Rattlers golf squad places 13th

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers Golf Team placed 13th among 22 teams (5A through 2A) competing in Roswell, April 9-10, at the Spring River Golf Course and the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. Individual scores were: Stephen Smith 85-92 Qasim Badshah 86-100 Justin Alvarez 90-101 Nathan Andrada 90-101 Mike Martinez 96-118 “It was […]

04-14-2007: Letters to Editor

In regards to the racetrack and casino proposal, it is my earnest hope that we will not not allow this project to proceed, considering the damage that it will do to our community. In our country, 15 million people (5 percent) display some sign of gambling addiction. The suicide rate for pathological gamblers is twenty […]

Tornado claims second life

By Tonya Fennell Last month’s tornado claimed its second victim Thursday when Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died at a Lubbock hospital. Thomas V. Cravy said his father had been hospitalized with multiple injuries since the March 23 tornado tore through a trailer home “Snap” Cravy shared with a friend on Oak Street. “He […]

Clovis unearths time capsule

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The star of the show was a rusty metal cylinder. An audience gathered in an arc around the aged tube and watched as men slammed it with a sledgehammer, slid it into a vice and pried open its top. Inside, hugged by cardboard that crumbled when touched, were mementos from […]

Will our new code have enough green

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari has hired a consultant to help it revise the city’s ordinances regarding development. That’s a good idea –  because those ordinances can have a lot to do with what Tucumcari can become. The city has good spaces – good bones. It also appears that the […]

04-14-2007: Around Town

Sky’s the limit… Skyler Lee Block celebrated her 6th birthday with a bowling party on Friday. Her birthday was April 12. Nicknamed “Sky,” she is the daughter of Bret and Melanie Block of Tucumcari. Her brother is Gage Block, 2. Sky’s grandparents are Randy and Carol Block and Tommy and Tara Wallace, all of Tucumcari. […]

Church leaders voice concern about ‘racino’ proposal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun More money may come into the Tucumcari area from proposed gaming operations. But a race track and casino will also contribute to a rise in divorces, suicides, crime and in other social and services costs, said several area church leaders. “Not everyone is interested in accepting the financial gain […]

04-14-2007: 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 9:58 p.m., a deputy served a warrant for aggravated battery at a residence on Quay Road AY. One male subject was arrested […]

04-14-2007: Calendar

Today: 9 a.m. – noon, Girl Scouts will collect old newspapers for recycling, Mesalands Community College on 11th St. Sorry, cannot accept sunbleached or previously wet papers. Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholics anonymous Unity Group meeting 7 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Monday: Noon, Special Meeting of the Tucumcari Public School Board, Administration Office Conference Room, […]

City, county joins JPA to form Quay County Gaming Authority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During the past week, four out of the five invited players have agreed to apply to the state for a license for a race track and casino in Tucumcari. With the players all named in a proposed Joint Powers Agreement, or JPA, they will now organize to create a […]