Senior Olympians prepare for meet

Quay County Senior Olympics will have a competition in track events, soccer kick, frisbee throw and baseball throw 4 p.m. May 28 at the Tucumcari High School track field. The air gun competition will be 3 p.m. June 5 at the Quay County Fair Barn. Senior Olympics is committed to provide senior adults, age 50 […]

Horse ride in bar, play on tap for celebration

Judy Hiner Upcoming issues of the Quay County Sun will carry articles about the combination Route 66 Celebration Tucumcari has and Route 66 Roadie Gathering and combined event that is expected to bring three thousand people to your community. The kick-off for the gathering is a horse ride through the Trails West Lounge. Seven cowboys […]

Scam targeting elderly

SUN STAFF The Quay County Sheriff’s Office reports a phone scam targeting the elderly is working its way around Quay County. Deputy Frank Conley said a Logan woman reported the call to him. While it is the only report he has received, he doubted it is the only time the scam will be tried. The […]

Water authority to meet Wednesday

Freedom newspapers The passage of the tax increase gives Tucumcari officials some bragging rights as the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant in Portales for its monthly meeting. The meeting will be the first with all 12 entities implemented as one authority. Tucumcari City Manager said […]

Voters approve tax increase

Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters approved a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase Tuesday by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. The voters approved the measure 255 to 87. The new tax will add nearly $216,000 to a fund dedicated to building a water delivery system from Ute Lake near Logan to Tucumcari and will go into effect Jan. […]

NMSP find drugs, cash in men’s car

By Dave Gragg New Mexico State Police arrested two Indiana men Friday afternoon after finding methamphetamines and more than $30,000 in cash in their vehicle. Officer Rigo Chavarria stopped the pair of 40 year olds a couple of miles west of Tucumcari around 4 p.m. Friday. He said the two men’s stories were inconsistent, so […]

County council meets, discusses competitions

Lisa Mitchell The Quay County 4-H Council met on May 6. Valtie Riddle called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Roy Hampton did the American pledge and Lisa Mitchell did the 4-H pledge. Amy Byrd read the treasurer’s report. The minutes were read by Amie White and were approved. Amie White did roll call; […]

AHQA to have Tucumcari competition

Special to the Sun The NMQHA special event Working Cowhorse, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved special event will be May 23 at the Quay County Arena in Tucumcari. American Quarter Horse Shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes. This special event is just for working cow horse enthusiasts. People who exhibit at an […]

Bingaman submits bill for canal study

By Dave Gragg U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman submitted legislation on Friday that gives the Bureau of Reclamation $500,000 to study lining the Arch Hurley Canal and what effect that lining would have on irrigated and municipal water supplies. In August of 2002, the Arch Hurley Irrigation District announced plans to study lining the canal to […]

‘Angels in Black’ look to stop DWI

Angela Peacock Educating citizens about the effects and dangers of excessive drinking and driving is how New Mexico’s “Angels in Black” will be spending their Memorial Day weekend. Over the upcoming holiday, New Mexico State Police officers will host the state-wide Angels in Black campaign designed to educate the public about irresponsible alcohol use. A […]