State council distributes grant funds in Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Representatives of small communities around New Mexico came to Tucumcari on Thursday with hopes of receiving federal money in the form of Community Development Block Grants. With about $15 million to allocate and $17 million worth of requests not every community got their grant. The money is intended to help with […]

Tucumcari school board pushes to keep four-day week on table

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun At a meeting Monday, Tucumcari school board members unanimously urged Superintendent William Reents to continue looking into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents told board members he has talked to state education secretary Veronica Garcia about the issue. “It’s up to the school board if I […]

Campers come to Ute Lake

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun As spring begins and the weather warms up, people from neighboring states and cities are traveling to Logan to visit Ute Lake state park. On March 12 Angelica Velasco and her family came from Hereford, Texas to camp at Ute Lake. She said they have been coming to Ute to camp […]

Conchas lake on the rise

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Officials at Conchas Dam and Conchas Lake State Park are expecting more visitors this year as the lake’s water level is up. Gary Cordova, operations manager for the Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, said it’s not beyond the realm of possibility the lake could reach its high watermark this summer. […]

Man arrested after standoff

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A man engaged state police in a three-hour standoff Friday afternoon at a residence on Route 66, 14 miles east of Tucumcari. After the standoff, Edgar H. Shipley, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. […]

San Jon students to study at Notre Dame

William Thompson:Quay County Sun San Jon High School science teacher Steve Goodgame will be taking five or six San Jon students to Notre Dame University this fall to study core samples collected from beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Goodgame said several Notre Dame geology professors will visit San Jon in August to work with the […]

Tucumcari Middle School students face penalties for weapons violations

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari Middle School students this week were expelled or suspended for bringing weapons to school in separate incidents. Lt. Chuck Newman of the Tucumcari Police Department said all incidents are still under investigation and details were incomplete. One student was arrested Monday morning and charged with unlawful carrying of a […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” […]