8/3 Community Notes

Tucumcari police patrol traffic safety The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols Sunday through Aug. 14, as well as Aug. 21, 22, and 27-31 at all times of the day, according to Police Chief Larry Ham. During these times, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. The First Street construction zone will […]

Tucumcari revs up for racetrack

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Hooves could be flying in Tucumcari in the near future if a proposed racetrack gains state approval. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Director Pete Kampfer said the city and county have proclaimed their support, a confidential site has been chosen, a feasibility study complete, a business plan nearly done […]

Former Rattlers catch up with old friends in new times.

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Maybe high school sweethearts Mike and Sara (nee Sanders) Morris will not take their former classmates by surprise when they show up to this weekend’s reunion as husband and wife — but that’s not why they are planning to attend. Mike and Sara Morris, both from Tucumcari High School’s […]

4-H winners honored with buckles and saddles at horse show, rodeo.


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Valtie Riddle, 17, has won so many saddles in horse shows she said her mom’s going to make a barstool set. “She has enough for a full set now,” Riddle said, calculating 11 that hang in their barn — nine of her own and two from her brother. Riddle […]

4-Hers prepare for rodeo, show

QCS STAFF Hundreds of New Mexico 4-Hers will compete for saddles, bits, belt buckles, belt pins, and other prizes in over 60 events held during the State 4-H Horse Show, and Quay County 4-H Rodeo. These events are hosted by the Quay County 4-H Council and every Quay County 4-Her and parent assists with the […]

Celebration to honor homesteading couple

QCS STAFF A historical celebration is planned for 6 p.m. today in honor of a pioneer couple who trekked from Oklahoma to New Mexico in December of 1906. Not only is a celebration planned — which will include the couple’s only two living children, Lewis O. Caton and Oran T. Caton, about 100 Caton family […]

Meeting focus on economic development and community pride

By Martha Frost.: QCS Staff Writer The focus of Thursday’s City Commission meeting was economic development and community pride, including a discussion about swimming pool renovations with a target date of having the swimming pool up and running by Senior Week 2006. The sweeping agenda included: • Accepting a grant from the Federal Aviation Authority […]

7/30 Fishing Report

New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report appears below: Conchas Lake Worms, small jigs and flies provided plenty of action for anglers fishing for bluegill this past week. Fishing for all other species was a bit slow. There were some small black bass taken on finesse worms, crank baits and tubes and a few […]

7/30 Regional Roundup

Ute Lake Ranch discussion followed by tour Tucumcari city and county officials attended Wednesday’s public meeting at the Logan Community Center hosted by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), Ute Reservoir Committee, and the Ute Lake Ranch (ULR) development, according to city and county managers. The meeting included a presentation outlining the plans for […]

7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s […]