City commissioners table tax proposals

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Robert Lumpkin’s message to Tucumcari residents on Thursday included a number of talking points, but one underlying theme. “The City of Tucumcari is now in need to cut spending, cut services, or increase revenue,” Lumpkin said. The Tucumcari City Commission tabled two tax ordinances at their regular […]

Looking back — March 16

March 1968

Japanese fiction holds life lesson

Thomas Garcia Well, it has been a while since I talked about comics or anime so I am going to talk to you a little about Rurouni Kenshin, “Wandering Samurai.” Kenshin, as he is called by his friends, is a Samurai who has vowed to protect the innocent. This vow which he has taken is […]

Calendar — March 16

Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Friday Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall March 24 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. March 25 City Finance Board at 10 […]

Police blotter — March 16

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

New life gives hope

Lynn Moncus As we watch the coming of spring, we tend to have a more affirmative attitude toward life and also feel our spirits lifting a bit. We can be feeling sad and can have that feeling become lighter as we look at the newborn calves. We can’t avoid smiling as we watch them romping […]

Quay County population continues decline

Thomas Garcia The 2010 Census numbers released Tuesday show an 11 percent population drop for Quay County since 2000. “There is always a possibility of underreporting in rural areas,” said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. In 2000 the reported Census population for Quay County was 10,155. The 2010 Census population […]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

Imaginations run wild too often

Baxter Black I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes. On my bus were an oriental man and his child. They were tourists going skiing, so I deduced from their luggage. The boy exclaimed, “Daddy, […]

Servitude adds perfect ingredient to faith recipe

Debra Whittington