Public welfare considered in water plan

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Public welfare and future water projections took center stage Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center, as the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Plan’s public steering committee met throughout the afternoon. The committee, made up of representatives of cities and counties throughout eastern New Mexico, is now in the process […]

March 1, 2006 Notable Notes

Candidate filing day March 21 March 21 is the only day for citizens to file declarations of candidacy for the following offices: District 1 county commissioner, District 3 county commissioner, county assessor, county sheriff and magistrate judge. Filing may be made from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quay County Clerk’s office at 300 […]

March 1, 2006 Police Blotters

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 9:20 a.m., a female called in a welfare check at Crestview Drive. The woman called from Hobbs and said a friend told her a person was at her home. Officers found the […]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

Cannon supporter “Doc” Stewart dies

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air Force […]

Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that […]

Fair barn renovations done

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun To varying degrees, music fans missed the bluegrass band dance when it was canceled last month due to renovations at the Quay County Fair Barn. One thing they won’t miss is the dance floor they used for those monthly concerts. It’s been replaced with new tile, with a layer […]

Streets, burn bans on city agenda

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Road repair and beautification took center stage at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Council meeting. Two of Thursday’s three resolutions dealt with using matching-fund programs for road repair; the other dealt with approval of a beautification program from the New Mexico Department of Tourism. All three resolutions, and one ordinance […]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about […]

2-25-2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 4:28 p.m., a female called in a battery on South Adams. The parties were told to stay away from each other. • At 5:37 p.m., a female called in a stalker at […]