Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Press release: Chamber produces “Song of Tucumcari” CD

Freedom New Mexico Shortly after taking the Executive Director’s position at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Beaulieu noticed there were a number of songs out there with a Tucumcari theme. Folk, pop, rock, country and even big band songs. Many were older professional tunes and some were by new amateur performers with Web […]

Delays could open door for Tucumcari to lure racino to town

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he sent a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which […]

Press release: Bill passed to allow voters to consider four G.O. bonds

Freedom New Mexico State Representative Dennis Roch (R-Tucumcari) announced that the House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 1, legislation which would allow voters to consider four General Obligation (G.O.) bonds in the November election. “In this tough economic climate, capital outlay funding is simply unavailable,” Roch said. “My colleagues and I therefore felt it […]

Dominguez, Lumpkin retain positions

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Voters in Tucumcari’s municipal election Tuesday kept two incumbents in office while electing one new commissioner. Both Joe Dominguez and Robert Lumpkin retained their positions. Dominguez was running for municipal judge against Robert Ciolli and Gary Southern. “I am happy with the results,” Dominguez said. “I […]

Locals express concern over dealership closure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Reaction to the closing of Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari is one of shock and concern. “We are not happy about the closure of the dealership,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said the closing was unexpected and it will affect the city and surrounding areas. “When […]

Press release: Public meeting to be held on Conchas Lake management plan

Freedom New Mexico CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. The plan includes a history of the park, a review of existing park resources and facilities, and proposed management and facility improvements for the next five […]

Short stay leads to hard goodbye

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor How do you say goodbye to someone you feel like you just met? I am dealing with that problem right now. I have been the managing editor at the Quay County Sun since September and have experienced many good and bad things. But sometimes things just have to come […]

Funeral gives chance to remember

By Debra Whittington “We know that we have passed from death until life, because we love the brethren…” 1 John 3:14 Funerals are known for being somber, tearful events where the departed loved-one’s life is remembered. How wonderful it is when the tears are replaced with laughter as stories are shared. That was the case […]

3-3 Senior menus

The following are the lunch menus for Thursday – March 10 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla, jell-o with fruit, milk