2007: Year in Review, March

Here’s a look back at some of the top news stories published in March 2007 in the Quay County Sun. March 3: Fire Department making move to Center Street. Its administrative offices will be at 207 East Center Street in July. March 3: Former Rattler to be honored at state tourney. T. J. Parks will […]

Never try to outwit Mother Nature

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oooops! We said “no snow” and it snowed!  On Monday, the Quay County Sun’s headline stated: “No snow on tap”  in the not-yet-printed Quay County Sun.   When the Sun appeared on Wednesday so did the snow. Several inches of snow, in fact. The chances of snow on Monday […]

Credit crunch delays QCS parent’s plans for buyout

By JAN NORMAN, Freedom Newspapers Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine, California-based owner of The Quay County Sun, will put off plans to buy out its private equity partners until spring or summer because borrowing costs are too high now, Chief Executive Scott Flanders said Thursday. “The credit markets will drive the timing,” Flanders said. “The […]

Birthdays, New Year’s Population, State Beautification

She’s a Christmas presence… Rachel Eve Mardo was born Christmas day in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Rachel Eve is the daughter of Laura and David Mardo of Tucumcari. She joins two brothers, Davey, 7, and Nathaniel, 4, and a sister, Sariah, 2. Her grandparents are Joe and Judy Martinez of Tucumcari, Frances […]

Phil H. Bidegain recognized as livestock industry leader

By Carol Wilson, special to QCS (Reprinted from New Mexico Stockman , November, 2007 with permission from the publisher.) By Carol Wilson Special to the QCS The lightening dances across the night sky, tearing at the darkness with jagged fingers. As the first drops of rain begin to fall, Phillip Howard Bidegain leaves the sheltering […]

Firefighters contain house fire on Highway 104


By QCS Staff Firefighters contained a house fire on Highway 104 on Friday morning, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Three engines from Rural District 1 and the city responded to the 8:59 a.m. call from 10275 State Highway 104, about four miles from Tucumcari. The fire, which was fought by 10 firefighters, was contained […]

Jan. 8: Date for candidates to declare

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Jan. 8 is the date for citizens to declare their candidacy for positions in four municipalities in Quay County. Candidates must live in their districts and must have a certified copy of their voter registrations from the Quay County clerk, said Quay County […]

Fewer polling sites for 2008 elections


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 3,500 registered voters in Tucumcari will receive a new voter registration card and a notice about their new precinct and polling locations next week, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Some polling precincts have been consolidated and some polling sites have been closed or moved. Precincts in Quay […]

12-29-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that everyone will have a prosperous New Year and make a lot of birdies and eagles! Many Thanks to everyone who made my stay in Tucumcari a fun and great experience. The support from the merchants during our busy tournament season is a tribute to the game of […]

12-29-2007: 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 • At 12:28 p.m., a caller from the hospital reported a dog bite. The animal control officer advised that the female subject said she […]