Campground owners’ turnaround recognized by Mesalands

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two local business owners attribute their turnaround status to staff at Mesalands Community College’s Small Business Development Center. Lane and Cindy Lewis’ KOA Campground was recently honored at the state Capitol as the year’s outstanding SBDC client at Mesalands. “I was blown away by how many avenues of help […]

Local geocaching event planned for Saturday

Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun

Volunteers needed for local animal group

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local animal group is seeking volunteers to find homes for rescued dogs. “Over 50 dogs in need of a second chance have found homes thanks to the efforts of the city’s animal rescue group,” said Christina Fleming, rescue volunteer. Fleming said the City of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue […]

Local athlete looks to raise money

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area track athlete is raising money for a chance to compete in Australia this summer.

Grocers oppose reintroduction of food tax

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Local grocers don’t believe reinstating a food tax is the solution to solving a shortfall in state revenue. The statewide food tax was abolished six years ago by New Mexico Legislature with Gov. Bill Richardson’s support. But a 42-member task force appointed by Richardson in November appears to be […]

Rooting out al-Qaida main U.S. objective

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

Local law enforcement give Halloween safety tips

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging kids and parents to enjoy the spooky holiday but also recommending caution and awareness during the late hours. The low temperature forecasted for Saturday night is 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Local group finds homes for stray pets

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Thomas Garcia A local animal placement group is working to find homes and new owners for animals in Quay County and beyond. “We have placed dogs, cats and even horses in and out of the county,” said Christina Fleming, Tucumcari Animal Rescue coordinator. “We give animals like dogs that are scheduled for destruction a fighting […]

Three questions with Bob McClelland Jr.

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer 1. What new attractions can people expect at the air show?? This year we are going to use pyrotechnics in parts of the air show. We want to see how the people will respond and if they like it well try and do it every year. 2. What is […]

Newspapers were once heartbeat of community

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist We have watched more changes in our newspapers than most of us can even recall, and we always live with the hope that we will be seeing much local news. According to what we are being told, some of that hope just might come to pass, and we need to […]