City taps new manager

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun John R. Sutherland, Jr., of Flagstaff, Ariz., was selected as the new city manager on Thursday by the Tucumcari City Commission. Sutherland, 58, is slated to start work May 1. Sutherland’s salary and contract details were not disclosed. Mayor Mary Mayfield said the specifics of Sutherland’s contract would be [...]

New times don’t call for new greetings

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, a group of us began to reminisce about other times in our area and where pleased to have so many positive memories about those gracious days. Maybe we were just less hurried and harried then and had the time to use even the simplest social amenities. One of us [...]

County officials, MCC board share ideas for improvement

Quay County Commissioners and the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees recently met to discuss ways the two entities can continue to work together to improve the community. The two groups met during a dinner meeting at Bambinos Resaurant. According to college spokesman John Yearout, Mesalands Community College’s leadership has made a concerted effort to [...]

Most area schools meet standards

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools recently met requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That is good news for Tucumcari Middle School which had previously been on probation for failing to meet the standards. Tucumcari students took “Criterion Reference” tests last year which guaged their ability to meet the latest federal standards. [...]

Just Passin’ Through: Internet meeting leds to wedding

By Angela Peacock Strapping a tarp over a trailer full of furniture, Dell Parker and his wife Cherokee didn’t mind helping Dell’s little sister Paulette Bell move from Fresno, Calif. to Oklahoma to be with her fiancee. The Parker’s, retired newlyweds, said despite a blowout on their trailer they’ve had an enjoyable trip because of [...]

City approves two zoning ordinances

Sun Staff Tucumcari city commissioners approved two ordinances to change residential zones to commercial zones on Thursday at a meeting in Conchas. The commission also discussed the status of the natural gas pipeline under construction in the county. Following the regular business meeting, commissioners met for a retreat to discuss various past, present and future [...]