Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited [...]

Upcoming programs for kids

Bible school programs Two area churches will be offering vacation Bible schools. They are: • From Tuesday through June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Center Street United Methodist Church will be having Vacation Bible School. For more information call the church office at 461-2661. • June 4-8 , from 8:30 a.m. to noon, [...]

05-26-2007: Letters to Editor

Feedlot causes concern I cannot believe the citizens of Tucumcari would even consider letting a feedlot that close to town. The ethanol plant is bad enough. I have lived and been around both, the smell is awful. Even on a calm day, a feedlot generates a lot of dust and it can’t be healthy. It [...]

Graduation pays off for many seniors

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An open letter to area high school graduates: You’re being congratulated! Your photo is in the newspaper. You have made a great step in your life. You have graduated from high school. But you have also graduated to a new school. It may be college or some other school [...]

Snake patrols picking up for animal control

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With the temperatures getting warmer snakes are out looking for cool places to hide, said Mike Martinez, Tucumcari’s Animal Control supervisor. Within the past month Martinez has caught 15 to 20 snakes, he said. Most of them have been red racers and only one rattlesnake. Recent police reports indicate [...]

Gaming authority says it wants level playing field

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Which racetrack and casino proposal will end up with a coveted prize: A site on the heavily trafficked I-40? Now, that Albuquerque Downs racetrack wants to move to Moriarity on I-40, the Quay County Gaming Authority is stepping back a pace, and mounting its own offensive to win approval [...]

2007 graduates off to new adventures

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School’s class of 2007 graduated Friday night. Sixty-three seniors sat in anticipation as the ceremony began with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance in the Rattlers Snake Pit. “I have been waiting for this my whole life,” said Janice Apodaca. “I am first in line to get my [...]

05-26-2007: Around Town

Josiah’s arrived … Louis Sanchez and Rachel Garcia announce the birth of their sson Josiah Augustine Sanchez. He was born April 28, 2007 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Josiah’s grandparents are Joe and Bernice Garcia of Tucumcari, and Andy and Jenifer Sanchez of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are John and Marylou Sanchez, Florencio [...]

Rosalie C. “Rose” Garcia

Services: At 2 p.m., Saturday, a mass of resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Rosalie C. “Rose” Garcia, 69, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, in the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mrs. Garcia was born June 28, 1937 in Logan, N.M. She was a longtime Tucumcari resident and hadbeen a member of [...]

05-26-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Tuesday • At 12:29 p.m., a female reported a prowler behind her residence on South Third Street. An officer was told that someone was in [...]