Cullum heads to back to basics after bout with fame

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Thomas Garcia Mixed Martial Arts fighter and champion Abel Cullum returned from Japan with a tough loss and a lesson learned. Cullum, King of the Cage, flyweight, world champion, competed May 26 in the second round of the 2008 Grand Prix Featherweight Tournament sponsored by Dream of Japan. “There are a lot of things that […]

Revving up for Mother Road Rally

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Thomas Garcia Bikers, vendors and patrons of the 6th annual Mother Road Rally began gathering Friday afternoon for this year’s festivities at the Quay County Fair grounds. One of the first bikers in for the rally, Ken Fernandez, looked around the different vendors and visited with fellow bikers. To kick off the first day, the […]

Press Release: Hantavirus found in San Miguel County male

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 65-year-old man from San Miguel County is hospitalized in critical condition at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque with the state’s second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome this year. The Department of Health confirmed the case of Hantavirus on Wednesday and […]

Grass fires in Quay and Harding counties char over 5,000 acres

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Thomas Garcia More than 5,000 acres of grassland have burned in three days from multiple fires in Quay and Harding counties. Eleven fire agencies responded to five fires ignited by lightning in Harding County, said Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall. “The different crews did an outstanding job of containing and putting out the fires,” Stall […]

Rally: Party on with Route 66 schedule

Freedom New Mexico Rally: Party on with Route 66 • Events: Biker games and bike and car show • When: June 19-20 at the Quay County Fairgrounds June 19 • Noon: Vendors and beer garden open, raffle tickets on sale. Try your luck on mechanical bull. • 2 p.m.: National Guard Color Guard followed by […]

Plane hovering Tucumcari was on military training mission

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A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine happening in the area.

Freedom names interim CEO

IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications, Inc., parent company of the Quay County Sun, on Wednesday named independent director and media veteran Burl Osborne as its Interim CEO. He replaces Scott Flanders who resigned to take the CEO post at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Osborne has served on Freedom’s Board of Directors since May 2004. He was […]

Assistant DA to speak at ASAP

Special to QCS The Quay County ASAP Coalition invites all alcohol beverage and tobacco licensees, sales distributors, employees and parents to attend a meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Pow Wow Restaurant. Quay County Assistant DA Ralph Dowden will be the guest speaker. The meeting will address issues of underage drinking and smoking, and […]

06-17-09: 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. Friday l At 12:42 a.m., a Tucumcari Police Officer advised that two female juvenile subjects and two male juvenile subjects jumped the fence at the public swimming pool […]

Sister seeks help for brother, shooting victim

Chelle Delaney Tina Molina, the sister of Russell King, 45, who was shot June 1 at the Red-wood Lodge, is seeking funds on King’s behalf for his medical expenses. King was paralyzed from the shooting, Molina said. “I am trying to get help to pay for medical expenses for when my brother is released from […]