Quay fire spans 600-acre perimeter

Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” […]

Elementary kid power turns on Energy Day

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Thomas Garcia It was not an ordinary day for the students at Tucumcari Elementary School. Students were outside Wednesday blowing bubbles while those inside were playing with socks and making pinwheels. It was all part of Energy Day and

Rattlers triumph over Logan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball beat the Logan Longhorns 18-0 Tuesday at Tucumcari. The Rattlers put the game out of reach in the bottom of the second inning by taking a 13-0 lead. Freshman Angelo Montano hit a strong shot to the right field which resulted in an inside-the-park grand […]

Home maintenance as lesson for the soul

By Leonard Lauriault It’s warming up outside and, believe it or not, that time of year will soon be upon us again. Things are beginning to grow again and our attention will turn toward those projects we just love, like yard work (M’boy! Lawn mowing! Thank God for teenagers!) Anyway, if you’ll remember, we mostly […]

Rally judged a success

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QCS Staff The second annual Mother Road Rally ended Sunday with officials declaring it a success. “From what I could see it looked like there was an increase from last year,” said organizer Jim Hudson, who did not have an official tally. Attendance at the 2004 rally was estimated at 500 to 1,200. Photographer James […]

Woman arrested on drug charges

William Thompson Donna Romero, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon inside her home at 520 S. Seventh St. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, child neglect, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw said in his report that he found small baggies of a substance inside a tin box as […]

Chamber of Commerce guide nears completion

William Thompson The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce will begin sending out a new visitor guide soon that will highlight Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon restaurants, shops and motels. The 16-page color brochure will take the place of Tucumcari magazine which has been the main visitor guide since 2001. Kim Andrews, assistant to the director […]

Car food — don’t even ask

TV Hagenah I had someone offer me a cantaloupe the other day and I had to refuse to take it. Now, let me explain that I love cantaloupe, but I had reached my limit of car food. Car food is any food left inside the car long enough to become a high school science experiment. […]

Building faith like putting house together

Debra Whittington “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be […]