Ministry of Hope facing shortage of money, food

By Chelle Delaney The cupboard at the Ministry of Hope is almost bare, said Mary Ann Garrett, a Southern Baptists’ outreach ministries consultant. In fact, “because of this shortage, we will not be giving Thanksgiving baskets as we have done in the past. However, we are planning a ‘Holiday Feast’ in early December for the […]

Holiday blitz, Special meeting of Gaming Authority

Saturday patrol in Logan over holiday weekend The Logan Police department will be working saturation patrol and concentrating on stopping underage drinking this holiday weekend, said senior patrol officer Wade Strand. “There will be three officers patrolling this weekend to accommodate the holiday crowd,” said Strand. “We are expecting a good crowd turnout this Labor […]

Tax free holiday for school supplies set Aug. 3-5

New Mexico residents will be able to take advantage of the 3rd annual tax holiday, Aug. 3-5, according to a press release from the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department. A family can save up to $42 in taxes if they spend $600 on school clothes and there are additional savings for computer purchases as well […]

Newborns, Anniversary, Gas Watch, Crime stats

Azalea’s a pretty flower .. Azalea Isabel Mascarenas was born on May 21, 2007 at Clovis. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She’s the daughter of Tony and Miriam Mascarenas from Tucumcari and joins twin brothers, Omart and Oscar. Azalea’s grandparents are Danny and Edith Moralez of Tucumcari and Eloy and Maria Gardea of El […]

July 4 safety patrols, closings

July 4: Safety, closings.. The Tucumcari Police Department is currently running its Super Blitz. From today through July 15 there will be DWI checkpoints and seatbelt and child restraint enforcement, said a Tucumcari Police Department spokesperson. The Village of Logan will have three officers on duty today and will be assisted by the New Mexico […]

Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited […]

New signage coming for hotel

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QCS Staff Next month, the official Quality Inn sign will be placed on its hotel at 3716 E. Tucumcari Boulevard, said Sarah Hittson, acting general manager. The hotel/motel which was built in the 1960s as a Holiday Inn is entering a new stage as its old Holiday Inn franchisor trends toward hospitality units that are […]

City’s newest hotel opens for business, guests

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher The opening of a new hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, has created 15 new jobs in Tucumcari. And when it gets into full swing, it’s expected to provide five additional jobs, said hotelier Neil Patel. The 80-unit hotel opened April 20 and has gradually been picking up overnight traffic […]

Tuesday a day for deals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Christmas holiday sales showed a boost over last year’s figures, said several local retailers. And the “day-after-Christmas” sales drew out a lot of hometown shoppers. Retail managers said they were happy with pre- and post-holiday sales this season. “We don’t have the exact figures or percentage but we definitely […]

Yuletide has Christmas oddities

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas does have a few oddities. For example, say these words out loud: Jesus. Christ. OK. Now say, Christmas. What’s that? Did you say Crissmuss? Well, everybody does, probably because that was the pronunciation of this Old English contraction: Christes Maese. Or mass of Christ. Now, consider some of […]