Naomi “Noni” Stadler

Services: 2 p.m..Saturday, a memorial service will be at the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Tucumcari. Naomi “Noni” Stadler, 97, died in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday, May 28, 2007.  She was born Dec 16, 1909 to Walter and Anna Barrett in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child she and her family moved to Whittier, Calif., […]

Smoking bans takes effect on Friday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Friday, smoking indoors will be banned in public businesses in Tucumcari and across the state of New Mexico. “It is very important to the health of everyone that this law was passed,” said Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention project manager Susan Lease. “We are promoting the […]

Quay County pioneering woman honored with marker

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The members of the Cultural Properties Review Committee met Friday and approved a state Historical Marker honoring Yetta Kohn that will be placed in Quay County. Kohn’s granddaughter is Yetta Bidegain of Tucumcari. “It’s an honor for her to be considered for the marker,” said Bidegain. “I live a […]

Two apply for judge’s seat

By QCS Staff Two applications from Tucumcari for the judicial vacancy in the 10th Judicial District Court have been submitted. They are local attorney, Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Donald C. Schutte, of the Quay County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission. Current Judge Ricky Purcell […]

Mesalands board chair resigns

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By QCS Staff Muriel Latham-Pfeifer, chair of the Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees announced her resignation Tuesday night at the regular board meeting. Pfiefer’s resignation is effective today. She cited personal reasons for her resignation and said she would be moving on Friday to Albuquerque. Pfeifer served on the board for eight years, five […]

Sands-Dorsey’s fate to be examined

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun As residents recall its colorful history, the brick facade of the Sands-Dorsey looks like a sorrowful lady. Sections of her second story brick walls and scrollwork trimmings are gone, and her window trims are scorched. It wasn’t until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning that firefighters called off their watch, […]

Felipe E. Lopez

Services: 7 p.m., Tuesday, a rosary will be recited at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church. At 7 p.m., Wednesday graveside services will be at Newkirk, N.M., Felipe E. Lopez, 75, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Lopez was born in Newkirk, N.M., on Dec. 10, 1931. He moved to […]

Firefighters continue vigil

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By Chelle Delaney Firefighters continued to monitor at noon on Saturday the still smoldering Sands Dorsey Building in Tucumcari. The building caught fire on Friday at about 5 p.m. Firefighters kept a vigil over the fire throughout the night watering down intermittent bursts of flames. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the firefighters would stay at […]

Landmark building destroyed

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty firefighters worked Friday night to contain a fire that destroyed the Sands Dorsey Building in downtown Tucumcari. At times flames leaped from the building’s roof and windows and smoke poured out making nearby streets invisible. Bursts of flames could still be seen from the structure at 10:30 p.m. […]

Becoming a friend can make improvements at Ute Lake

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Friends of Ute Lake State Park was organized in January of 2007. Its purpose is as a local and private entity to complement, contribute to the Ute Lake State Park. The group was started to assist in the development of the state parks on a local level. By […]