Wildfire shuts down I-40

A wild fire Friday officials say was started by a truck’s hot exhaust system consumed more than 1,200 acres of range land in Quay County and closed I-40 for about an hour. It took seven Quay County fire departments and four Texas fire departments to extinguish the fire, said Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams. […]

Freedom executive retiring

IRVINE, Calif. — Jon Segal, president of Freedom Communications’ newspaper division, is retiring on June 30, according to a company newsletter. Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. Segal’s career began more than 40 years ago as a high school student in the circulation department of […]

Quay County Resident Killed in Crash

Press Release Sarah L. Hargrove, 60, of House, was fatally injured Saturday morning after the vehicle she was passenger in crashed.

Local geocaching event planned for Saturday

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Jesus’ trials at crucifixion mirrors our own

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist During the Easter season, many Christians reflect on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and their commitment to him. There are four places associated with Jesus’ crucifixion that parallel our experiences in life. In Gethsemane, the pressure of making atonement for our sins peaked and Jesus was tempted to avoid the […]

Police investigating fatal fire

QCS Staff Investigators are working to identify a charred body found Tuesday in the sleeper cab of a burning semi truck near Tucumcari. The state medical investigator will determine identity and cause of death, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Motor Transportation police officers responded to a report […]

Primary voter registration ends May 4

QCS Staff Voter registration for the June 1 primary election ends May 4, the same day absentee and early voting begins. Ballots may be cast at the Quay County Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said the primary is a closed election. “If your a registered Republican or […]

Former student’s funeral services part of tradition

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons You have learned that students are among the most special people in my life and that I treasure the bonds that have held us together throughout the years. Of course, the loss of any of them is felt very deeply and makes me more aware than ever of […]

Ranchers take turkey troubles to state

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When hunting them failed to curb population growth, two area ranchers took their turkey troubles to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “This has been going on for quiet a few years,” said Daniel Garcia, a Tucumcari Rancher. “Three years ago there was a flock of 300 […]

San Jon junior to play in Australian basketball tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Lindsey Jennings, a junior at San Jon high school, said Tuesday she has been invited to represent New Mexico Girls Basketball at the 22nd Annual Down Under Sports Tournaments in Australia. “Not everybody gets an opportunity like this,” Jennings said. Jennings, 16, said she has played basketball since she […]