Yard & Garden: Creating outdoor structures

By Tom Dominguez The total gardening experience usually includes a variety of plants ranging from ground covers to towering trees, winged creatures, water features and art to name a few. Garden structures and hardscaping also contribute in a big way to the garden experience making the outside environment more comfortable and relaxing. Gardens are for […]

Correspondence over distance can deepen friendship

By Lnn Moncus Although I see good friends every day, I also enjoy visiting with some of those who live at a distance, both via letters and by telephone. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson is one such friend who now lives in Edmond, Okla., who writes wonderful letters and also has timeto laugh and reminisce on the […]

Thanksgiving’s done, but giving should continue

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, Thanksgiving Day is for giving thanks, and charities sometimes focus on the image of that day, and all the food we eat, to remind us that not everyone is as fortunate as we are and ask us to give to help others, as well as giving thanks for […]

11-24-2007: 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: Monday l At 7:25 p.m., an anonymous caller reported loud music on West Hancock Street. An officer checked the area and advised that no loud […]

11-24-2007: Calendar

Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Monday: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Heather Wilson’s Listening Tour, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 West Route 66 Blvd. Candidate for US Senate to field questions and discuss issues with Quay County residents. Monday: 5 p.m., Special work session, […]

Del’s wins hot award


Del’s Restaurant has picked up a 2008 Scovie Award for second place in the canned salsa – hot category for its Salsa de Del’s. Some 783 products from around the world competed for top honors. The awards were created by Dave DeWitt, editor of Fiery-Foods &BBQ Magazine. Wilber Scoville pioneered the rating scale for spicy […]

Winter’s chill, snow may stick around

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Quay County residents were expected to wake up today to temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorogical technician Raymond Jojale. It is expected to be the lowest temperature recorded so far this winter season. The low comes in the wake of the season’s first snowfall, […]

November 1963

Ernest W. Lee, 30, of Tucumcari, was the first person to be sentenced in district court under the habitual criminal statute of the new criminal code. …The Bureau of Business Research at UNM reported Quay County’s population grew from 12,300 in 1960 to 13,200 in June 1963. …Bruce Nutt and Darla Schlientz reigned as king […]

Karate kids are kicking their way up ladder

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun On Main Street there may be some tae kwon do tykes and karate kids in the making. After weeks of practice, 25 martial art students at the American Karate Studios in Tucumcari were awarded their orange belt. The students, mostly children, earned their seventh Gup Orange Belt, which is […]

High notes from carolers


Braving one of the coldest evenings yet, Carol Simpson and other members of the Blue Grass Carolers welcomed in the light spectacular at the Tucumcari Historical Museum on Friday night.