Three city commissioners face contested races

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Three incumbent city commissioners will face contested races in the upcoming election for the Tucumcari City Commission. Eight candidates filed their intent on Tuesday to run in the municipal election. l In District 1, Ralph L. Moya and Robert W. Ciolli declared their candidacies for the District 1 position […]

Ditto remembered as savvy, stylish entrepreneur

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By QCS Staff Tucumcari and Bettie Ditto were a good pair. The Midwestern gal seemed to thrive in the hot New Mexico sun. For nearly 60 years, her business interests grew and spread beyond the city. In return, she appreciated the town and worked tirelessly to help develop and improve Tucumcari. What follows are remembrances […]

Logan man arrested on drug charges

By QCS Staff A Logan man was arrested Monday at the Arrowhead RV Park in Logan on nine charges involving marijuana, Logan Police Chief Bob Gore said. The arrest of Shane Vest, 53, was the result of several months of investigation by the Logan Police Department, Gore said. Officers obtained a search warrant and confiscated […]

Arch Hurley to protest drilling in Largo Canyon

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Representatives of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District will meet with the Office of the State Engineer to protest the drilling of 10 wells by Robert Ritter Rimrock Rose LLC in the Largo Canyon in San Miguel County. Arch Hurley manager Franklin McCasland and the district’s legal counsel will attend […]

Tucumcari mourns loss of Bettie Ditto

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her �an icon.� Others knew her as �Mrs. Tucumcari.�� Margaret Elizabeth �Bettie� Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. She died of acute leukemia at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, said Robert Ferguson, […]

Special cooking school for diabetics

A special cooking school aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held next month. The school will meet for 3 hours, beginning at 5:30 p .m. on Feb. 12, 14, 19 and 21at the Extension Office in the basement of the courthouse. […]

School menus for Jan. 7-11

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday unless noted. House Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk Tuesday Breakfast: Muffins, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Hamburgers, tater tots, pinto beans, salad bar, soup, […]

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]

01-05-2008: 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: Tuesday l At 11:44 p.m., a female reported a prowler on East Elder Street. An officer was told that someone was flashing a light into […]

Dominguez announces candidacy

Donna Dominguez, Chief Deputy Treasurer, announced her candidacy this week for the office of Quay County Treasurer in the June 3 primary election. Dominguez, a resident of Quay County since 1991, has been an employee of Quay County since 1993 as County Manager Assistant/Secretary and Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past seven years. She also […]