July 1965

Conchas Lake flowed over the spillway for the first time in three years …

Track record: 70 years ago Tucumcari made racing history, will it happen again?

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Chelle Delaney “Large Crowd Expected For Opening Day Of Racing Meet Which Will Feature Large Panhandle Delegations.” That was the headline 70 years ago in the

Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun 1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation? From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have […]

Quay County powered up to make its bid

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Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. The meeting […]

07-19-08: Library books

Special to the QCS The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. FictionNothing To Lose by Lee Child.

Simple steps help avoid mosquitos

By Tom Dominguez Recent rains have been a blessing to our parched land but have left a buzzing nuisance in the air.

Region should support racino

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the […]

Racino unhealthy for body, spirit

I’m opposed to the racetrack/casino being promoted by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., the City Council and Quay County commissioners, who apparently view the racino as a regional economic panacea. As a minister of Christ, I primarily oppose gambling on moral as well as practical grounds. I believe it to be a sickness that […]

Despite fewer teams, competitive spirit still strong

By Lynn Moncus Recently, some of us were talking about the basketball teams of the past and the great fun we had during the County and District Tournaments in the days when we had many teams in our Quay County. In order to fill in some of the blank spaces in my mind, I had […]

Results from 4-H state conference

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Special to the QCS Ten Quay County Senior 4-H members participated in the 85th Annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruses on July 14-18. Carmen Runyan and Georgia Mitchell served on the State Leadership Team as Ambassadors. Their role included conducting leadership workshops and hosting award ceremonies and dances. The following 4-H members received awards:l […]