Smoking bans takes effect on Friday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Friday, smoking indoors will be banned in public businesses in Tucumcari and across the state of New Mexico. “It is very important to the health of everyone that this law was passed,” said Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention project manager Susan Lease. “We are promoting the [...]

Property owners should be vigilant

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Concerned residents who have received a letter from Asset Holding, LLC. offering them $100 per acre for their land or livestock may send correspondence to the state’s Consumer Protection Division office, said an official of the state’s Attorney General’s office. The company’s mail campaign is being examined by the [...]

Clayton entrepreneur receives Mesalands SBDC award

Special to QCS Mary Gallagher of Mary’s Place was honored at the State Capitol as the year’s outstanding client of the Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center. She was also presented to the state’s lawmakers in a special recognition ceremony in the Capitol building, according to a press release from the New Mexico Small [...]

003-102007: Community Notes

Urban Cowboy musical slated for Monday The musical Urban Cowboy, based on the movie Urban Cowboy and starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, will be playing for one night only in Tucumcari. The musical opens at 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Tickets are availabe at the door. Do you want customers to [...]

Can daycare help economic development?

By QCS Staff Does Tucumcari need more child daycare services? David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, said based on conversations with the community, the answer is yes. On Friday, there will a day-long seminar to look at this question. The keynote speaker will be Saskia Traill, a nationally [...]

Winners of Christmas decorating/lighting contest

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce judged its annual residential and business Christmas lighting contest Monday evening. Anonymous judges traveled around Tucumcari to decide the winners of the contest, a cash prize was awarded for the top three residential entries and top three business entries. First place winners received $75, second $50 and third place [...]

Vadals shoot out windows of car, shops, residences

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During October and November there have been 80 cases of vandalism in Tuucumcari – most of which have involved broken windows in vehicles, residences and businesses, police records shows. Between Thursday and Sunday, the number of cases escalated. And car owners, residents and business operators have became more perturbed [...]

Clovis man dives into business

by Kevin Wilson When you sell a product that has no particular use within a 100-mile radius, it helps when your customers are your friends. That’s the key to business for Jeremy Kitzhaber, who has taken a love for scuba diving and some extra space in his house and turned it into Clovis SCUBA. Kitzhaber, [...]

Lt. Governor visits city, promotes small business

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several years ago, Lt. Governor, Diane Denish, said she tried to generate interest in bringing the state’s small business forum to Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I couldn’t’ light a fire,” said Denish who was in Tucumcari Thursday and Friday. Today, however, “We need to be here. Things [...]

10-14-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari police headquarters, during the last few days. According to reports: Monday • At 2:51 p.m., a DWI probation officer requested an officer for transport on West Main Street. One female subject was arrested for failure [...]