Crafts fair succeeds

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

4/6 Police Blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 4 € About noon a man in the 500 block of South College Street called in reference to vandalism done to his vehicle and apartment. An officer advised that the front windshield […]

Opponents to claim city landfill will not meet regulations

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editor1s note: This is the second story of a three-part series about Tucumcari1s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who oppose the landfill. The proponents1 side will be explained in Saturday1s paper. Groundwater contamination, inadequate landfill upkeep […]

‘Freedom rings’ at area chamber banquet

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County SUn Someone may have thought they were at a very premature Fourth of July celebration at the Logan-Ute Lake Chamber banquet Monday night. The theme for the banquet was “Let Freedom Ring,” and the Logan Civic Center was decorated accordingly with red, white and blue balloons on the walls and […]

State police officer retires after 21 years of service

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By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Nathan Wallace may have been surprised that about 100 people came to the San Jon Community Center to congratulate him on his retirement Sunday. When his family suggested the idea of having a party, Wallace joked that the two people who would come may not be able to make […]

4/6 Community Notes

€Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents is having surgery to repair a broken foot, officials said. Bertha Garcia, Reents¹ secretary, said Reents is expected to return to work on Thursday. Reents, one of five finalists for Clovis¹ superintendent¹s position, has been in a cast for several weeks. Reents is scheduled to interview with the Clovis school […]

Hearing will give residents chance to talk about landfill

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun This is the first of a three-part series about the proposed Tucumcari Landfill. In upcoming papers the arguments for and against the landfill will be flushed out in more detail. Area residents will soon have an opportunity to share their opinions on the proposed new landfill in Tucumcari with […]

Area church recites rosary for dying pope

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn More than 30 local residents attended a special saying of the rosary Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Those who attended gathered in prayer for Pope John Paul II as he lay near death in Rome. Benito Ramirez, new to the Catholic faith, said he was […]

Golf tourney to benefit THS golf team

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is hosting a tournament Sunday to benefit the Tucumcari High School golf team. About 40 golfers have already signed up and the course’s golf pro Howie Tucker said he welcomes more participants. “It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble,” Tucker said. […]