May 1962

Fishing was closed for the year at Tucumcari Lake so the state could kill the unwanted fish and restock the lake with 350,000 game fish. … Bob Fife’s western band played at the Stadium Park recreation building for a dance sponsored bt the 4-H Wranglers Club. … A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Mountain States […]

Bonds proposed to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Saving the Sands Dorsey should be put to a vote of the residents through a bond issue, suggested commissioner Jim Witcher at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he was perplexed by Witcher’s suggestion because Witcher had voted in a previous city commission meeting to have the […]

Resident pleads to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari resident appealed to the city commission Thursday night to make one more effort to save the remains of the Sands Dorsey building. “Have we exhausted all avenues?” asked Don Falls. “Have we done everything to preserve an important part of downtown?” To demolish the Sands Dorsey building, which was severely […]

City approves steps to move forward with demolition of Sands Dorsey

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Legal proceedings to take ownership, condemn and demolish the Sands Dorsey Building received unanimous approval Thursday night from the Tucumcari City Commission. Although the two-story downtown landmark had several supporters who suggested saving the building in some fashion, the city commissioners agreed it was time to take action for […]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps […]

Building it doesn’t mean they’ll come

By Leonard Lauriault It’s basketball season. A recent article from the University of Kentucky (one of my alma maters where basketball is king and football is a pastime until basketball season) compared attendance at their home basketball games with other schools. The Kentucky Wildcats’ home court is Rupp Arena, which had the largest seating capacity […]

12-19-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Saturday l At 8:41 a.m., an officer reported vandalism at a business on East Tucumcari Boulevard. The officer advised that there was graffiti on the […]

Safety measures important, but fear counter-productive

By Lnn Moncus The article about the dangers of being in the Quay County Courthouse caused many memories to erupt as I recalled the 11 years during which Dad was Quay County Sheriff, and we lived in the Sheriff’s Residence on the third floor. Of course, to those of us who were around when that […]

Post office losing skin

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By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Post Office is down to its second skin. The stone panels were coming off the walls of the Post Office building on Tuesday. And it was being done on purpose. The building’s outer skin has been an item of concern and interest for about three years. In July 2004, a […]

Work stopped on Sands-Dorsey building

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Work on the Sands-Dorsey building has been halted and a citation is to be delivered to the building’s owner, said city officials on Friday. Concerns about construction at the burned out building to make it safe were discussed at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. And on Friday, Daniel Lopez, […]