City offers free compost to gardeners

By Tom Dominguez Talking to Joe Ramirez, city of Tucumcari Wastewater superintendent, the best compost to get is through the city waste water department. It only cost you the effort and time to go by and pick it up. According to Ramirez, the biosolids that come from wastewater go through an industrial digestive process for […]

01-19-2008: Calendar

Sundays ongoing: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. 8th Street, Logan, NM. Call 497-2977. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Playas: Gems of the Plains exhibit, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Tucumcari Blvd. For group tours in the evening, call 461-3064. Monday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m., City offices will […]

Valentine queen, holiday closings, write-in candidate deadline, voter registration for city elections

Valentine queen… A Valentine Queen Bingo fundraiser is at 2 p.m. today. Eighteen games will be played. The bingo packs for the games will cost $8 and the special games will be sold for a $1 each. No cash prizes will be given.  Item prizes will be given to each winner, per bingo game.  All […]

Candidate vies for congressional seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Ben R. Lujan, chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, hosted a luncheon Friday to garner support for his bid for the District 3 U.S. representative seat. As a member of the Commission, Lujan said he has held corporations to their promises, and protected New Mexico consumers. In […]

‘Racino’ plans still on track

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The principal parties applying for a proposed $30 million race track and casino, “racino,” in Tucumcari will be introduced to the community later this month, said Warren Frost, a Logan attorney and executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Plans are under way for the group to apply […]

Science club takes recycling lead

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The science club at Tucumcari High School hopes to turn its school green. It’s not a chemistry experiment, but a recycling project. “Right now, we’ve started as a high school. We want students to get concerned, then they can tell their parents and friends that the high school is […]

Kids discover a playa playground

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like saucers left in the rain, New Mexico’s playas collect water. Eventually some of their water may trickle down to an aquifer, birds and wildlife may sip and dip in the circular shallows and livestock may come by to draw in a long drink. But they also have other […]

Quay County Detention Center population declines

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The census at the Quay County Detention Center has dropped to 855 in 2007 from 1,096 in 2006, according to a report presented at the Quay County Commission meeting on Friday. The average daily population has also decreased to 44.30 in 2007 from 61 in the previous year, said […]

County prepares to present its capital wish list

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By Chelle Delaney Quay County�s municipalities and the county government have put together a whopping $25,939,700 wish list of projects to present to legislators in Santa Fe. Legislators kicked off their 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. Here in Quay County, locals hope, in a few weeks, to advance the case for their projects and […]

January’s to-do list for gardeners

By Tom Dominguez In preparation for your spring garden, here’s a checklist for January. l The life of the flowering pot plant received as a Christmas gift can be prolonged with proper care. Keep the plant out of range of heating ducts and away from heating units. Keep in a cool room at night, preferably […]