The Air Up There

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The 14th annual Tucumcari Air Show will be featuring new acts as well as some high-flying favorites and some low-flying power machines, said show organizer Bob McClelland, Jr. One of the low-flying spectacles is an Chevy S-10 that doesn’t sound like your dad’s Chevy S-10. It’s a jet truck […]

Xtreme sport to come to Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Desert Xtreme Fights presented by The King of the Cage will debut in Tucumcari in early October. It’s the first time that an extreme sporting event will be held in Tucumcari. Most of the time these events take place in larger cities. “We have worked very hard to get […]

Team Liberty plans to join the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Shawn Davis of Tucumcari and eight other horsemen from Quay County are setting their sights on The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race of September 2007. Entered as Team Liberty, they will be one of the inaugural teams riding in the first race. The 13-day event from Sept. 3 […]

Rain doesn’t end fun at Cinco de Mayo event

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Friday afternoon’s rainfall likely put a dent in the attendance, but did nothing to dampen the moods of those who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the community at Mesalands Community College. The rainfall stopped before the 5:30 p.m. opening of the event, in its seventh year at the two-year […]

Vernon finishes strong at rodeo

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College team roper Colt Vernon continued his string of productive National Intercollegiate Rodeo events by finishing the long round in a tie for 6th place, and taking 3rd place in the short round at Stephenville, Texas last weekend. At the end of the roping Vernon had secured fourth place […]

Relay for Life restarts in Tucumcari

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Marylou Damsel had already traveled 730 miles to get to Tucumcari’s Relay for Life, so a lap around Damon Kvols Park didn’t seem like all that much. Damsel and her two sisters made a special trip from Henderson, Nev., to their new home in Tucumcari to take part in […]

Iron-clad friends work together

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Nat Hesse stood, camera in hand, waiting for the iron that would fill his mold a few feet away. Hesse, a Santa Fe sculptor, had created a mold of a computer keyboard and monitor. “It’s real hard-ware,” Hesse said with a laugh. Hesse was one of many artists who […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]

Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that […]

Relay for Life to debut in the sping in Quay County

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s been pounding pavement across New Mexico — and the world — for years. It’s raised more than $1.5 billion. It helps save lives. And now it’s coming to Quay. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is making its debut in Quay County this April, with a Relay Rally informational […]