Quay County population continues decline

Thomas Garcia The 2010 Census numbers released Tuesday show an 11 percent population drop for Quay County since 2000. “There is always a possibility of underreporting in rural areas,” said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. In 2000 the reported Census population for Quay County was 10,155. The 2010 Census population […]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with […]

County may see increase in population

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Population projections show Quay County taking a slight dip by 2020, according to the New Mexico Selected Health Statistics 2005 published this year. From 2004 to 2005, Quay County had little change in its population with a total of 10,106 down just three in 2005. Yet, it is the […]

10/1 Editorial

What would you do if government agents showed up at your door and demanded highly personal information about you and your housemates, and threatened you with up to $5,000 in fines if you didn’t answer or provided incorrect information? It’s an interesting dilemma, and one that American citizens should not have to face if they […]