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 […]

Mesaland gets floor plan approved

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By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun A floor plan was approved by Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees last week for the addition to Building A. John Yearout, director of public relations said the next step is the “development of the complete set of blue prints, followed by additional approvals and an invitation for contractors […]

City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

Museum getting makeover

TV Hagenah Some Tucumcari Historical Museum displays stored away for years and years will once again see the light of day and others that have been relegated to relatively nondescript locations will be placed in featured positions said Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt during a reorganization of the Museum’s displays recently. “Bringing new ones out […]

Quay County buys buildings on Main Street

TV Hagenah On Monday, the Quay County Commission agreed to purchase two buildings for the county’s ASAP and DWI programs in order to save money. According to County Commissioner Grace Madrid the buildings which the two substance abuse programs are currently housed in at 109 and 113 East Main St. came available earlier this summer, […]

San Jon to build village hall

William Thompson San Jon’s village administration employees will be moving from their cramped quarters at the San Jon Community Center into the spacious confines of a new village hall in early 2005. Rosalie Rachor, San Jon Administrative Assistant, said San Jon has received more than $230,000 in grants to build the new village hall. “The […]

‘Bread Lady’ cooks Saturday

Mary Jane Edaakie from the Isleta Pueblo will be in Tucumcari today (Saturday) at the Historical Museum demonstrating and selling a variety of Native American pastries and breads. The demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will run through 4 p.m. just outside the entrance of the museum building on Adams Street. Edaakie only comes to […]

Quay School project has problems

TV Hagenah When the community of Quay deeded the old Quay School, 15 miles south of Tucumcari, over to the county, they figured it would be to get grants for needed repairs of the building so it could continue to be used as a community center as it has for a number of years. Little […]

Boat builder builds ‘em big

TV Hagenah It’s not unusual for someone raised near the sea to build model boats, but for a landlubber born and raised in Tucumcari to created scale models, that stand as tall as some sixth graders. That is unusual. Yet, that is exactly what Bill Shays does to keep his mind occupied as he sits […]

Local woman flies radio controlled planes

TV Hagneh Vickie Belisle has more airplanes than some small nations. She has 46 of them and all are in her ranch style home east of Tucumcari. There are planes, some with wingspans of more than nine feet across, hanging from the ceiling, some behind doors some in special racks, some on special tables, some […]