Press release: Former Quay County resident now Arizona State Senator

Representative Steve Yarbrough, currently Speaker Pro Tempore of the Arizona House, has deep Quay County roots.

Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly [...]

GOP battles EPA over regulations

Freedom New Mexico Congressional Republicans, emboldened by the party’s midterm election victories, promise to force up-or-down votes on many economically harmful regulations planned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We’re not going to let EPA regulate what they’ve been unable to legislate,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told Politico.com. Upton, who hopes in the new Congress [...]

Officials investigate treatment of dog

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun City officials are investigating an alleged violation of Tucumcari’s animal control policy concerning the euthanizing of a dog. Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew said she contacted Tucumcari Animal Control officer Mike Martinez Nov. 29 with the intention of adopting a dog which she said been placed in [...]

Girards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

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Vernon and Carol Girard of Nara Visa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Dec.18,

Looking back — Dec. 8

December 1962 Twelve students of Tucumcari High School were inducted into the National Honor Society for their outstanding academic record. They were: Nancy Thornberry, Glynda Reilman, Margaret Mundell, Cornelia Martinez, Ricky Hall, Leonard Garcia, Linda Dull, Lita Chavez, Vickie Breen, Dale Blann, Larry Bennett and Richard Reid. Congressman Tom Morris spoke with members of the [...]

Police blotter — Dec. 8

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 9:22 a.m., a man reported fraud at a retail store on the 200 block of South First Street. • At 10:51 a.m., a man was arrested at the probation [...]

Community briefs — Dec. 8

Potluck to honor McCasland In honor of Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland’s eight years of service to the citizens of Quay County as an elected official, the county will be honoring him and his dedication during a pot-luck luncheon following his last commission meeting on Monday.

Community calendar — Dec. 8

Thursday Eastern New Mexico Feral Hog Symposium at 9 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday Quay County Pecan Treasures Food Show at 8 a.m., Quay County Extension Service.

Horse tale grows taller

Baxter Black It is not uncommon for me, as a windy storyteller, to be asked, “Is that really true?” “Well, of course,” I begin, “it’s true…I think.” Mark Twain had a quote that seems to fit some of us elaborators.