Brief: Liberty Water report ready

The Liberty Mutual Domestic Water Association, Inc.’s 2013 Consumer Confidence Report is available for members of the water association.  Members interested in receiving the report may call Jeannette Maddaford, secretary and treasurer, at 461-1913.

Longtime Quay author, teacher, historian Lynn Moncus dies at 79


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Lynn Moncus, a long-time columnist for the Quay County Sun, as well as an author, teacher and historian, died Monday evening after a bout with bone cancer.  She was 79 years old. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Dunn Memorial Chapel.  A brief graveside […]

Commissioners to make decisions on tax, burn restrictions

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor At a special meeting on Friday, the Quay County Commission plans to make decisions on preliminary approval of two ordinances, one of which will require voter approval of a new gross receipts tax to pay the lion’s share of operating costs of the county’s emergency radio dispatch system. The […]

Route 66 Museum sticking around

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Bob Beaulieu (left) and John Duggar take measurements before hanging porcelain signs from the 1940s on the wall of the New Mexico Route 66 Museum, Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor This year when the Rockabilly on the Route event shut down on June 8, the New Mexico Route 66 Museum did not pack up and go with the Rockabilly exhibitors. The museum stayed and is now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on the south […]

Police getting ready for September coat drive


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The end of June is an unlikely time to think about winter outerwear, but three officers of the Tucumcari Police Department are already making plans to launch the department’s second Cops and Coats campaign in September. That’s when they would like to start soliciting donations of cold-weather jackets and […]

Business marks first day of summer with party


Staff report Tucumcari Ranch Supply and Watson’s Barbecue marked the first day of summer with  a “Welcome Summer Lot Party” featuring booths selling baked goods, refreshments and merchandise, information booths and live entertainment. Among the performers were Rick Haymaker, who played duets with a young guitar student, Garrett Lopez; Hannah Mericle, who recently opened the […]

County unemployment rate down in May

Staff report Quay County’s unemployment rate for May was 4.6 percent, down from 5 percent in April and from the 5.8 percent unemployment rate recorded in May 2013, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The county’s labor force was 3,721 in May, compared with 3,607 in April and 3,553 in May 2013.  […]

Couple constructing Route 66 wedding chapel

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Leigh Williams takes a pause in her preparations to ready the Route 66 Wedding Chapel for its first customers on July 1.

Staff report Getting hitched?  Try Route 66. Rhys and Leigh Williams, who recently opened an Old Time Photo Studio and a Christmas store in Tucumcari, are constructing a Route 66 Wedding Chapel in a corner of their store at 824 E. Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari. They already have weddings booked, starting July 1, so they’re […]

County 4-H members attend district contests

Staff report Eighteen Novice and Junior 4-Hers from Quay County attended the Southeast District 4-H Contests in Hobbs New Mexico June 17 – 19.  Novice 4-Hers are 9 to 11 years old and Juniors are 12 and 13. Quay County’s  Novice air rifle team placed 2nd with members Henry Molyneaux, Tate Hill, and Garrett Bollinger […]

Rockabilly on the Route producers making plans for next year

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The pinup contest was just one of many events and attractions  of Rockabilly on the Route June 5-8 in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor With a reported profit of $258, Ungelbah Davila and Simon Cantlon, producers of Rockabilly on the Route, are ready to do it again in 2015 with a five-day rockabilly ‘50s and ‘60s lifestyle event in Tucumcari. Their plans have even gone worldwide. “We want to give it an international […]