Wind gusts take minor toll on city

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By QCS Staff Rowdy and fiesty wind gusts fueled a brush fire off of Airport Road and toppled over several power poles over the weekend, Tucumari police officials said. Not long after officials checked a downed power pole in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, another was felled in the alley behind 2616 South Fouth Street […]

Quay County Artisans: Michael Crane

By QCS Staff Since moving to Tucumcari, New Mexico, three years ago, Michael Crane said many people have asked him: “‘Why here?’ as if no one would move to this little corner of the world on purpose.” Well, Crane did move here “on purpose” he said. “I usually refer them to the unique opportunity offered […]

Upcoming community events

Free conference offers help for caregivers The Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging is hosting a “Giving Care to Caregiver’s” Conference in Albuquerque on May 1-2. This is a free conference for full-time and part-time caregivers where they can learn about additional resources and have a little time to re-charge. Keynote speakers are coming from Texas […]

Roping contest set for this weekend

Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will have more […]

04-25-2007: 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: Friday • At 2:40 p.m., a female reported a wanted subject at the DWI office on South Third Street. One female subject was arrested and […]

Remember: God knows where you live

By Leonard Lauriault As a youth, I had a saying, “I know where you live.” This let offenders know they weren’t safe, because no matter where else they went, eventually they’d have to come home, where I’d be waiting at their door. Over the years, my attitude has changed. I’m leaving vengeance to God, also […]

Seniors prepare for senior Olympics

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By QCS Staff Area seniors are getting ready for the Quay County Senior Olympics Games. Practice for pool and shuffleboard are at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center. Participants in these games can qualify to compete in the State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces. The Quay County games will […]

04-25-2007: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., free Grasshopper Management Workshop, Tucumcari Convention Center. Call Quay County Extension Service office, 461-0562 for information. Today: 10 a.m., regular meeting of Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Board, City Hall. Thursday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Earth Day activities, Outcoor Classroom on 11th Street. All are invited to come. Thursday: 5 […]

School board reviews $8.65 million budget

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari School Board members reviewed an $8.685 million draft budget for the 2007-2008 school year on Monday night. The budget is $133,711 more than the previous school year’s budget. The board does not take any action on the proposed budget which is approved by the state’s Public Education Department. […]

New city manager to make $70,000 annually

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An employment agreement with John Sutherland, who was picked as the new city manager by the Tucumcari City Commission, will pay Sutherland $70,000 per year. The employment agreement is to be reviewed by the City Commission at its meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Sutherland, who is from Flagstaff, […]