03-31-2007: Around Town

Birthday for six … Kristen R. Gonzales will be celebrating her 6th birthday today with family and friends. Her birth date is March 27. Her parents are Liz Esquebil and Daniel Gonzales and her brother is Cameron Montano, 13. Kristen’s grandparents are Eloy and Madeline Esquibel and Danny and Susan Gonzales/ Ambassador Pete … Nickolaus [...]

Construction begins at Glenrio on new welcome center

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Construction began last week on a new $7.4 million welcome center at Glenrio, about a half mile west of the New Mexico-Texas border on I-40. At a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, March 21, state transportation and tourism officials unveiled plans for a hacienda-style center which will include a theater, [...]

Logan’s clean up costs could reach $150K

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The village of Logan is seeking federal funding to help in the cleanup of the damage from the tornado that hit Logan March 23. Representatives from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s office visited the town of Logan on Thursday afternoon to talk with Larry Wallin, Logan’s village manager. “The two [...]

Logan woman injured by tornado recovering

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The only Logan resident to be hospitalized after the tornado that hit March 23, Tamie Elam, 42, has a message for everyone: “Take tornado watches and warnings seriously,” she said. “Go somewhere safe.” Elam spoke via telephone from her parents’ home in Liberal, Kan., where she is recovering. “I think [...]

Friends, family come to aid in wake of tornado

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Connie and Andy Jackson are sitting on their deck talking. The conversation is cordial with laughter. The decks are about the only things left of their Logan mobile home. Their home’s roof is about 110 feet away in a nearby yard. On Monday morning, the Jacksons are one of [...]

FEMA surveys damage in Quay County

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Federal officials arrived in Logan Tuesday morning to assess the damage from the tornado that ripped through the village on Friday afternoon. Members of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), headquartered in Denton, Texas, met with officials of the state and Logan emergency management teams. “We need to stress that [...]

March 1964

Bill Hagler of Tucumcari received the salesman of the year award from Rainbow bread president Al Milner of Clovis. … Demolition of buildings on West Main Street was halted by Judge J.V. Gallegos. The buildings were condemned, but questions were raised about properly acquired permits. … Two Tucumcari seniors were awarded scholarships from the Eastern [...]

County questions need for sirens, early warning system

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the wake of Friday’s tornado in Logan, the Quay County Commission has asked county officials to examine the costs of an early warning system. “Don’t we have sirens (in Tucumcari)?” said Commissioner Bill Curry at Monday’s commission meeting. County manager Richard Primrose said the city of Tucumcari had [...]

Jerry Dean Weaks

Services:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, a memorial service will be conducted at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Jerry Dean Weaks, 68, died in Amarillo, Texas. on Sunday, March 25, 2007, following an extended illness. Jerry Weaks was born May 29, 1938 in Tulia, Texas.  He had been a long time Tucumcari/Quay County resident. He was [...]

Rose Hughs

Services: 10 a.m. (CST) and 9 a.m. (MST), today a funeral mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nara Visa, N.M.  Rose Hughs, 92, died on Monday, March 26, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas, following an extended illness. Rose Hughs was born Oct. 23, 1914 in Wilmington, Dela. She and her late [...]