God knows what’s in our best interest

Some of us have gotten rain lately, but the first six months of 2011 was one of the driest on record. A friend who shall remain nameless tongue-in-cheekily commented that God might not have sent rain because he knew we couldn’t handle it at that time. He likened the situation to his own life, in […]

Press release: Person of interest sought in double homicide

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Tucumcari – Through the course of the investigation, New Mexico State Police have identified Muziwokuthula (Muzie) Madonda as a person of interest. Madonda was last seen in a 1996 Chevrolet Astro Van with Illinois license plate H188855. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Madonda or the vehicle in question, you […]

Officials eye racino developments

Thomas Garcia Quay County Gaming Authority officials said they are fully aware of the added interest of a new developer and investor concerning the racetrack in Raton.

Presidential race adding to voter interest, registrations

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Chelle Delaney Pat Hunter came running into the Quay County Clerk’s office on Friday afternoon. “Is this where I register to vote,” Hunter asked. A staff member in the Clerk’s Office quickly gave her a form and Hunter just as quickly began writing in the blocks. It was 4:59 p.m. Just one minute before the […]

Quay County Gaming Authority gives up 4 percent interest in proposed ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun The Quay County Gaming Authority agreed today to give up 4 percent of its 9 percent ownership to major investors in a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari. The authority’s proposal for a “racino” has gained the interest of a major investor, Don Chalmers of Rio Rancho, and […]

Lumpkin selected for District 4 commissioner

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In less than five minutes Robert Lumpkin was chosen to represent District 4, fulfilling the vacancy of Mayor Mary Mayfield who resigned last month. “Several people asked me to submit a letter,” Lumpkin said. “And I think if you are asked, you are compelled to serve. “I don’t have […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]

College board plans for future retirements

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Interest rates and retirement dates were key items of discussion during Tuesday’s Mesalands Community College Board meeting. Two items were handled with future retirements of President Phillip Barry and Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin, and board members also voted on two options for an interest-bearing account for operational […]

Private digs catching on at Mesalands

Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know what […]

Clerk’s office promotes Quay voter registration

William Thompson The Quay County Clerk’s Office is conducting a voter registration drive through May 4. That is the day registration will close for voters wishing to cast ballots in the Primary Election. Anyone who will be 18 years of age before June 1, the date of the Primary Election, is eligible to register. Jeannette […]