Blotter — March 2

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 3:38 a.m., an alarm was reported at a bank on the 300 block of South First Street. An officer advised that all was OK. • At 2:44 p.m., a [...]

Calendar — March 2

Thursday City Commission work session at 9 a.m., City Hall Friday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall March 10 City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall March 14 Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., [...]

House FFA students use their brains at competition

Blake Moon On Feb. 11, the House FFA left for an exciting trip to the Noodle Making Lunch Club. The NMLC is a thrilling get together in which everyone is taught the basics in noodle making. OK, it wasn’t really the Noodle Making Lunch Club. The NMLC actually stands for New Mexico Leadership Conference, and [...]

Altrusa receives award for service

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Quay County Sun Altrusa International of Tucumcari is pleased to announce that their organization received the 2010 Distinguished Club Award. This award recognizes the club’s activity and productivity at every level of program involvement including service, programming, membership, leadership and communication. The club won a few awards that contributed to [...]

Auto Pros owner named client of year

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Leon Linfield The Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has named Pete Deiana of Auto Pros in Tucumcari as outstanding client of the year. Mr. Deiana is to be honored in a special ceremony in February at the State Capitol. In 2009, Mr. Deiana and his wife Ashley decided to raise their family [...]

Piercings puncture preconceptions

Russell Anglin By day, my name is Russell Anglin. I stand 5 feet, 11 inches tall (6 feet if you believe my driver’s license), I’m not really sure how much I weigh and I have hazel eyes. I pride myself with a professional demeanor and try to be as friendly and helpful towards folks as [...]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

Baxter Black NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock! It’s great news for [...]

Bigger government shrinks freedom

Freedom New Mexico We’re at a crossroads, having elected four consecutive presidents with almost indecipherable agendas to grow government’s size and scope. Today, public employees demonstrate because the government-stifled economy cannot afford them. Congress wields meat ax because the country is broke. Businesses grapple with government health insurance mandates that they cannot afford. These are [...]

Fishing report — March 2

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Coyote Creek – Flow is .67 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near [...]

College offers veterans’ business workshop

Ray Seva Maybe you’re an armed forces veteran who owns a small business and would like help in expanding operations. Perhaps you’re a veteran and are thinking of starting your own business — but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re a service-disabled veteran who owns a business and you’d like to know [...]