District 4 candidates have different ideas for improving city

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun All three candidates for the Tucumcari District 4 City Council seat have been in the city long enough to experience what they’d call good times and bad times. With that in mind, all three think Tucumcari can do better in the next four years. “I believe we have some […]

Officials happy, but not optimistic, about recent rain

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Farmers and firefighters throughout Tucumcari were more than happy to start Thursday morning by greeting the rainfall. However, they’re not optimistic to get many more visits throughout the spring and summer months. Thursday gave Tucumcari .07 inches of rain, an amount that was only visible in puddles by late […]

Route 66 grant funds available

Special to the Sun WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Pete Domenici encouraged New Mexico communities and organizations along Route 66 to apply for cost-share grants offered by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is now accepting applications for its FY2006 cost-share grant cycle. The deadline for applications […]

March 4, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a larceny at a hotel. A mirror was missing from his car. • At 11:34 a.m., a female reported breaking and entering at South Ninth. Two trailers […]

March 4, 2006 Notable Notes

Applications sought by Early Head Start The Eastern Plains Early Head Start Program is accepting applications for enrollment in the infant/toddler program. The Early Head Start program promotes healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women and works with children and families of very young children (six weeks to 36 months) to ensure the development needs of […]

MCI trailer to be housed in city

Special to the Sun Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services (EMS Region III), in partnership with the Division of Epidemiology and Response of the New Mexico Department of Health-EMS Bureau and Homeland Security Department, is working to increase the emergency preparedness of Quay County through provision of a Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer to be stationed […]

March 4, 2006 Organizations

Daughters of the American Revolution Presents Awards The Pow Wow Restaurant was the setting for the Feb. 10 meeting of Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR honored the winners of our American History Essay contests and the Good Citizen Contest as well as recognizing the recepients of the Proper Display of the […]

March 4, 2006 Menus

San Jon Monday: Breakfast, Bacon & Eggs, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch- Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, brocccli, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast, Waffles, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch- Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast,Biscuits and gravy, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch- Pork roast, fried potatoes, corn, fruit, cobbler, milk. Thursday: Breakfast, Pancake/Sausage stix, cereal, […]

District 5 candidates look to give back to home

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Both candidates see the District 5 city council position as their way to connect to the city they call home. District 5 features former school teacher and business owner Norma Jean Crellin running against James Lafferty, a 1978 Tucumcari High graduate who returned to the city two years ago […]

Ute Lake Ranch officials express commitment to water

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A representative of Ute Lake Ranch expressed the company’s committment to water quality during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The Commission received a report from Lonnie Phelps, the engineer of Ute Lake Ranch, a planned community to take up 25,000 acres. Phelps brought […]