Legislature: Navajo gambling compact faces opposition from pueblos, lawmakers

Note:  This story is part of a package of stories about the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican. By Uriel J. Garcia The New Mexican Some of New Mexico’s tribes and lawmakers are objecting to a new gambling compact with the Navajo Nation that would […]

Legislature: State remains dead last on jobs; Martinez, lawmakers aim to boost employment

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican A year ago, when the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 60-day session, the state was dead last in job […]

Legislature: Governor advocates ‘reform over status quo’ in state of state speech

Gov, Susana Martinez delivers the State of the State Address Tuesday to the New Mexico Legislature.

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, speaking on the opening day of the New Mexico Legislature, made a plea for bipartisanship at […]

Tucumcari High cheerleaders win grand champion award

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The Tucumcari High School cheerleading squad won a grand champion award among all-girl squads competing in the Clovis Invitational Cheer meet at Clovis High School Saturday.  Coach Rebekah Jimenez said the Tucumcari squad beat out six other schools with all-girl cheer teams to win the honor.  In addition, THS junior Aby Jimenez won individual high […]

New business will hire 12-17 employees

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tractor Supply Co., a Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm supply and hardware retailer, plans to open a nearly 19,100-square foot outlet in Tucumcari in September, spokesperson Rob Hoskins said Wednesday. The company would not disclose the address of the proposed new store, Hoskins said. The store plans to place some emphasis […]

Tucumcari city commissioners discuss District 2 replacement

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari city commissioners began discussion Friday on how to choose a replacement for recalled District 2 Commissioner Jimmy Sandoval. Calls for unity and for ending the divisive bickering that has marked some recent commission meetings mixed with views on how to handle the commissioner choice. The commission made no […]

Candidates for city commission election discuss priorities

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor There seems to be far more unity than disagreement among Tucumcari City Commission candidates in the March 4 municipal election over what the issues in the city are and what priorities should be. The key issue is a need for unity and the potential harm that recent division among […]

Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Jan. 13   • At 3:42 a.m., a woman reported a prowler at a residence on the 400 block of South Adams. An officer advised all was OK. • At 8:34 p.m., a […]

Conversation with former classmate about life in Quay County

Although I attended Tucumcari Public Schools during most of my public education, I was privileged to attend the fifth and sixth grades at the House Public Schools. Those were two good years during which I made friends with students and teachers. Last week, Hervie Payne, one of my classmates, called one evening to say he […]

Joe Cooper scholarship established

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College has established a scholarship in memory of Joe Cooper of Tucumcari, who contributed to Mesalands’ Dinosaur Museum from its early days to the present. Cooper died in an auto accident north of Clovis in December. “Joe Cooper had a significant impact on the success of the Mesalands Community […]