‘Real life’ not seen in games

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I was taught at an early age the difference between fact and fiction. Things reported on the news were fact, but things in a sitcom or drama were fiction. Things you saw on the streets were fact, but things you saw on a movie screen were fiction. And one […]

Be thankful for family at all times

By Leonard Lauriault While traveling recently I met two ladies from the Carolinas who were flying home. The first one was returning to her husband in North Carolina after taking care of his sister in Albuquerque who was recovering from hip surgery. The other one was returning to South Carolina and was leaving her husband […]

Three questions with Misty Vick

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Since the freezing of state capital outlay money what steps has the city taken to access the money? On October 30, 2009 the City of Tucumcari received a memo from the Department of Finance and Administration outlining the reporting requirements for all capital outlay projects. This reporting had to […]

11-18 Our Page

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Thrasher-Carthel Hulon and Anne Carthel of Floydada, Texas, and Leo and Sharon Thrasher of San Jon are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Cienna Beth Carthel and Zachary Aaron Thrasher. The bride to be is the granddaughter of Carlton and Louise Fawver and the late Aaron and Estelle Carthel of Floydada, Texas. […]

Tax officials to auction 116 lots near Conchas Lake

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Two men arrested during traffic stop

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop along Interstate 40 resulted in the arrest of two California men for trafficking narcotics and the seizure of cash, marijuana and a firearm. Michael Dulay, 24 and Jaime Pilar, 23, both of Milpitas, Calif., are being held in the Quay County Detention Center charged with […]

Tucumcari High School principal put on leave

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a 25 minute closed door session Monday Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education board member Carlos Romero announced the board discussed “allegations of administrative misconduct” and no action was taken. The executive session was placed on on the agenda two days after Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo […]

Tucumcari Middle School honors veterans

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Today across the country and in Quay County the men and women of the military are being honored for their hard work, sacrifice and service to their nation on Veterans Day. We sat down with a few Tucumcari Middle School students and asked them why is Veterans Day so […]

County loses out on outlay money

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has frozen more than $1 million in capital outlay money that had been approved and allocated to Quay County agencies. Tucumcari, Logan and Quay County each have state grant money that has been frozen. “We were told that capital outlay projects needed to have […]

11-11 Police blotter

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