Owners consider relocating Sonic

By Quay County Sun By Quay County Sun The owners of the Sonic drive-in are considering moving the fast-food restaurant to a new location in Tucumcari, said Donna Volz, regional marketing director for Merrit Group Sonic Drive-ins based in Las Cruces. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a time line right now,” said Volz. Tucumcari has been […]

Aircraft to be tested at bombing range

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the ScanEagle was brought to Clovis in preparation for training classes scheduled to begin today at the college. Boeing, the world’s […]

Officials say nursing home closure final

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Nursing Home closed its doors on Dec. 31 for financial reasons, officials said, leaving behind critics and supporters. “It was a rural area and was not really financially viable,” said Shirley Ghattas, Laurel’s public relations director. “We put a significant investment into the home when we purchased it […]

11/26 Editorial

This week marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Quay County Sun and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

11/12 Editorial

Far too much is being made about allegedly “obscene” oil company profits, most often by demagogues trying to whip up the mob with allegations of “price gouging,” industry collusion and “profiteering.” We expect this from politicians and pundits of the anti-capitalist stripe, and from greens reluctant to point the finger at a U.S. regulatory climate […]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it […]

Tucumcari may be in line for meat-packing company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Director of economic development says city also luring ethanol plant. A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Tucumcari, economic development director Pete Kampfer told city commissioners on Thursday. If it happens, the plant would employ about 1,600 workers, Kampfer said. Kampfer said the company, which […]

Cielo behavior after turbine fire unneighborly

When a wind turbine caught fire Sunday on the Caprock southeast of Tucumcari, volunteer firefighters rushed to put it out. Now officials with Cielo Wind Power Inc. seem to be threatening legal action against one of those volunteers if he distributes pictures of what he saw. Nice neighbors, huh? Richard Flint of San Jon said […]

Trucking jobs come to Tucumcari

William Thompson Interstate Distributor Company, a Tacoma-based trucking firm, is currently installing a working terminal in the 1600 block of Camino Del Coronado on the west side of town. George Payne, executive vice president of the company, said the company hopes to hire many new drivers from the Tucumcari area. “We hope to hire as […]

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]