Fair comes to close

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff So what was your favorite part of last week’s Quay County Fair? The frequent live bluegrass music? The curly fries? The rides? For Megan Thompson, it may have been the four belt buckles she received for her fine array of livestock, namely a heifer named Muffin. Not only did Thompson, [...]

Residents turn out by the hundreds to attend the Quay County Fair.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With hundreds attending the Quay County Fair since Tuesday’s kickoff, folks have been riding high on the hog — some of them literally. Tucumcari’s Jared Jennings, 17, who has been raising and showing pigs since he was 9, said showcasing his specimens was by far his favorite aspect of [...]

Quay communities gearing up for county fair.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Meet Sheila. And Leisha. And Speedy and Jumper and Skittles and M&M. The grand array of goats and sheep are all among headliners at the Quay County Fair. The annual extravaganza, which opens with carnival rides on Wednesday, offers other livestock, arts, crafts and exhibit booths — not to [...]

8/6 Fishing Report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report appears below: Conchas Lake Bluegills were still providing the best action this past week. Worms, poppers and small jigs were the best baits. Fishing for catfish was good for anglers using shrimp, cut bait, hotdogs, stink bait and night crawlers. There were quite a number of [...]

July 9 Fishing Report

Here is the latest fishing report from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Santa Rosa Lake: The water continues to clear. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, lizards and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp on trotlines for catfish. There were no reports on other species. Sumner Lake: Fishing [...]

July 2 fishing report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report Conchas Lake Anglers using light spinning tackle and fly rods had great fun with bluegill and smallmouth bass this past week. They were using worms, poppers, small tubes and some wet flies. Fishing was fair trolling wally divers and other crank baits for walleye. Others did [...]

June 18 Fishing Report

New Mexico Fish and Game Department’s Fishing Report Conchas Lake Fishing was rated as slow to fair for most species this past week. A few walleye and white bass were taken by anglers trolling crank baits. A few smallmouth bass were caught on jerk baits, plastics and crank abits. Fishing for catfish was fair for [...]

Fishing Report, June 11

New Mexico Game and Fish Department fishing report Conchas Lake Fishing slowed a bit this week for all species. A few white bass were taken by anglers trolling and casting crank baits and sassy shad. A few walleye were taken on curly tail grubs and bottom bouncer/crawler rigs. Some black bass were taken on salt [...]

Crafts fair succeeds

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry [...]

Club holds 33rd annual craft fair this weekend

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual spring craft fair hits the Quay County Fair Barn this weekend with more than 50 booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts, all hand-made according to fair organizers. Rebecca Cawthon, president of the Crafters, Rockhounds and Artists’ Fair of Tucumcari (C.R.A.F.T.), said between 500 and [...]