Fire claims home, officials unsure of cause

Russell Anglin Area firefighters are not sure what caused a June 7 fire that claimed a Quay County man’s home. “The guy lost everything. The arsen investigator came out, spent about three hours, and ruled it as undetermined cause,” Rural District 3 Fire Chief Del Choate said. Choate said the district 3 fire department was […]

Fathers deserve recognition

Russell Anglin The temperature gauge in my car started fluctuating like a presidential candidate’s professed policies once again. Oh no, I thought. I had just filled up my coolant tank in Tucumcari, and I made it all the way to San Jon before I started hitting the H on my dash. Time to pull over. […]

Rattlers, Longhorns look for football coaches

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns are in the process of hiring new football coaches for their 2011 seasons. Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins submitted his resignation and is taking the head football coaching position for Eunice. “I have nothing against the Rattlers and wish them success,” Hutchins said. Hutchins said he had […]

Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger […]

Our page — June 15

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The USSSA trip baseball team the Jaxx

President needs Congress’ approval to declare war

Freedom New Mexico In olden days in foreign lands, the king only had to say, “Attack!” and the nation went to war, for whatever reason he desired. President Barack Obama’s military engagement in Libya’s ongoing war looks more like royal sovereignty than American constitutional government. Our founders constitutionally curbed executive power, requiring presidents to first […]

Fishing report — June 15

By Relissa Nials Special to the Quay County Sun The following are the Tucumcari Elementary and Logan Elementary School winners of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservancy District’s poster-drawing contest. This year’s theme was “Forests for People — More Than You Can Imagine.”

Looking back — June 15

June 1943 Season tickets for the Metropolitan Park swimming pool went on sale. Thirty visits to the pool could be purchased for $5.60. The Spring Flower Show sponsored by the Tucumcari Garden Club was held at the Community House. Furr’s Food Store placed a help wanted ad for a “neat man or woman, fast in […]

Community briefs — June 15

Confidence report available This year’s Consumer Confidence Report on Rural Area Development Cooperative water is now available. Call Donna Lafferty at 575-461-9852 for the report.