Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its […]

Commissioners take oath of office

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newly elected city commissioners were sworn in Friday at City Hall. They were Mayor Antonio Apodaca, Mayor pro tem James Witcher and commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Jimmy Sandoval. Except for Sandoval all the commissioners were incumbents and the term of Jim Lafferty, commissioner for District 5, had not […]

Bowen racing in Junior Olympics

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By QCS Staff Kathryn Bowen, 13, a Tucumcari Middle School student, will be competing next week for the third consecutive year in the Junior Olympics in Vail, Colo. Only 35 girls from a field of more than 100 girls are eligible to compete in the Junior Olympics.

03-08-08: 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.

Four miles of I-40 will be reduced to two lanes on Monday

By QCS Staff Traffic on I-40 near Montoya will be reduced to one lane each way, state officials said Friday in a press release. Beginning Monday, eastbound traffic on Interstate 40 near Montoya will be detoured to the westbound lanes, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Transportation District 4 and Fisher […]

03-08-08: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., Santa Cruz River Band performing Southwestern Folk Music, Tucumcari High School Auditorium, 1100 S. Seventh St. presented by the Quay Arts and Humanities Council. Tickets are $10 per person or two for $15.

03-08-08: Wedding announcement, birthdays

Just married…Ellen Martin and Charles Dunn of Tucumcari were married Feb. 16 at Storybook Cabins in Ruidoso. Jim Witcher officiated at the wedding. In the bridal party were: Jessica Martin-Ortiz, matron of honor; Cathy Tapia, bridesmaid; Samual Dunn, bestman; and Jacob Martin, groomsman. The Dunns own and operate Dunn Funeral Home and live in Tucumcari. […]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

Quay County Gaming Authority gives up 4 percent interest in proposed ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun The Quay County Gaming Authority agreed today to give up 4 percent of its 9 percent ownership to major investors in a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari. The authority’s proposal for a “racino” has gained the interest of a major investor, Don Chalmers of Rio Rancho, and […]

Tucumcari city election ballots verified

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Candidate Jimmy Sandoval attended the verification of ballots from Tuesday’s election for three seats on the Tucumcari City Commission. Sandoval won the District 2 race against incumbent Christopher Maestas by two votes, 62 to 60. Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett verified the ballots on Wednesday with city clerk […]