Possible drowning reported at Conchas Lake

Quay County Sun Staff CONCHAS — A possible drowning was reported at Conchas Lake State Park on Sunday afternoon, according to a New Mexico State Parks news release.

Bear appears to have left Conchas Lake area

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By QCS Staff With no further sightings of a Black bear cub since May 17, park officials believe the cub has moved out of the Conchas Lake area. “It’s an immature bear just out exploring” said Gary Cordova, U.S. Corps of Engineers project manager for Conchas Dam. There were sightings of the bear for about […]

Black bear cub sighted at Conchas

By QCS Staff The U.S. Corps of Engineers have had sightings of a Black Bear cub in the area of its headquarters at Conchas Dam. The last sighting of the cub, which is estimated to be about 2 and half feet tall, was Monday, said Darin Franzoni of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The New […]

April 1942

Mayor H.R. Priddy declared the week of April 13-18 Barrel Week in Tucumcari and hoped to collect 100 iron barrels needed to complete a barrier in front of the main dam at Conchas Lake. The barrier had to be completed before boating and fishing could be allowed on the lake to prevent sabotage. … After […]

February 1990

H. Fred Pomeroy, superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools, was one of 100 outstanding school managers in North America, according to “The Executive Educator,” a magazine for school professionals. … Only 25 percent of the eligible voters turned out at Tucumcari polls for a vote to continue a two-mill levy for three years for the schools. […]

Lopez wins Arch Hurley election

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Pablo Lopez won the Precinct 1 post in the Arch Hurley Conservancy District election on Tuesday. Lopez defeated incumbent David Foote 3,006 to 2,338 votes, according to the count announced at the conservancy’s board meeting on Wednesday. “Pablo has been on the board before, has been a longtime rancher, […]

October 1953

American Legion Post, No. 20, conducted a membership drive to attract Korean War veterans. … Mayor Tito Trujillo of Mosquero proclaimed an 8:30 p.m. curfew for all persons under 21. … Gov. Ed Mecham missed a Conchas Dam hearing because of a delay in receiving an invite. … The Amateur Radio Emergency Corps had a […]

Conchas aims to save its deputy sheriff and his home

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some Conchas residents are signing petitions and pooling their resources to save their Deputy Sheriff John T. Hartigan and the deputy’s county-owned residence. “We need law enforcement out here,” Ed Wright, manager of the Conchas North Dock Marina, said. Without a resident law enforcement officer, response times to emergencies […]

Donald Ray Cain

Services Pending Donald Ray Cain, 66, of Conchas Dam, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Arrangements will be announced by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.

Plans abound for Conchas Dam

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff New camping and other recreation facilities are on the drawing board for the southside area of the Conchas Dam, said Gary Cordova, operations manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conchas Dam Project. “We are redeveloping the south recreation area. It was originally done in 1952, and the last update […]