Candidate close-up: Lafferty

By James Lafferty: Guest columnist In the next 30 days, five individuals will be working to earn your confidence. The candidates will be communicating their desire to represent you on the city commission. As a district five candidate with 15 years city government experience, I would like to take this opportunity to express my view […]

At your service

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By Clara Rey: Tucumcari city secretary Water bills are due and payable the first of each month, with a $10 late charge penalty if payment is not received by the 21st. If water service is disconnected, there will be an additional $25 fee to reconnect during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. […]

Year in review: July 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Attempt made to gain access to jail

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The Quay County Detention Center experienced a jail break over the weekend. No inmates attempted to escape, but Detention Center Administrator Anthony Elebario said there is evidence someone tried to break in. The report at the Quay County sheriff’s office states “vandalism” and “criminal damage to property” occurred to […]

Housing Authority talks heating and cooling

QCS STAFF One hot topic at Thursday’s Housing Authority meeting was furnaces — pun intended. Specifically, officials declared the terminology used in an invitation to bid for heating and cooling systems was unclear. They said bidders were unsure whether they had to use brand name units or just those compatible with the brand name. Hence, […]

Cannon supporters optimistic after hearing

By David Irvin The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference after […]

Wolverines pounce on Coyotes in back-to-back games

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines (4-1) handed the San Jon Coyotes (1-3) two early-season losses in a doubleheader at San Jon Monday. Texico combined for a total of 33 runs in two games. Game 1 The Texico hitters were swinging into spring in the first game of a doubleheader against San […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall […]