Act restriction better late than never

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist That huge gasp, clutching at the chest, and cracking of a big smile that was heard across the US of A this fall was farmers and ranchers reading the headline, “U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill to Restrict Endangered Species Act!” Even though we know the Senate may not sign […]

Illegal immigration is pressing issue

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s not hard to spot illegal immigrants in Quay County, said T.J. Rich, assistant administrator of the Quay County Detention Center. He said they usually have a vehicle with beefed up suspension that is packed full of people. Pointing to a small car, Rich said, “Twenty-five of them could fit in […]

County recognizes Constitution proclamation

By Ryn Gargulinski A whole lot of John Hancocks were scrawled at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, with the commissioners approving a number of resolutions and even a proclamation. The proclamation declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week and was presented by Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford on behalf of the Daughters of the American […]

Water bill introduced

QCS STAFF Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are on the same page in wanting to address rural water problems. They recently introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that is designed to improve water service to rural communities, according to a joint press release. The Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2005 would […]

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 […]

William “Bill” C. Bogart

William “Bill” C. Bogart, 46, died Thursday morning, April 21, 2005. Bogart was born on Aug. 5, 1958 in Tucumcari. He was preceded in death by his mother Ida Joyce Bogart and by a brother, Roger Bogart. Survivors include his wife Melanie Bogart of Tucumcari; his son Bernard Urioste of Las Vega, N.M.; his father […]

Killing horses debate has middle ground

Baxter Black There is nothing pretty about killing a horse. Nobody knows that more than those of us who have done it. There are people actively attempting to get a federal bill passed that will “prevent the slaughter of horses in and from the U.S. for human consumption and other purposes.” Those supporting this bill […]

State Senate will reconsider smoking ban through House bill

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico House of Representatives recently voted 49-12 to institute the Clean Air Act, a bill designed to prohibit smoking in all public places including restaurants but excluding bars. The bill is now being debated in the senate; however the senate voted Thursday on a similar bill that […]

Bill Parish, Raymond Andrada

Bill Parish Bill “Billy Joe” Parish, 71, died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 following an extended illness. Billy Joe Parish was born Feb. 14, 1933 in Santa Anna, Texas. He had been a resident of Tucumcari for the past 42 years. He had been in retail sales for […]

Store gives help, bargins to area

William Thompson The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store , 188 W. Main Street sells on average $150 worth of items a day three days a week. Most of the proceeds go to help needy individuals with food, clothing, household goods and even utility bills. Maria Elam, president of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society […]