Local canals receive water

QCS Staff QCS Staff The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, in conjunction with the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, released irrigation water Tuesday. The water will flow in canals throughout Quay County and the Tucumcari area, according to Joe Martinez, a corps of engineers maintenance work leader. “We released 200 cubic feet of […]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it […]

Around Town 5/28

Carlos Ortiz of Tucumcari recently won a team roping competion in Albuquerque sponsored by Booger Barter Productions, according to Booger Barter officials. He was the high-point individual and named the team Roping champion. He won a 2005 Dodge four-door pickup for his efforts. Tucumcari’s Fred Ortiz placed ninth in the average of three steers and […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]

Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]


QCS Staff The following Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School students were honored at a recent school board meeting. The students were recognized for placement in state competitions. Tucumcari High School Future Farmers of America students David Atwood – Homesite team, third place. Entomology team, sixth place. Chelsea Beall – Floriculture, first place. Entomology […]

Around Town

Thomas Morris, a former state senator for Quay County, was recently named the 2005 Statesman of the Year by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. The chamber noted that Morris had served as senator from January 1953 to December 1958, and also served as chair of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Morris also served in […]

First Street project to break ground

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Information: Public meeting at 8 a.m. at police station, June 1. Ground breaking at 10 a.m. -Project expected to cost $12 million. The studies have been conducted, the public meetings are winding down, and at 8 a.m. June 1, ground will be broken for the First Street project. The […]

County commissioner dies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Family and friends mourn death of public servant. Quay County Clerk Ellen White described her as “a friend to everybody.” “We’ve been getting calls in the county clerk’s office from people from all over the state wanting to know about Grace,” White said. Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid died […]

Teacher of the Year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Glenda Sours encourages her Tucumcari High School students to read the newspaper — in class. The idea is for students to become aware of local events and issues and to increase their reading skills. Sours, an English and communications teacher, was presented Monday with the local Newspapers in Education […]