County commissioners express concern about underage drinking

QCS Staff County Commissioners spoke candidly with attendees about underage drinking and how to solve the problem after seeing a presentation on the issue at the meeting Monday. Noreen Hendrickson, the area DWI coordinator, and high school students gave a presentation on the problem of underage drinking. Hendrickson presented statistics about the prevalence of underage […]

Art Festival features local artists


By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Art Festival is back at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the third year, with more than 30 artists participating. Everything from watercolors to bronze sculptures can be purchased from the artists. A bronze armadillo can be had for $325. A large painting by local artist Doug Quarles […]

4/9 community notes

• Altrusa International of Tucumcari and the BPO Elks Lodge No. 1172 will be presenting “The Second Chance Life Values Program” to Quay county high schools from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The program is part of the Alternative Sentencing Programs and Educational Networks of New Mexico, or […]

Major wind center may come to Mesalands

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun There has been a whirlwind of activity at Mesalands Community College recently. The stir is about a proposed project called the Mesalands Wind Center. The plans for the wind center are to create a hands-on learning facility to train students and workers from Quay County and around the country […]

Tucumcari superintendent interviews with Clovis, withdraws Los Lunas bid

QCS Staff William Reents has not withdrawn his name as a candidate for the Clovis superintendent position, and said he never intended to. “I just believe the Clovis position is one that is of interest to me and I am interested in pursuing it,” Reents said. Reents said he withdrew as a contender for the […]

Iraq war veteran visits Tucumcari students


By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Students’ eyes were fixed on the army captain in his desert fatigues as he described a bomb exploding near his Humvee on the streets of Baghdad. Capt. Calvin Kroeger said his driver and gunner were seriously wounded and he took some shrapnel. Kroeger, who returned from a year-long stint […]

Officials: Landfill will save money

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editors note: This is the third of a three-part series about Tucumcari’s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who support the landfill. The others explained the public hearings and told the other side of the story. All […]

Crafts fair succeeds


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

4/6 Police Blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 4 € About noon a man in the 500 block of South College Street called in reference to vandalism done to his vehicle and apartment. An officer advised that the front windshield […]