Man walks across U.S. to raise funds, awareness for vets

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Back in November, Carl Wentworth got an idea into his head to walk across America to raise awareness and funds for U.S. service veterans. Two days later, he was on his way from his home near Boston, Mass., to Los Angeles, Calif. with a cart and a “Walking for […]

Municipal court ends jail charges and summons fees

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Refunds or deductions from fines of $58-per-day charges of jail costs through Tucumcari Municipal Court since 2000 and of “summons fees” charged to persons ordered to appear before the court are among the written settlement terms that concluded a class-action lawsuit filed last November against the municipal court and […]

Weather alert: severe thunderstorm warning for south central Quay County til 5:45 p.m.

South central Quay County is included in a severe thunderstorm warning that also includes parts of Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties, until 5:45 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 mph was spotted near Ragland and moving southeast at 25 miles per […]

Brief: Liberty Water report ready

The Liberty Mutual Domestic Water Association, Inc.’s 2013 Consumer Confidence Report is available for members of the water association.  Members interested in receiving the report may call Jeannette Maddaford, secretary and treasurer, at 461-1913.

Longtime Quay author, teacher, historian Lynn Moncus dies at 79


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Lynn Moncus, a long-time columnist for the Quay County Sun, as well as an author, teacher and historian, died Monday evening after a bout with bone cancer.  She was 79 years old. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Dunn Memorial Chapel.  A brief graveside […]

Commissioners to make decisions on tax, burn restrictions

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor At a special meeting on Friday, the Quay County Commission plans to make decisions on preliminary approval of two ordinances, one of which will require voter approval of a new gross receipts tax to pay the lion’s share of operating costs of the county’s emergency radio dispatch system. The […]

Route 66 Museum sticking around

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Bob Beaulieu (left) and John Duggar take measurements before hanging porcelain signs from the 1940s on the wall of the New Mexico Route 66 Museum, Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor This year when the Rockabilly on the Route event shut down on June 8, the New Mexico Route 66 Museum did not pack up and go with the Rockabilly exhibitors. The museum stayed and is now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on the south […]

Police getting ready for September coat drive


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The end of June is an unlikely time to think about winter outerwear, but three officers of the Tucumcari Police Department are already making plans to launch the department’s second Cops and Coats campaign in September. That’s when they would like to start soliciting donations of cold-weather jackets and […]

Business marks first day of summer with party


Staff report Tucumcari Ranch Supply and Watson’s Barbecue marked the first day of summer with  a “Welcome Summer Lot Party” featuring booths selling baked goods, refreshments and merchandise, information booths and live entertainment. Among the performers were Rick Haymaker, who played duets with a young guitar student, Garrett Lopez; Hannah Mericle, who recently opened the […]

County unemployment rate down in May

Staff report Quay County’s unemployment rate for May was 4.6 percent, down from 5 percent in April and from the 5.8 percent unemployment rate recorded in May 2013, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The county’s labor force was 3,721 in May, compared with 3,607 in April and 3,553 in May 2013.  […]