Congress ready to put pork back on menu

Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the line […]

Mesas work their healing powers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie won the battle Sunday and saw that we took a drive into Quay Valley. I’m not too sure which of us was the most excited because we hadn’t been for such a drive this year and really needed to take time to admire the beauty of the mesas and […]

May 5, 2007 Letters to the Editor

Cater to children not casino I was born and raised in Tucumcari (and still have family there) and now live in St. Louis. I’ve been keeping up on what’s happening in my hometown from the Quay County Sun Web site. I’ve been following the news reports on the Racino and can’t believe Tucumcari is even considering […]

May 5, 2007 Obituaries

Larry Clifton Klaverweiden Services:  2 p.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Larry Clifton Klaverweiden, 58, died on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at his home in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Mr. Klaverweiden was born Oct. 26, 1949 in Tucumcari.  He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church.  He graduated […]

Job is on the line

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By Quay County Sun Staff Lineman Juventino Ortiz installs electrical lines on new steel poles along old Route 66 for Chapman Construction of McKinney, Texas. The $2.166 million project for Farmers Electric Coop covers installation of 187 steel poles on 16.5 miles from a switch station four miles south of San Jon and along Route […]

Latino exhibit coming to Tucumcari

Special to QCS Did you know? It was a Hispanic/Latino Inventor who engineered the first submarine, gyroplane (helicopter) and the atomic bomb (nuclear weapons). In addition, the adjustable wrench, a reversible motor, an optical analysis system, and a system for color televisions were all created by the minds and hands of a Hispanic/Latino inventor. You […]

Who owns roads in Montoya?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission will be seeking the advice of the New Mexico attorney general about the legal action needed to vacate roads and parts of townships that were incorporated in the early 1900s. “Something (the roads) was given to the public and somebody has to say the public […]

05-02-2007: Notable Notes

Drawing funds for United Way Everyone’s Federal Credit Union is raffling a painting on behalf of the United Way of Quay County.  The painting is by Margaret Pearce Mote of Broadview.  It is an oil on canvas of a windmill and is framed in barn wood. Tickets are $5 each and are available from any EFCU […]

05-02-2007: 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: Saturday • At 7:26 p.m., there was a report of a possible drunk driver. Police arrested a female for aggravated DWI, driving with a suspended […]

Tiffany L. Thockmorton

Services: 6 p.m., Thursday a memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Tiffany L. Throckmorton, 21, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in Tucumcari.  She was born March 26, 1986 in Tucumcari to Robert and Deborah Stith Throckmorton.  She was reared and attended schools in Tucumcari.  She was baptized in to the […]