Gaming authority extends option on race track land

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Chelle Delaney It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its $60,000 efforts last year [...]

Simple steps help avoid mosquitos

By Tom Dominguez Recent rains have been a blessing to our parched land but have left a buzzing nuisance in the air.

Judge’s order limiting CRP land riles farmers

By Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — Eastern New Mexico farmers may be out thousands of dollars after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction to halt cattle grazing on federally protected land on their property, according to a press release from Rep. Steve Pearce, R–N.M. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour granted a 10-day temporary restraining [...]

Raton makes its pitch to land track, casino

By QCS Staff Tucumcari will get its chance on July 24 to convince the state’s Racing Commission that it’s the best candidate for a race track and casino in the city.On Thursday, Raton told its story to the commission.

By air, by land Route 66 logos will be visible to tourists

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Chelle Delaney On June 27, 1985, Route 66 was officially decommissioned as a federal highway. In Tucumcari, 23 years later, to the day, members of city’s Lodgers Tax Advisory Board were trying to get Route 66 back on the roads in Tucumcari. Board members sought and received approval from the Tucumcari City Commission to paint [...]

Life’s choices should be guiuded by His influence

By Debra Whittington Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to [...]

Quay County hosts some valuable friendships

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who call Quay County home are among the most privileged people in the world because we have such a wealth of good friends who just naturally know how to step in when tension is a bit much and to show their friendship by sharing it. Dorothy and Jimmie Randals [...]

Land donation for feed yard up for approval

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A contract for land for a feedlot will be up for review by City Commissioners on Thursday at a regular meeting. The contract is to call for the donation 218 acres of land to the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. which will in turn donate the land to the developers [...]

Feedlot garners support, raises questions

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Plans for a feedlot in Tucumcari gained more positive comments than negative at a workshop of city commissioners on Thursday. A 3,000-head feedyard is being proposed by Tony Gable of Conchas Dam and Mark Whetten of Newkirk. The first phase of the project is to also include a small [...]

Logan seeks storm shelter

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Officials of Logan are exploring the possibility of leasing land owned by the Interstate Stream Commission to build a civic center for meetings, to serve as a storm shelter and to provide space for outdoor activities. “We could use the land to build a new civic center and community storm shelter,” said Larry Wallin, Village [...]