Body found in Conchas Lake identified

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun CONCHAS — A 25-year-old Albuquerque man died Sunday in Conchas Lake after cliff diving near Conchas Dam, New Mexico State Police said. Julian Sanchez was diving with friends and did not come up from a dive about 4:30 p.m.,

Cowboys like to ride


Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. While her […]

Possible drowning reported at Conchas Lake

Quay County Sun Staff CONCHAS — A possible drowning was reported at Conchas Lake State Park on Sunday afternoon, according to a New Mexico State Parks news release.

05-24-08: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was very good this past week although anglers reported that most […]

Bike Notes: Memorial rally at Blue Swallow, Toulouse trek, VFW benefit poker run

Holiday rally rides into Tucumcari for birthdayThree Route 66 icons will be hosting the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club (VRCC) for a get together BBQ on Route 66 on Memorial weekend. The Blue Swallow, Motel Safari, and the Pow-Wow Inn are teaming up for three days of festivities for bike riders from around the country.“We’re having […]

Aggie’s orders are swell surprise

By Lynn Moncus The stay in Las Cruces a couple of weeks ago was sort of divided into two segments, one being the party with the Dr. Marion P. Hardman family and the other being the time spent with my young friend, Debbie Widger, who tends to see that I have a place to stay […]

Memorial holiday starts earlier, lasts longer

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What’s the last Monday in May? Memorial Day. Memorial Day wasn’t always on the last Monday in May. It used to be on May 30.

Cowboy gathering seeking nominees with cowboy ways

Special to the QCS The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering is taking nominations for the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award to be presented on Sept. 20 at the annual gathering. The award is given to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the “Spirit of the West.” Heritage is defined as “Something handed down from one’s ancestors […]

Early voting off to slow start

Special to the QCS Absentee/Early Voting is

05-24-08: Community Notes

‘Click It or Ticket’ to crack down on drivers who don’t wear seat beltsThe New Mexico Department of Transportation announced this week it has began its 2008 “Click It or Ticket” seat belt campaign, according to a press release. The announcement also comes with a warning to motorists that law enforcement agencies statewide will be […]