Plans in works to stop furloughs from closing state parks

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Alternative plans for the state-mandated five-day employee furloughs are being considered to keep area state parks from closing. In November, Gov. Bill Richardson ordered all executive agencies to submit furlough plans by Nov. 30, to help balance the state budget. “This furlough includes all agencies under the governor including […]

Area cancellations and closures


QCS Staff San Jon Public Schools closed.District Attorney’s Office closed.District Court Office closed.Tucumcari Public Schools closed.House Public Schools closed.Quay County Magistrate Court closed. Grady Round Robin (basketball tournament) Day 1 all games canceled.

City approves March ballot


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners approved a March election ballot Tuesday and conceptual plan for the Railroad Depot Project. The commission approved the ballot for election of municipal officers March 2, 2010. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The elective offices open are District Four commissioner […]

12-2 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. Wednesday • At 6:04 a.m., a woman reported vandalism of a vehicle on the 200 block of East Center Street. An officer advised a window had been broken out on the vehicle. […]

African student begins studies at Mesalands


Special to QCS Charlie Ndambadji is finishing up his first semester at Mesalands Community College with hopes of pursuing a career in wind energy technology. Ndambadji, 29, is a native of the Republic of Cameroon, which is located in Central Africa. Camaroon has a population of about 18 million people. Ndambadji speaks three different languages, […]

Enjoying good laughs despite slowdowns

By Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, this woman from Ima has a strange sense of humor and is apt to laugh at the most inopportune times. A couple of weeks ago, for instance, members of the Tucumcari Historical Museum Board gathered to try to clean a space in the basement that had become a […]

12-2 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: French toast sticks with syrup, apples, milk Lunch: Burger, fries, lettuce tomatoes, pickles, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Breakfast quesadilla, orange juice, milk Lunch: Cheese quesadillas, Spanish rice, fresh broccoli spears, peaches, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Bagel cream cheese, apple, juice, milk Lunch: Chicken tetrazzini, green beans, break stick, applesauce, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast […]

12-2 Senior menus

The following are the lunch menus for Thursday – Dec. 9th for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Grilled turkey sandwich with cheese, saut

12-2 Community calendar

Dec. 11 Center Street United Methodis Chruch Chancel Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Service Clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 461-1377. American Legion Auxiliary: Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eight St, Logan. Call […]

12-2 Our page


Name: Eric Martinez Your profession: Farrier science aide Your age (and birthdate): 21, 10/24/1988 What do you consider your hometown: Taos What do you think about Quay County? Quay County is a nice place, the magestic mesas, summer sunsets or the economical wind farms up on the horizon. Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment: […]