State’s racetracks favor Raton over Tucumcari

Chelle Delaney Representatives of New Mexico’s five racetracks have weighed in with their support for adding a racetrack in Raton, according to copies of letters sent over the past 21 days to the New Mexico Racing Commission. Raton,

Tucumcari karate students to compete at nationals

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Robert Ciolli Five students from the American Karate Studio in Tucumcari will be competing for five days beginning Monday at the National Amatuer Athletic Union Tae Kwon Do Championships in Madison, Wisc. Kaycee Lease, 9, her brother Kyle Lease, 12, Melanie Jones, 8, and her cousin Jasmin Jones, 6, and Andrew Casteel 6, will be […]

June 1969

The local board of the Selective Service inducted five area men for the armed services: two for the Marines,

Now that’s mudslinging

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John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or the other […]

Democrats take stage in forum

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor Five of the six Democratic candidates running for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s seat made a pitch for votes at a Quay County Democratic candidate forum Tuesday night.Democrats running for national, state and county offices spoke to a crowd of about 75 Tuesday night at the Tucumcari Convention Center.A representative […]

Health screenings set to target Quay County’s five leading causes of death

By QCS Staff In this case it is not good to be among the top five. In this case, it is the top five leading causes of death in Quay County. They are: l Heart diseasel Cancerl Respiratory diseasesl Accidents l Tied for fifth place are diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. These were leading cause of […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

Freedom New Mexico State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election. Harden said he believes his experience will help to address several important issues the state will face during the next four or five years.

February 1965

Seferino Jimenez, a Tucumcari railroad man for 35 years, was killed instantly when an east-bound freight train struck his work crew as they worked on the track near Pastura. … An earth tremor with a strength rating of 4 was felt by residents in Nara Visa, Logan and Gallegos about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, […]

Jose Conrado “Joe” Lujan

Jose Conrado “Joe” Lujan Services: 10 a.m. a rosary will be recited and at 11 a.m. a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. At 1:30 p.m., burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Jose Conrado “Joe” Lujan, 78, died on Wednesday, July 4, […]

Arch Hurley’s top pick goes unnamed

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors has offered the position of general manager to one of five candidates, said Larry Perkins, chairman of the board. “The majority of the board agreed on the candidate. But the offer has accepted or rejected,” said Perkins. “We called the candidate […]