Birthdays blow by breathlessly

Russell Anglin Another year has come and gone for me. On Wednesday, I bid 22 adieu and say hello to my 23rd year of life. I’m not too thrilled about turning 23. For one thing, I prefer even numbers to odd ones in all cases. I’m not a numerologist and I don’t believe numbers carry [...]

Bryant wins bid

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Brad Bryant claimed victory in Tuesday’s only contested primary race in Quay County. Vying for the District 3 county commissioner Republican bid, Bryant edged Edwin Bruhn and Bill Cone. There is no Democratic opposition on the November general election ballot. Current commissioner Franklin McCasland is term-limited. He helped Quay [...]

City seeks bid to demolish Sands Dorsey

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari city commissioners are debating what to do with the Sands Dorsey building. The debate Thursday is the latest chapter on centered on either tearing down all the building or leaving some portions. It’s a question lingering now two years. “Public safety is the most important,” Commissioner Robert Lumpkin [...]

Bid awarded for college wind center

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By Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun A unanimous vote by Mesalands Community College trustees on Tuesday starts the process on the construction of the North American Wind Research and Training Center. In a special meeting, Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin presented a motion to the trustees to award the bid for the center to [...]

City to seek other opportunities after losing bid for track

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Although many residents feel deflated and are disappointed that Raton was chosen over Tucumcari for the last racetrack license, Tucumcari will have to seek out other opportunities, say city leaders. “We’ll just have to get up,

Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun 1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation? From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have [...]

United Way raises $7,500

By QCS staff The annual auction on Tuesday was the best ever for the United Way of Quay County. “We raised about $7,500,” Doyle Frasier, president of the United Way, said. Things started moving slowly at first, but after the dinner hour more people showed up at Wells Fargo Bank, he said. Tires were a [...]

01-10-2007: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: Al-Anon Unity Group meeting 5:30 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity Group meeting 7 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Thursday: 3 p.m., special meeting of the San Jon Muncipal School Board of Trustees to considera approval of equipment inventory bid, propane bid and student eligiblity bid. Thursday: [...]

Clovis firm lands Tucumcari school contract

William Thompson The Tucumcari Municpal School Board voted to award a hefty construction and renovation contract to Wilson and Wilson Co., a Clovis-based construction firm, Tuesday afternoon. William Reents, Phd., Superintendent of Tucumcari Municipal Schools, said the contract is for phase one of a three–phase renovation process, and the amount of the winning bid was [...]

Commissioners reject center’s roof upgrade

TV Hagenah The senior center will not have a new roof in the next few weeks. Despite hopes to the contrary by both patrons of the senior center and of Tucumcari City Commissioners, for the second commission meeting in a row, the commissioners decided to reject the bids by area contractors for the job. As [...]