Couple “very lucky” to find wallet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun A lost wallet is an unlucky day. A lost wallet in a city garbage truck is exponentially more unlucky. All things considered for Dallas and Katheryn Howard, their luck balanced out a few hours later at the Tucumcari landfill. That’s where Dallas, with […]

Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The […]

Lopez chosen as new commissioner

By William Thompson Longtime Quay County resident Robert Lopez, 41, was notified Friday by Gov. Bill Richardson that he was chosen to succeed the late Grace Madrid on the Quay County Commission. “I don’t have any political agenda,” Lopez said. “So much of what we know about county government is second hand and I look […]

City to honor former commissioner

By William Thompson City honors former county commissioner By William Thompson Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a proposal Thursday to designate North Side Park “in memory of Grace Madrid.” Friends and family members of Madrid, the Quay County commissioner who died May 18, had asked the city to rename the park […]

County commissioner dies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Family and friends mourn death of public servant. Quay County Clerk Ellen White described her as “a friend to everybody.” “We’ve been getting calls in the county clerk’s office from people from all over the state wanting to know about Grace,” White said. Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid died […]

Grace Madrid

Grace Madrid Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. She worked as a […]

County officially out of trash business

TV Hagenah In a 15 minute meeting Thursday, the Quay County Commissioners made it official – the Quay County Government is no longer in the trash hauling business. Following a brief discussion commissioners Jeff Lewalling and Franklin McCasland voted to officially repeal Solid Waste Ordinance 34 which years before had put the Quay County Government […]

Madrid, Curry, Frost win

TV Hagenah Most were not expecting a huge turnout at Tuesday’s election and according to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford that was, for the most part, what they got. Despite that, people were chosen to serve or to compete again in November. Quay County had two different competitions on the ballot for county commissioner, one […]

Madrid to run

Grace E. Madrid declared her candidacy for reelection for the position of District 1 County Commissioner. Madrid has served for the past four years as District 1 Commissioner. Madrid is a retired State of New Mexico employee with 26 years service. She has served as president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is […]

Writing campaign started to save “Wind Ranch”

TV Hagenah A group of prominent area residents have banned together to take on Washington and that confrontation has come in the form of a letter writing campaign about the Caprock Wind Ranch located near San Jon. Tucumcari attorney Warren Frost said Quay County is in danger of losing the Cielo wind power development because […]