City gets ‘efficient and effective’ enhanced 911

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Dialing 911 in Quay County just got better — or it will get better in a few months, according to a joint agreement between the City of Tucumcari and Quay County. And it’s not only Quay that will benefit from the enhanced dispatch system. The enhanced system will branch […]

8/6 Regional Roundup

Highway 54 proposed as high priority Nearby U.S. Highway 54 has been designated as a High Priority Corridor in a bill approved by the House and Senate on July 29 — now it just needs the President’s signature, according to a release sent from the SPIRIT organization which has been working to improve the roadways. […]

City says ‘clean up or pay up’ on neglected property

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents who let their homes or property go to pot should take heed, officials said. The city says clean up or pay up — with fines up to $502. The maneuver is not all about aesthetics, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., although […]

8/3 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At approximately midnight, racing vehicles were reported speeding eastbound on Herman. Officers at the scene arrested four individuals – three minors for DWI and being minors in possession of alcohol; one adult […]

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.

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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 […]