the New Year but not for us golfers. But I know everyone made great New Year’s resolution, and if they are in any way pertaining to golf, I hope I can help you with it. A couple of reminders for the upcoming […]

Hole lotta work going on at landfill

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The big engines of the yellow earthmovers strain as they maneuver up the incline of huge mound of the red dirt. At the top of the rise, each machine releases between 45 and 50 tons of dirt making the mound taller inch-by-inch, day-by-day, said Bob Welch, project manager and […]

There’s no business like snow business

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City, county and state officials say they are prepared for today’s changing weather and stranded motorists – if this weekend’s storm should force motorists off of I-40, again. On New Year’s weekend, 7,500 motorists and truckers sought refuge in Tucumcari when a snow storm caused the closure of I-40. […]

January 1976

A fire destroyed the club house at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. The pro shop and home of Mr. and Mrs. Pittman were saved from the fire. … Quay County Commissioner Bill Yates was presented the key of completion by Gene Dyer at the grand opening of the Quay County exhibit center. … The Tucumcari […]