Two-year-old boy brought much joy to family

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Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. […]

Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun 1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation? From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have […]

10-31-2007: Community Notes

Making a difference Forty people attended the “Make a Difference Day” at the Tucumcari Municipal Library on Saturday. The celebration was hosted by the Tucumcari Altrusa’s Literacy Committee, which donated $250 to the library. The donation was used to purchase Spanish reference books, including encyclopedias and a medical dictionary. Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca spoke at […]

‘No Action’ not an option for Sands-Dorsey

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A report from a construction engineer indicates that the century-old Sands-Dorsey building is “a very real safety hazard in its current condition.” However, the report recommends that “the main facade and structural perimeter walls be stabilized and preserved.” Sections of the report, prepared by Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer […]

Some people just don’t do it

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Some people just don’t do it. These people are perfectly normal. They pay their taxes. They’re law abiding. (They may take a drink or two, may even have a little too much, sometimes, but everybody considers them good people.) These people work so they can make ends meet and maybe […]

Falling for the season

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun We’ve all got that feelin.’ The reason’s the season. It’s fall. Matter of fact, it’s the season of the autumnal equinox, the official astronomical change-of-the-seasons. We should have felt it yesterday, East coasters had to wait until today. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. After […]

Connections make all the difference

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher May I introduce myself? I’m Chelle Delaney (Chelle is short for Rachelle), fresh from Jacksonville, Fla., where I was born and worked on the local newspapers. Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a […]

No goodbyes; instead, thanks

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor In this Quay County Sun you’re holding, you see me, Kevin Wilson, as the Sun’s interim managing editor. On Monday, Chelle Delaney will join Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico as the QCS managing editor. In other words, I’m 48 hours away from being demoted. My travels will continue […]