04-21-2007: Around Town

Hurricane talk set… Leon Cooper of Albuquerque will be a guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at First Presbyterian Church, 306 E. Aber St., in Tucumcari. He will be speaking and making a slide presentation on Hurricane Katrina that hit Waveland, Miss., where his son was living. Cooper taught science at Tucumcari […]

FEMA goes to next phase of recovery

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Government personnel in Logan to assist victims of the March 23 tornado will be switching gears on Monday. “If they’ve been putting it off, they need to put on their boots and go on down on Saturday and Sunday,” said Kim Pease, public information officer for the Federal Emergency […]

Mesalands has commercial shoo-in

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Look for Mesalands Community College on a TV nearest you. Two 30-second commercials – one featuring the college’s farrier science program and the other, the fine arts foundry – were filmed on Thursday by the New Mexico Lottery. “It’ll be great for Mesalands, it’ll give the college exposure throughout […]

THS wins first game vs. Texico

By QCS Staff The Rattlers won the first game of the varsity double header 10-5 against Texico on Monday. The second game, with the Rattlers on top, 4-2, was called because of lightning. It will resume at 5 p.m. today at the bottom of the second inning. “Our defense improved greatly, along with key hits,” […]

FAA helps to fund runway expansion

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Municipal Airport will receive $150,000 for planned upgrades and safety equipment from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. “We receive this money every year for the improvement and upkeep of the airport,” said airport manager Steve Stephenson. “I would like to see […]

Authority takes steps to prep application for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At the first meeting of the Quay County Gaming Authority on Tuesday, the commission made fast work of a 16-item agenda. All the items are paving the way to make an application to the state for an estimated $30 million race track and casino operation in Tucumcari. Authority members […]

New to fleet, new school plan

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By QCS Staff Groundwork was laid on Monday to eventually build a new high school in Tucumcari. Cost of the new high school could be as much as $20 to $26 million, said school superintendent Aaron McKinney. The Tucumcari School Board agreed to a $1.25 million financing package through the state’s Finance Authority. Voters approved […]

Mesalands ropers take 4th

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College Team Ropers, Colt Vernon and Cody O’Donnel finished the long round in fifth place and then improved their placing by taking fourth place in the short round and fourth place in the average. Besides a cash prize they added 80 points each to their personal scores and 160 to […]

Altrusa helps support community projects

By QCS Staff Tucumcari Altrusa International contributes to the success of many projects in Tucumcari. During the first quarter of this year, contributions to Altrusa community service projects totaled more than $6,000, according to a release by the group. The following are Altrusa’s community service projects and the amount it has contributed: • MCCH Council Immunization […]

Earth Day activities coming up

Earth Day activities plan … School children and the community will have a host of activities to attend on Earth Day, April 26, at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom on 11th Street. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. All are invited to come. A highlight of the day’s events beginning at 8 […]