Frost says Tucumcari still has potential to build racino

Russell Anglin At a special Wednesday meeting held at the Tucumcari Convention Center, town residents wanted to know if Quay County was still in the running to host a race track and casino. Quay County Gaming Board Executive Director Warren Frost and Friedmutter Group development division president Lawrence Tombari speculated on how Quay County might […]

Technological quirks prove costly

Russell Anglin As I sat down and opened my word processor on Monday, I picked up my phone to play the voice recordings of all my Monday interviews. I looked at the list of recordings and saw that only the last one I did was visible, at the very top of the list. I talked […]

School menus — Sept. 29

House Monday Breakfast: Sausage pancake on a stick, variety of cereal, yogurt, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Tuna casserole, French bread, peas, fruit, soup and salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, variety of cereal, yogurt, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, fruit, salad bar, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Pancakes, variety of […]

Press release: Dinosaur museum letting in kids free

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum will be celebrating National Fossil Day by giving free admission to visitors under the age of 12 Oct. 12-16, 2010. Young visitors must be accompanied by an adult and they will receive a free grab bag of invertebrate fossils and toys. Axel Hungerbuehler, museum curator, said fossils recently received from […]

Police blotter — Sept. 29

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

Logan man pitches in state championship

QCSun staff Logan resident, retired school teacher and New Mexico Horeshoe Pitching Association President Charles Knotts placed second in the 2010 New Mexico Horseshoe Pitching Championship singles tournament in Socorro on Sept. 16. He returned home Friday from Albuquerque where he underwent a knee operation. Knotts spoke with the Quay County Sun about horseshoes, technique, […]

Volunteers hatch revitilization plan


Russell Anglin The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization have undertaken a new initiative to beautify the city. Local volunteers want to dress up the handful of old gas stations around town, designing the buildings with images of what the gas stations looked like in the glory days of the Route 66 era. Chamber […]

Community Calendar — Sept. 29

Thursday • City Commission at 9:30 a.m., City Hall. • Housing Authority Board at following commission meeting., City Hall. • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Tuesday • Red Hat Society at noon, Dels Restaurant. Service clubs • Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow […]

4-H hosting archery shoot

Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program is hosting a 3D archery shoot as a fundraiser. The Fall Classic Shoot will be on Route 66 at Five Mile Park on Oct.16, 2010. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for youth age 12 -17, $5 for kids 8-11 years old and […]

Air Force extends comment period

Freedom New Mexico The Air Force is extending the public comment period on the proposal to establish a low altitude tactical navigation area for Special Operation Forces, according to a news release. The Air Force first requested comments on the program be received by Oct. 4 and due to tremendous public response, the comment period […]