Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]

Economic director candidate wants people involved

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari needs a theme. That was the main focus for Don Welty, one of two finalist vying for a top position within the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. Since mid summer GTEDC has been conducted a nationwide search for a new Economic Develpment Director. The field has been has narrowed down from […]

Organizers: Air show will go on

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By Ryan Lengerich The Thunderbirds won’t fly — and that’s no big deal. The 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned and organizer Bob McClelland Jr. expects an excellent show despite its original main attraction, the Air Force Thunderbirds, canceling their flight eight days before the event. “We have such […]

Mesalands forms economic alliance

By Ryan Lengerich Mesalands Community College announced this week that it has formed an alliance with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. With the agreement, the college will provide an office and secretarial services for the GTEDC Director of Economic Development. For the GTEDC, this alliance will aid budget and bring the director, who’s yet […]

City faces water rates increase

Jack King, Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Monthly water rates in some area communities could double or triple once the Ute water pipeline is in place, a financial study says. The rates of all communities participating in the project would rise and beyond some communities’ capacities to pay without various types of support, Clovis Public Works […]

College squad repaints arena

John Yearout Before heading home for summer break, Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team members gave the Quay County Fairground rodeo facility a new coat of paint and a clean up. Visitors will see bright yellow and blue fences and gates at the arena as a result of the students’ efforts. “We are pleased that we […]

School board allowed mob to rule

Kelly McFarland This is an open letter to the House Community. I was distressed to read the account of the cowering of the House School Board, resulting from mob actions as reported in the Quay County Sun, Wednesday, April 23. As a recently retired 16-year school board member, I have had the opportunity to observe […]