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 […]

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 […]

Rattlers golf team results

By QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s golf team placed 15th after the second round of the Leroy Gooch High School Golf Tournament at Ruidoso. Second round individual scores Stephen Smith 88 Qasim Badshah 96 Justin Alvarez 87 Nathan Andrada 100 Johnny Barreras 94 There was more than a two-hour delay due to frost and playing […]

February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory […]

Entire state goes tax-free on Aug. 5

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Anyone who ever wanted to get out of paying taxes now has their chance. In fact, the entire state of New Mexico will go tax-free for the first time in its history from Aug. 5-7. Thanks to legislation passed by lawmakers in the 2005 session, consumers will get a […]

Technology changes calf-branding ritual

Baxter Black Springtime. Grass is greenin’ up, wildflowers are blooming, longjohns are comin’ off, and it’s brandin’ time! It is a festive occasion on lots of ranches. For years it has become a time for neighbors to get together and help one another. The cows and calves have been gathered the day before. By daylight […]

Hybrid cars save gas, pollution, rights

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As gas prices take an upward swing once again and foreign policy remains dependent on non-friendly oil sources, I stare at my fuel gage happily. I am happy that instead of purchasing the Toyota 4-Runner I thought I had my heart set on, I got the Toyota Prius. The Prius […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

Gas moves above $2

William Thompson Travelers to Tucumcari are paying higher prices at local gas stations, and with the possibility that prices will go even higher, some travelers said they will change their summer plans. According to Virginia Wright of the Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari is a “tourist market”, and the high gasoline prices could hurt Tucumcari’s tourism […]

Labor Day: Our nation’s workforce deserves better

It’s Labor Day: a holiday that has been set aside to provide a day of rest for the American worker. Today, most of us will relax, perhaps spend some time at the beach or barbecue some steaks. Tuesday morning we’ll return to our work, as past generations did after their Labor Day rest, forced back […]