$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


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 […]

Marchers honor King


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Paul Bell awoke early Saturday to a cold and foggy morning. But the weather did not dampen his spirits. “Martin Luther King and his marchers had police dogs turned on them and fire hoses turned on them,” Bell said. “I wasn’t going to let a little bit of cold […]

Board questions renovation pace


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun School board members questioned an architect and a state-appointed construction supervisor about delays in renovations to school buildings at Monday’s Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Two phases of a four-phase renovation project begun in the summer of 2004 are complete. according to Sonia Raftery, assistant superintendent of […]

Mesaland gets floor plan approved


By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun A floor plan was approved by Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees last week for the addition to Building A. John Yearout, director of public relations said the next step is the “development of the complete set of blue prints, followed by additional approvals and an invitation for contractors […]

State cops find marijuana cache

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A 1993 Ford pickup was pulled over late Saturday evening near the former Tucumcari Truck Stop on the west end of town and a state police officer, David O’Leary, found 37.8 pounds of marijuana inside the truck’s spare tires. The driver, Gary James Emily, was subsequently arrested and charged […]

Ag, home economics seminar today

QCS STAFF The Quay County Extension Service is sponsoring the 37th Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar today at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is catered by Caprock Creek Ranch and provided by Ag New Mexico and other area businesses. […]