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2009 Pecan Treasures Food Show results In the youth categories Ashlee Bradley placed first in the bread class with a zucchini bread, Andy and Crestina Cordova placed first in the candy class with pecan brittle, Taylor Atwood placed first in the cake from scratch class with a toasted butter pecan cake and Taylor Atwood placed […]

Seek out new holiday friendships

By Debra Whittington Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:1-2 I was preparing to back the car out of the garage when I suddenly saw two sparrows swoop down and land on the edge of the cat’s food bowl. I suppose they thought […]

Counties see ‘spotty’ harvest

By Chris Schmaedeke: QCS managing editor It mattered where the location was for this year’s harvest in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. All three counties saw ups and downs this year. The word used most to describe the harvest was “spotty.” Quay County struggled with lack of water and dry conditions. “Farmers had very little […]

Local colleges offer workforce help

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

DUI charges refiled against Mesaslands’ president

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been refiled in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. Pretrial proceedings are set to begin on Dec. 28 before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. Barry had been charged with DUI […]

High wind warning

The National Weather Service in albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 m.p.h. with gusts up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

Fatal rollover near Tucucmari

Press release: State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety. George Bellinghiere, 69, of Nampa, Idaho, died early Thursday morning from a single vehicle crash in Quay County. At 8:30 a.m., State police officers from the Tucumcari office were alerted to a single vehicle crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near milepost 367 […]

I-40 eastbound back open after accident

QCS staff A single semi-tractor trailer accident three miles east of Santa Rosa stopped traffic on eastbound I-40 from Santa Rosa to Tucumcari for over an hour and sent the driver to the hospital according to the New Mexico State Police dispatch. New Mexico Department of Transportation crews salted and sanded I-40 before reopening it […]

Press release: Area communities eligible for public projects loan funds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) today commended the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee for unanimously endorsing legislation which would authorize local government entities to apply for loans from the state’s Public Project Revolving Fund. “Given the state’s staggering budget shortfall,” said Roch, “local communities are relying less on capital outlay and […]

QCS to hold reader content seminar

QCS Staff A reader content seminar will be held at 6 p.m. at the Quay County Sun office on Wednesday. The seminar is designed to teach readers how to post photos, blogs, articles and video to the Quay County Sun Web site. The purpose of the seminar is to publish more reader-generated content. For more […]