Teamwork will save energy benefits

By Brian Moore, guest columnist Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Snapped pole causes outage on city’s west side

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A crane on a railroad track clipped a power line about 4 p.m. on Tuesday causing a power outage on the west side of Tucumcari, said Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland. No one was injured in the mishap, said an Union Pacific supervisor at the site of the accident. […]

Sheriff race features experience

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is one in a series related to the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on the Democratic primary for county sheriff between Joe Schallert and John Barreras. John Barreras wants another chance as the Quay County Sheriff. Joe Schallert wants his first. The two men, […]

Experience common among candidates

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of stories about the upcoming county elections. Today’s focus is on the District 1 spot in the County Commission. between incumbent Robert Lopez and challengers Doyle Frasier and Jimmy Sandoval. When election ballots are cast, those who voted for […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Conchas gets new acting super

William Thompson Paul Fishell, the Park Manager of Conchas Lake State park for the past three years, became the acting superintendent of the park on Thursday, July 8. Byron Wilson, the former superintendent, left to become the superintendent of the recently opened Eagle Nest State Park. Fishell said he is glad to be acting superintendent […]

Election – Curry seeks county commission seat

TV Hagenah Billy Ray Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “Quay County is unique, because of its history. It began as cowboy country. The county was totally agricultural until the railroad pushed westward and brought with it small business and settlers from the East. Then came the “Mother Road” […]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next […]

Championship comes with baggage

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Entering the 2003 playoffs as defending state champions, the Rattlers have big game experience, but they also have a target on their back. “I think it gives us a little more pressure,” said junior quarterback Chris McCasland. “Everybody wants to beat the defending champion, that is their goal.” The Rattlers will meet Tularosa Saturday in […]

Longhorns’ lack experience, not confidence

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan football team is young, but don’t tell head coach Billy Burns his squad is rebuilding. “What I think it is for the younger guys is an experience year, for the older guys this is all they got — this is it,” Burns said. The Longhorns (2-2) take on Melrose at […]