Tucucmari Elementary fifth graders learn water safety and get tour of Conchas dam on field trip

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By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari fifth graders learned about water safety and went deep inside Conchas Dam Friday on a field trip to Core of Engineers Day Use Area at Conchas Dam. Julie Stone, a Corps of Engineers park ranger, taught students the “Reach, Throw and Go” techniques of water safety. Fifth grader Kyle […]

‘Route 66 Mural’ dedicated

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Jim Oliver came to see his John Deer cutter on the side of the Lowe’s building. Bill Rouse came to see his horses. Muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles used photos from around Tucumcari to paint the images in the Route 66 Mural. About one year after Doug began painting […]

4/30 Community notes

• The project to replace the storm drain system on First Street is set to begin on June 1. Beginning next week, workers from the contractor doing the project, A.S. Horner, will begin videotaping homes and businesses along the road to document the state of the buildings along the street. The project is set to […]

City seeks new police chief by June

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said Thursday the city is taking out advertisements for a new police chief and he hopes to hire a new chief by June. Primrose said Interim Chief Mark Radosevich has helped design the advertisements. “We’re going to receive applications and get a review board […]

Highway bill offers N.M. $1.68 billion

By William Thompson: Quay COunty Sun A federal highway bill before the U.S. Senate would offer New Mexico $1.68 billion in funds over a five-year period according to a press release from Senator Pete Domenici. The bill, if passed by the senate and signed into law by President George W. Bush, would provide the necessary […]

New books available at Tucumcari library

Fiction No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark. A woman who is trying to conceal her past becomes the target of a killer. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. A married woman is strongly attracted to a monk who is just months away from taking his final vows. The Year Of Pleasures by […]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in […]

Attorneys offer free living wills

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Local attorneys are banding together Monday to provide free living will or “advanced health care directive” assistance to Quay County residents. Attorney Dean Border said the recent Terri Schiavo right-to-die controversy has put health care directives in the national spotlight. “This has been a hot topic in the national […]

Logan women sew bibs for veterans

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By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun Amarillo Veterans Hospital recently put out a call for volunteers to sew terry cloth bibs for patients at the hospital and an adjacent nursing facility. A group of Logan women answered, completing 200 bibs and more than 100 lap quilts for injured and sickly veterans. Bea Scott, of Veterans […]

Chuck wagons roll into Logan

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It looked like the cast of Lonesome Dove had set up camp Saturday at Ute Lake. Five groups with five old-fashioned chuck wagons were on hand as part of the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Chuck Wagon Cook Off. The smell of apple cobbler baking in Dutch ovens, biscuits […]