Vargas to take anger management classes

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari police officer charged for assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member and agreed to attend the anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas […]

Extension office offers tip moth management tips

Tom Dominguez By Tom Dominguez Special to the Quay County Sun Facts • Tip moths are caterpillars that feed on and kill back new growth of various pines. • Damage by tip moths is conspicuous but rarely threatens tree health. • The southwestern pine tip moth that commonly infests Scotch, ponderosa and mugho pines is […]

Public input sought on Conchas lake plan

QCS Staff New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. “The public needs to be there and make their opinions known,” said Marti Niman, Public information officer for NM State Parks. “Their input helps to guide planners and park officials on […]

Press release: Public meeting to be held on Conchas Lake management plan

Freedom New Mexico CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. The plan includes a history of the park, a review of existing park resources and facilities, and proposed management and facility improvements for the next five […]

Hamilton Big Country closes Tucumcari dealership

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By Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari closed its doors Friday morning after 12 years of servicing Quay County, according to the manager. “The word came in at 9 a.m. that we were closing,” said Larry Birch, a manager and salesperson alone at the office Friday night waiting for drivers […]

Ten guidelines for brush management

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension New Mexico rangelands sustain many species of weeds and brush.

Ute advisory group meeting ends with no decision

Thomas Garcia A Ute Reservoir Advisory Group meeting Friday ended with no decision because of differences over 25 feet of water. The group, which is made up of members from the Ute Water Commission and the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, met at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Their goal was to develop a comprehensive […]

Managing water levels at Ute Lake tops advisory group’s agenda

By QCS Staff A meeting of the Ute Reservoir Advisory Group to discuss water supply management at Ute Lake in advance of a proposed water pipeline to bring water to Clovis and Portales will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center by the URAG, said Mark Murphy, Canadian River Basin […]

Aug. 16, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Enthusiasm for racino evident in Tucumcari The article in the Quay County Sun’s Aug. 13 issue about racetracks favoring Raton over Tucumcari makes me ask: Why can other racetracks weigh in about a decision when their management will be in direct competition with Coronado Park over the gambling dollar? The people of Tucumcari showed their […]

‘Racino’ plans still on track

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The principal parties applying for a proposed $30 million race track and casino, “racino,” in Tucumcari will be introduced to the community later this month, said Warren Frost, a Logan attorney and executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Plans are under way for the group to apply […]