2014: The year in review


Here are the top Quay County Sun stories of 2014 (click on the the titles below to see stories. Click on “Go to Top” after each story to return to the title list): Tony Day sentenced Rain brings benefits Copter crash Hampton Inn fire Election results Ute Lake Tucumcari Commission changes Special election,emergency dispatch services […]

Quay Roads remain hazardous; wind chills to stay below or just above zero

Road and weather update, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31:The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports the following driving conditions: Interstate 40, Tucumcari to Texas State line: Fair. Roads are icy in spots. Fog in areas. Watch for snow plows in the area. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. New […]

Gas in Tucumcari and other predictions

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher It is that time of year … the new year. New Year’s Eve tends to be a time to look back, to reflect, and yet also a time to make those resolutions and predictions for the upcoming year. Being a constant forward thinker, I do tend to look back, but […]

Q&A: Roch says Common Core helps students

State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) also serves as superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools. With these two roles, Roch is uniquely qualified to speak out on educational policy in New Mexico.  We asked Rep. Roch five questions about state educational policy.  Here are the questions and his responses: Q. The state of New Mexico has adopted […]

Health officials recommend flu vaccine

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A regional medical director and the federal Centers for Disease Control recommend getting the flu vaccination and staying home if ill with the flu to prevent the spread of the virus during the current influenza season. While some of the viruses spreading this season are not prevented by the […]

Caution encouraged on area roads

New Mexico State Police are reporting difficult and severe driving conditions across the state, including eastern New Mexico. Here is a list of roads on which black ice, ice, fog and snow are hampering roads, as reported by NMSP: Severe driving conditions (Travel is discouraged) • US 285 to Vaughn south to Roswell • US […]

Quay County roads in “fair” condition; snow to taper off Tuesday night

Road and weather update, Dec. 30, 3 p.m.: According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the following roadways feature “fair” driving conditions: Interstate 40 from Newkirk to Tucumcari: Snow is causing low visibility.  Watch for snow plows in the area.  Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. New Mexico […]

Roads and weather: Area roads difficult to drive; winter weather advisory on til 11 p.m.

Road and weather update, noon, Dec. 26: The New Mexico Department of Transportation urges caution on these roadways: Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to the Texas state line: Difficult driving conditions roads are wet, snow packed and icy in spots. Visibility is limited due to moderate snow. Watch for snow plows in the area.  Please drive […]

Pastor ‘walking his talk’ all across the nation

The Rev. Walter “Chick” McGill walks along
old Route 66 just west of San Jon Friday as
he makes his way on foot from Kill Devil
Hills, North Carolina, to Santa Monica,

QCS Staff A 68-year old Vietnam veteran from North Carolina is trying to be the first to carry the American Flag from ‘sea to shining sea,’ while attempting to start a grass roots movement of community involvement by the people. “My goal is to inspire people to get out and be actively involved with their […]

Two businesses get preliminary approval for plans

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission Thursday gave preliminary approval to providing assistance for two new businesses with plans to start or expand in Tucumcari. The assistance comes from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA), which operates through a city ordinance in accordance with a state statute. The commmission still must […]