February 1958

Virgil Montgomery, owner and operator of Tucumcari Farm Supply, sold his farm supply business to Otis Brown, who had recently moved to Tucumcari. … County Agent Lloyd Cavasos reported the response by Quay County producers to the federal brucellosis eradication program had been excellent, and he expected the county to be certified brucellosis free in […]

Sweethearts to say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day


by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Felicia Rodriguez and Doug Ashcraft will become husband and wife Thursday – Valentine’s Day.  Ashcraft said he’s had a  crush on Rodriguez since he was 18. “I bet I’ve asked her out a 1,000 times,” he said. Circumstances took them along different paths, until 2006 and the day before […]

Ethanol plant to start up in April


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The crowded jumble of new and used pipes and metal parts on the grounds of the Route 66 Ethanol plant are starting to find their place. Crane operators, men on aerial lifts, welders and other workers are to create, by April, a series of pipelines, cookers, fermentation tanks and […]

Roger Hatcher sworn in as police chief

by QCS Staff Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez congratulates Roger Hatcher, former Curry County sheriff, after his swearing in Tuesday as Tucumcari’s new police chief. It was Hatcher’s first day on the job.

Lautner, aka ‘Sharkboy’ to visit

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A martial arts tournament, featuring karate, tae kwon do and ju jitsu, will be held this weekend at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The featured presenter will be Disney and Nickelodeon star and martial artist, Taylor Lautner, also known as “Sharkboy.” Lautner will be signing autographs and teaching some classes. […]

DAR award recipients named


The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored its essay contest winners and Good Citizens at a luncheon meeting Friday. “Espionage During the American Revolution” was the topic of the 2007-2008 essay. Seventh-grade winner was Jayde Arguello from Tucumcari Middle School. Eighth-grade winner was Kaylee Ann Tibbs of House, and the overall […]

Roch tapped for national panel

By QCS Staff Roch will be on a national panel for No Child Left Behind Act reforms The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announced that Dennis Roch, a member of the New Mexico Public Education Commission, has been named to serve on the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), according to a press […]

02-1-2008: 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: Saturday l At 7:08 p.m., a male reported a burglary on West Hancock Street. An officer was told that medication had been stolen. l At 8:02 p.m., […]

02-13-2008: Calendar

Today: 7.p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Kitchen Creations Cooking School for people with diabetes, sponsored by the Quay County Extension Service and held in Extension Office. No charge. Call 461-0562. Thursday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari City Commission, City Hall, 215 […]

Vet stresses testing for ‘trich’ in cattle

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Bovine trichomoniasis has infected some cattle in Quay County, said John C. Wenzel extension veterinarian for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. “It’s in pretty much an issue in most counties in the the state right now … there have been some diagnosed in this area,” Wenzel said. […]