State curbs sales of decongestant

By William Thompson Over-the-counter sales of popular cold medicines like Sudafed and Claritin-D will soon be monitored more closely by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Bill Weast, a drug inspector with the board said word will get out to small pharmacies in the near future. “Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in drugs like Sudafed, is […]

Residents upset about proposed pond retention plan

By Leslie Radford Some Tucumcari residents are concerned about a proposed retention pond in the 1100 block of Rankin Street. But Joe Garcia, project manager for the state, told a crowd of about 15 people on Monday the pond will be environmentally safe and they probably won’t notice it once it’s completed. Officials said the […]

Ag Seminar proves successful

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Over 100 people participated in this year’s Ag Seminar at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday morning. They enjoyed various programs relating to agriculture and home economics, ag-related vendor booths and good eating. The 37th Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar sponsored by the Quay County Extension was free and open […]

Skunk tests positive for rabies

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun A rabid skunk was found in San Jon earlier this week. Dr. Jean Corey with the Tucumcari Animal Hospital said there had been a skunk acting abnormally found a few blocks from a school in San Jon. “I was told he was going in circles and running into things,” […]

Tucumcari schools discuss four-day week

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents said school board members have begun research into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents said board members are reading various articles about the pros and cons of such a change. “We are just in the preliminary stages of discussing the matter,” […]

$50K bond set in marijuana bust

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gary James Emily was arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court Tuesday. He entered a plea of not guilty to a felony charge of distribution of marijuana. His bond was set at $50,000. Early Sunday, a state police officer found nearly 38 pounds of marijuana inside the spare tires of […]

Child burn victim continues progress

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari grandfather John Frost said his two-year old granddaughter, Callie Rae Frost, is making good recovery. Callie Rae was severely burned Dec. 6 by hot cooking oil in an accident at home in Farmington. Callie Rae was transported soon after the accident to the Shriner’s Hospital burn unit in […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

Girl from House jumps onto UNM track team

By Eric Butler: QCS correspondent House mother April Lee was a little concerned when her teenage daughter told the family she wanted to live in Albuquerque after graduating high school. But Lee was also supportive in daughter Haily’s decision to jump straight from a graduating class of nine people into a school with over 20,000 […]

Tucumcari gets new development director

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at […]