Building it doesn’t mean they’ll come

By Leonard Lauriault It’s basketball season. A recent article from the University of Kentucky (one of my alma maters where basketball is king and football is a pastime until basketball season) compared attendance at their home basketball games with other schools. The Kentucky Wildcats’ home court is Rupp Arena, which had the largest seating capacity […]

Community Notes: Lujan to visit Friday, art class, Rural Development office hours to start, tax help

Lujan to visit Friday New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and congressional district candidate Ben R. Lujan will visit Tucumcari for a noon lunch Friday at the Pow Wow. Lujan is running for for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, which comprises portions of eastern New Mexico including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. The seat is currently held […]

01-16-2008: 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: Friday l At 3:14 p.m., a male reported a battery on South Fifth Street. An officer advised that all was OK. The parties were to come […]

01-16-2008: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular meeting, Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District, Forrest Fire Station. Today: 7.p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., ENMAS Film Night, ENMAS Gallery at 201 S. Second St. Free to the public. Films are art-related. Call 461-9908. Thursdays ongoing: 6:30 […]

Quay County Sun launches new Web system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Letter to Editor: Spreading the word

Start spreading the word Lots of thoughts and remembrances are spinning through my head as I return from Bettie Ditto’s funeral this afternoon. But, the one thing that we can all do as a tribute to Bettie is to take up where she left off. As the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce president this year, […]

01-12-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Death Song by Michael McGarrity. The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy’s wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, […]

School Menus for Jan. 14-17

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. House Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, corn, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Biscuits/gravy, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken Sandwich, baked chips, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Omelets, cereal, […]

Charges against Logan man reduced

By QCS Staff Charges against Shane Vest of Logan were reduced after a second hearing this week in Quay County Magistrate Court, according to court documents. Vest’s bond was dropped to $1,500 from $6,000 after the nine charges against him were reduced to three. Vest is charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana […]

Local election briefs

White to run for Quay County Clerk Ellen White, Quay County Clerk has announced her candidacy for re-election as Quay County Clerk in the June 3 Primary Election. White is a life-long resident of Quay County and has been the Quay County Clerk since January 2005. She served as Chief Deputy Clerk from January 1998 […]