11-28-07: Business Notes: Cornerstone Deli opening, IRS business mileage

Cornerstone official opening today A new restaurant in town, the Cornerstone Deli at and Route 66 Boulevard will be having it ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today. IRS sets business miles at 50.5 cents per mile The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2008 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs […]

Team Liberty setting pace on Santa Fe Trail ride

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Team Liberty of Tucumcari is in the No. 3 spot after two days in the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Endurance Race, said Shawn Davis, Liberty Team captain from Tucumcari. �We�re in third. We�re doing okay. We�re right up there where we need to be,� said Davis in a […]

August 1990

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman toured Grain Power’s facility with manager Wayne Liles. …Mickey Trousdale won $2,500 in the Sun Country Bass Tournament by reeling in 17.26 pounds of bass in two days. … J.R. and Hazel Callison received the Tucumcari- Chamber’s Blue Ribbon Yard award. … H.E. Purcell, of the San Jon Post Office, was […]

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 […]

Commissioners set salary scale

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Salaries for Quay County elected officials were set for the next four years by the Quay County Commission. The commissioners agreed that elected officials would receive 85 percent of the maximum allowed by the state at their Monday meeting. At that rate, salaries […]

Pigeons, prairie chickens can teach lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist Since New Mexico’s annual Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival hits the High Plains in Milnesand next weekend, I did a very logical thing — I went to look at geese. Although geese and lesser prairie chickens may seem miles apart from each other, mainly because they are, they do have certain […]

Cowboy boots make the sale

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist These are the boots of a salesman, specifically an ag sales rep. And they’ve taken me a million miles sellin’ to people who feed the world. Which makes me part of somethin’ good, somethin’ bigger than myself. Everybody’s good at somethin’; farmers, vets, cowboys, dairymen — and me. I can […]

Tucumcari attracts all kinds (of travelers, that is)

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Not everyone who rambles across the country along Route 66 does so in their car. Sure, there are always several motorcycles out there — but two men in recent days went one step further, one of them literally. Here are their stories: Bicycle man Eric High was coming from […]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the […]

The way of the cross

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun More than 100 area residents walked 10 miles Friday in memory of Christ’s painful walk to Calvary and his eventual death upon the cross more than 2,000 years ago. The walkers began at Stuckey’s 10 miles west of Tucumcari and proceeded to walk 10 miles to a small church in Montoya. […]