Olympic fakery less troubling than political moves

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

Olympics just one more chance to run


By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico. The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was just another place to run for Rex Maddaford. “It is an amazing experience and many get taken in by the whole idea of […]

Aug. 16, 2008 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Aug. 16, 2008 Calendar

Today: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily, 2008 Quay County Fair, fairgrounds. Bluegrass Music daily in the Exhibit Hall. 4-H Concession stand open daily, all day. Call 461-0562. Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562. Today: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Tucumcari Tonite Summer Music Fest, Featured […]

Aug. 16, 2008 School Menus

The following are the menus for August 18-21 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. Logan Monday Breakfast: Fruit pies, juice and milk. Lunch: Tacos (hard or soft), refried beans, rice, salad or carrots, dessert and milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Granola bars, juice and milk. Lunch: Popcorn chicken/strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, […]

Aug. 16, 2008 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 Lake Fishing was fair using drop shot rigs, tubes, jerk baits and top water lures for a mix […]

Aug. 16, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Enthusiasm for racino evident in Tucumcari The article in the Quay County Sun’s Aug. 13 issue about racetracks favoring Raton over Tucumcari makes me ask: Why can other racetracks weigh in about a decision when their management will be in direct competition with Coronado Park over the gambling dollar? The people of Tucumcari showed their […]

Surprise phone call brings back memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Last week, a call came to this corner from Kathleen McGrady of Kenai, Ak. She began asking questions a little too fast for this slow person, so I asked her to start over. She then asked if I had ever heard of Jess McGrady, and when I said I had […]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The […]

Racetrack announcement due Aug. 25

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to an official from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to discuss which group — Raton, […]