San Jon resident honored at Conchas Dam Anniversary

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Even with the applause of 50 people and presentation of gifts Friday was just another day for Earl Flint. “A great deal of people have come out to celebrate this project,” Flint said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of Conchas Dam […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Brush fire threatens homes in San Jon

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Chelle Delaney About 7 p.m. Monday, firefighters had contained a brush fire near San Jon on Interstate 40 that threatened at least one home. The fire started about mid-afternoon some two miles west of San Jon, in the emergency lane of I-40 and then burned grassland northeast and northwest as the wind took it in […]

Earl Flint of San Jon honored at Conchas celebration

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By QCS Staff Earl Flint, 98, of San Jon was

Local group seeks members for TV’s future in Quay

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thanks to the UHF-TV Users Association, households in Quay County receive television reception even if they don�t have TV programming coming into their homes from cable or satellite dish. Many satellite users also receive network programming from the association�s translators that broadcast TV signals to the area, said Martinia […]

Robbie Lee Moss Goble

Services: Have been held. Robbie Lee Moss Goble, 87, of Flint, Mich., and formerly of Tucumcari and Calhoun, Ga., died Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Avalon Hospice. Mrs. Goble and her family lived in Tucumcari from 1951 to 1957. She was born in Gordon County on May 18, 1920, the daughter of the late Louis […]

Bertie Marie Flint Ragland

Bertie Marie Flint Ragland Services: Have been held. Bertie Marie Flint Ragland, 93, died Friday, Nov. 17, in Clovis, N.M., following an extended illness. Mrs. Ragland was born May 4, 1913 at Bard, N.M. She had been an active member of the San Jon Assembly of God Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many […]

Conchas Dam celebrates 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam […]

A.F. Frankie Flint Sr

A.F. Frankie Flint Sr., 96, died at his home in Tucumcari on April 9, 2005. Flint was born on the family farm on May 17, 1908 in Bard. He was the oldest child of Martenia W. Flint and Edna (Marrs) Flint. In 1930 he married Addie Lee Whately. Together, they traveled and volunteered time with […]

Clifford Quincy Flint

Clifford Quincy Flint, 44, died on March 27, 2005 following an extended illness. Flint was born March 30, 1960 in Groton, Mass. to Shirley and Lt. Quinnie Flint. Three months later his dad’s tour of duty completed, and the family returned to Las Cruces for Quinnie to work at White Sands Missile Range. From exploring […]