Reading program had good turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN The tots and teens of Tucumcari are having a busy summer, amassing nearly 1,400 hours reading 5,346 books for the Tucumcari Public Library Summer Reading Program, according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker. Library records show 247 children enrolled in the annual gig, with more than 100 of them showing […]

Credit union gets face lift

By QCS Staff What started in 1954 as a group of Tucumcari guys in somebody’s kitchen has blossomed into a thriving group of hundreds of customers at a viable section of Route 66. Specifically, the group of guys were Southern Pacific Railway workers who met to come up with ways to help save money and […]

Quay County will receive more than it spends this year

By QCS STAFF This year the $6 million that will come into Quay County is more than the county will spend, according to County Manager Terry Turner at Monday’s final budget review. In addition to discussing any revisions before sending the 2005-2006 proposed budget to Santa Fe, Turner and three county commissioners detailed the bottom […]

Police chief says identity theft on the rise

By QCS staff Identity theft is not some obscure crime merely joked about in humorous bank ads, but a serious crime that’s on the rise — right here in Tucumcari, according to Police Chief Larry Ham, offering some tips to protect yourself: • Guard your Social Security number. • Monitor your credit report. • Shred […]

7/27 Police Blotter

Here is a sampling of recent calls received by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Saturday • At 11:02 a.m., a female reported someone trying to start a fire near her home on South Third Street. Police arrived to find fireworks started a small fire in her yard. • At 12:47 p.m., a female called […]

7/27 Community Notes

Tucumcari’s radio station KTNM 1400 AM is broadcasting a new Hispanic radio show called “La Voz” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays now through December. The program, hosted by retired bilingual educator Benjie Torres, features local artists performing Ranchera, New Mexico and Tex-Mex music, as well as personal interviews, college news, and […]

State launches jistorical Web site

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Anyone who wonders how Tucumcari got its name, or what New Mexico was like in 1842 or what battles took place on the plains can now get their answers online. A new Web site was launched Thursday by State Historian Estevan Rael-Galvez that will answer these questions — and […]

Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

Some residents would like to see old recreational area fully restored.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Some remember when Five Mile Park was a community gathering place. Others have only seen photos. All share the same dream: Restore the park west of town to its original grandeur. The Metropolitan Park/Five Mile Park Restoration Committee — which includes local artists Sharon and Doug Quarles; committee President-elect […]