Cattle guard lawsuit dismissed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit against Quay County over cattle guards was dismissed Thursday in 10th Judicial District Court, according to court reports. “In my opinion, this is a frivolous lawsuit that is costing the county tax payers,” said Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland on Monday. McCasland said the case brought [...]

Revving up for Mother Road Rally

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Thomas Garcia Bikers, vendors and patrons of the 6th annual Mother Road Rally began gathering Friday afternoon for this year’s festivities at the Quay County Fair grounds. One of the first bikers in for the rally, Ken Fernandez, looked around the different vendors and visited with fellow bikers. To kick off the first day, the [...]

Dropping your guard can be a hair raising experience

by Leonard Lauriault I recently recovered from a cosmetic tragedy that may actually have been more traumatic for others than for me. While I was getting a haircut the guard fell off my barber’s clippers creating a big gap. I didn’t see the horror on the barber’s face when he saw what happened; but, everyone [...]

Young found guilty in Santa Rosa prison case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An Albuquerque jury late Friday found Robert Young guilty of felony murder and other charges in the 1999 death of Santa Rosa prison guard Ralph Garcia, according to a press release from the N.M Attorney General’s office. Sentencing is expected in the latter part of January, 2009, the release [...]

Guard returns from hurricane duty

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By QCS Staff Men and women from the New Mexico National Guard returned Friday from Louisiana to the National Guard Armory in Tucumcari. The guard was called out on Labor Day to respond to Hurricane Gustav which looked to be bearing down on New Orleans. Alhtough Gustave was not as robust as expected, Tucumcari’s guard [...]

Elida overtakes San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County teams are reeling after encountering the Elida Tigers. The San Jon Coyotes dropped to 2-4 after they fell prey to the Tigers Friday night. And, several weeks ago Elida beat the Rattlers 49-64 on Nov. 28 in Tucumcari. “This is the first time we have played the [...]

Tuscon residents want mission moved to Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a contracted [...]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. [...]

Reflections on military service

TV Hagenah There has been a lot of discussion lately about our President and his military or lack of military experiences during the Viet Nam War. In fact, it has risen to levels of scandal. And let me be the first to say, I am very happy about it. The last Presidential scandal we had, [...]

Concert unique to area residents

Before trombones or saxophones, and way before acoustic guitars and electric keyboards, people relied on voices as their main musical instrument. Taking an estimated 175 audience members back to the 16th and 17th centuries, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque’s Saturday performance of “The Changing of the Guard” was a musical concert with more than one antique [...]