Looking Back– Sept. 28

September 1971 • Jean Tillman of Quay County met country music star Charley Pride at the New Mexico State Fair. Tillman was a contestant in the state fair queen contest. • Martha Garcia was crowned the queen of the Quay County Credit Union. • Gov. Bruce King spoke at the New Mexico Municipal League and […]

Senior Menu—Sept. 28

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Oct. 5. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Tamales, salad, beans, tortilla, mandarin orange Friday Chicken and dumplings, green beans, carrots, sugar cookie, pears Monday Chalupa, Spanish rice, green beans, devil’s food cake Tuesday Baked pork chop, […]

Jail Log— Sept. 28

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 22-26: • Raymond Holliday, 27, criminal trespassing • Eddie Ulibarri, 36, shoplifting over $250 • Santana Tramel, 31, probation violation • Jospeh Burgess, 25, warrant • April Edwards, 38, warrant • Lela Ross, 30, warrant • Dominick Soriano, 23, driving under the influence […]

Calendar—Sept. 28

Tuesday Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m.,, Senior Center Wednesday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 13 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Oct. 10 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Oct. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct, […]

Public invited to planning forums

By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger is urging Tucumcari residents to attend two public forums to help direct regional and local planning efforts. On Oct. 6, a public forum in Santa Rosa will help set direction for the East Central New Mexico Stronger Economies Together program, sponsored by U.S. Department of […]

Gross receipts up from 2015

By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent Gross receipts tax revenues sent to Quay County by the state’s Department of Finance and Administration this month outshined receipts from September 2015, continuing a pattern that began in July, county tax collection records show. September’s gross receipts tax collections totaled $210,114, or 9 percent higher than September 2015’s collections […]

Overdose deaths increase in Tucumcari

By Brooke Finch Clovis Media Inc. bfinch@cnjonline.com Twenty New Mexico counties saw a reduction in drug overdose deaths in 2015, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. But Quay County was not among them. The Tucumcari area saw an increase, from two in 2014, to five in 2015, DOH reported. In a press release […]

Statewide postcard sends unintended message

By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent A statewide postcard mailing that originated with the New Mexico secretary of state’s office was intended to encourage voter registration. But it may also encourage foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, to attempt to vote in the November elections, Quay County officials said Friday. Ellen White, county deputy clerk, said she […]

Poets, musicians meet for Cowboy Gathering


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Nara Visa was the venue for more than 20 poets and musicians taking part in the annual Cowboy Gathering last weekend. “Do you always do right from wrong, do you always help you neighbor,” were a few of the verses from the poem “Cowboy like you” performed at […]

Local works on invention


By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent While living in the snow-belt city of Buffalo, New York, Glenn Lubera got an idea while using the snowplow attachment on his pickup truck. “Why do we scoop and toss snow away from pathways when all we really need to do is get it out of the way?”  he thought. […]