Rescuers free boy, 3, from seesaw

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By QCS Staff Three-year-old Harley Smith, who got his knee stuck in a seesaw Friday, was rescued with the help of the Jaws of Life. Two EMS trucks, a firetruck, two police cars and other rescue vehicles responded to Harley’s plight at a Tucumcari playground. The Jaws of Life spread the two metal rods apart […]

Saturday is free fishing day, no license required

Special to the QCS Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, Saturday is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico – no license required, according to a press release from the […]

Quay, other counties in TB-free zone

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Friday that New Mexico meets the requirements for split-state status for bovine tuberculosis (TB). Only Curry and Roosevelt counties will remain classified as modified accredited advanced and have to have its cattle tested for TB, according […]

10-29-2008: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts 62nd Annual Conference, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Call (575) 461-3064 or toll free 877-795-2200. Today: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Commodities distribution, Travis Nelson Building north side of exhibit building, Quay County fairgrounds. Recipients must have verification of name, income […]

06-04-08: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Free fishing daySaturday is free fishing day in New Mexico. On this special day, anglers don’t need a license, […]

Free roping clinic set for Friday, Saturday

by QCS Staff A free roping clinic with two-time national qualifier John Paul Lucero of Villanueva will be held Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The clinic is being sponsored by the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “This clinic is free to all the students of Mesalands and to the public,” said rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. […]

01-12-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Death Song by Michael McGarrity. The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy’s wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, […]

Students send off drug-free messages in balloons

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Tucumcari’s elementary students released more than 800 with a “Drug-free” message into the sky from the school on Tuesday. The playground activity was all part of Red Ribbon Week: Oct 23 – 31. Activities are planned for all of Tucumcari’s schools throughout the week. They include everything from the balloon release to a door decorating […]

QCS to launch e-Paper

By QCS Staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Quay County Sun is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Sun, the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. […]

Free animal spay/neuter to arrive Oct. 17

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Pet over population is a problem throughout the United States and especially here in Quay County, said Robert Ciolli of Tucumcari. Every year about 1,500 animals are destroyed at the Tucumcari animal shelter, Ciolli said. Last year, 1,428 dogs and cats were destroyed, according to Tucumcari Police Department records. Of those, 818 were dogs and […]