Rotary looking for good causes to assist

By QCS staff A performer at last year’s Rotary Air Show returned his check for $3,000 to the Rotary, said Elmer Schuster, Rotary Club president. The club, in turn, decided to return the money to the community, and Tom Broom has been appointed head of a committee to review community activities and programs that could […]

$400,000 grant for train station in works

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The centerpiece of Tucumcari’s downtown redevelopment will be its railroad station, which next month, will have $400,000 for improvements. The improvements of the Tucumcari Train Station will be working in tandem with the MainStreet project, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Funding for the […]

Final votes counted

QUAY COUNTY SUN QCS Staff Quay County’s votes were verified Friday morning by Quay County Commissioners and the Clerk of the Court, Ellen White. The Canvassing Committee reviewed and verified the 3,576 ballots from Tuesday night’s 13 polling places, absentee and early ballots, and 18 ballots that could not be included until they were hand […]

11-08-2006: Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Some people missed something special when you passed up the fantastic five-course Italian meal at the Country Club last Saturday. Tony Morano and his committee members — Peggy Shipley, Rick and Agnes Morano, Lynn Frost, Gary Lee, Ruth Litchfield, and, of course, Momma Morano — made sure there was great treat for […]

Bond OK would fund building

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS If approved by voters, Mesalands Community College is slated to receive $1,500,000 under the General Obligation Bond for Education, also known as Bond B. The bond issue is placed on the ballot by the New Mexico State Legislature every two years. The 2006 cycle proposes allocating nearly […]

Board reiews progress statistics

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Tucumcari’s third-graders perform above the goals set by New Mexico’s Public Education Department in reading, math and science, according to a report presented at the Tucumcari School Board meeting Tuesday. However, there is a decline after that, said board member Albert Mitchell. Mitchell has been analyzing test data supplied by […]

School seeks volunteers for steering committee

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari School system is looking for a few good men and women. “We would like them to serve on the Facilities Steering Committee,” said acting school Superintendent Aaron McKinney. “Ideally, we would have 10 to 14 people,” McKinney said. “You don’t want it too small or large. But, […]

March 11, 2006 Notable Notes

Route 66 Celebration committee to meet The Route 66 Celebration committee will have its next meeting at noon Monday at the Chamber office. Anyone interested in volunteering to help plan, organize and set up the activities is welcome. This year’s celebration will be July 6-9. Anyone interested in being a food vendor or vendor at […]

Public welfare considered in water plan

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Public welfare and future water projections took center stage Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center, as the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Plan’s public steering committee met throughout the afternoon. The committee, made up of representatives of cities and counties throughout eastern New Mexico, is now in the process […]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand […]