Shrimp boil nets more than $20,000 for Mesalands foundation

Kimberly Hanna Nearly 225 Tucumcari area citizens recently celebrated the 12th Annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. Preliminary net proceeds are more than $22,000 for the foundation, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative […]

U.S. 54 fire contained

QCSun staff A grass fire that started at U.S. 54 mile marker 310 around 1 p.m. Saturday has been contained by area fire crews, Tucumcari Fire Department Chief Mike Cherry said. “It’s not controlled. It’s contained, but we think fully contained. There’s still hot spots. We’ve released almost everybody and there’s a couple of trucks […]

Fishing report — March 23

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses.

Local youths display artistic talents

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The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities held its annual youth art show at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday and Saturday. The show featured art from area students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, the arts council chose “New Mexico’s centennial” as the theme for the show. Winners received a free art lesson […]

Fishing report — Feb. 16

The fishing report is compiled from reports by area wranglers. Coyote Creek – Flow is 5.7 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near Pecos due to ice. The fishing is really slow above the town of Pecos. Better fishing down at Villanueva […]

Loud voices prove easier to hear

Russell Anglin Dear city officials, county officials and citizens who attend open meetings in Quay County, Thank you for your commitment to public service and the greater good. Interested individuals are the grease that allows the gears of democracy to turn effectively. It is your presence and dedication to your cities and county that makes […]

Quay fire spans 600-acre perimeter

Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” […]

Press release: Local students prepare to graduate

Two students from the Quay area are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall.

Fishing report — Dec. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.Coyote Creek — The water is low and fishing is slow with no […]

Area schools nine-week honor rolls