Tucumcari school board pushes to keep four-day week on table

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun At a meeting Monday, Tucumcari school board members unanimously urged Superintendent William Reents to continue looking into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents told board members he has talked to state education secretary Veronica Garcia about the issue. “It’s up to the school board if I […]

Science fair commences

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Municipal School’s annual Science Fair has convened at the Tucumcari Convention Center and budding scientists from fourth through 12th grades are displaying their scientific knowledge ranging from growing plants to making thermometers, to discussing magnetic fields. This year’s fair even has active volcanoes and baking soda in bottles blowing up balloons. According […]

Quay County Fair comes to end

TV Hagenah According to those in charge, the Quay County Fair was a “solid success” and plans are already being made for the 2005 edition. “I think it went excellently,” said Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop about the 2004 Quay County Fair. “We had wonderful weather and everybody I talked to who went […]

Rides, games provide fun

TV Hagenah For some the Quay County Fair is the chance to show a lamb, pig or steer. For others it might be the chance to display their skill in painting or photography and for still others, it might be the chance to show off their prowess at roping or barrel racing. Probably to a […]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Pet Parade provides fair fun

The video moment of the fair will likely be the Pet Parade on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Show Arena hosted by the newest 4-H club in Quay County, the Quay Broncs. Children up to 12 may enter their pets in the parade. Pets range from dogs and cats to more unusual […]

Special award to be given

In memory of Artha Towner, who served as Superintendent of the Needlework Department for 15 years, the Quay County Association for Family and community Education (formerly Extension Homemakers) is offering a Memorial Award for the Best of Show in Knitting at the Quay County Fair. The winner will receive a plaque. To be eligible, the […]

Fair art continues

The Quay County Fair Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of categories for people to let their talents shine. Painting, sculpture, creative writing, photography and music are all areas available for entries. Amateurs, juniors and professionals will be judged separately. This department also has a special division for pre-juniors who are 0 to 10 […]

Carnival coming to city

Sun Valley Rides will be returning to Tucumcari for a fourth year and will be providing rides at the Quay County Fair Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Saturday, Aug. 21 beginning at 5 p.m. According to Quay County Home Extension agent Brenda Bishop, the carnival will have a variety of rides for all ages.  An all […]

Local craft fair returns to Tucumcari

TV HagenahAny event that goes for more than a decade is solidly entrenched in the community. When it has gone on for twice a yea Any event that goes for more than a decade is solidly entrenched in the community. When it has gone on for twice a year for 32 years, it is about […]