Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting [...]

Second Street project begins

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City officials, state transportation officials and State Rep. Dennis Roch were on hand Monday for the groundbreaking of the Second Street Project, which includes paving and new water lines. “With this project we begin to see, locally, the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” Roch said. “When [...]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the [...]

Mesalands trustee asks for advocats

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees member expressed disappointment in the lackluster support from fellow institutions in the fight to reinstate funding for Hispanic students. “It gets me upset, nobody’s backing us up. It’s like we’re the Lone Ranger. We go to the Hill to help, but we [...]

Snapped pole causes outage on city’s west side

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A crane on a railroad track clipped a power line about 4 p.m. on Tuesday causing a power outage on the west side of Tucumcari, said Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland. No one was injured in the mishap, said an Union Pacific supervisor at the site of the accident. [...]

Job is on the line

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By Quay County Sun Staff Lineman Juventino Ortiz installs electrical lines on new steel poles along old Route 66 for Chapman Construction of McKinney, Texas. The $2.166 million project for Farmers Electric Coop covers installation of 187 steel poles on 16.5 miles from a switch station four miles south of San Jon and along Route [...]

Back hoe cuts off phone service in town

By Chelle Delaney For some, it was an eerie calm. For others, it was a frustration and a natural cause of concern. It was Wednesday, the day when nearly all of the town’s phone lines went dead, including the area’s 911 emergency service. “We have a back-up phone for 911,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry [...]

Tucumcari to get over $1 million

David Arkin Thanks to lawmakers’ support, Tucumcar officials are hopeful they will be able to address a variety of water-related needs in the city. Through the capital outlay bill, which is sitting on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, the city would get $570,000 for water improvements. The city and Quay County together are expected to receive [...]