Graduation pays off for many seniors

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An open letter to area high school graduates: You’re being congratulated! Your photo is in the newspaper. You have made a great step in your life. You have graduated from high school. But you have also graduated to a new school. It may be college or some other school […]

FAA helps to fund runway expansion

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Municipal Airport will receive $150,000 for planned upgrades and safety equipment from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. “We receive this money every year for the improvement and upkeep of the airport,” said airport manager Steve Stephenson. “I would like to see […]

04-14-2007: Letters to Editor

In regards to the racetrack and casino proposal, it is my earnest hope that we will not not allow this project to proceed, considering the damage that it will do to our community. In our country, 15 million people (5 percent) display some sign of gambling addiction. The suicide rate for pathological gamblers is twenty […]

Recruiting officers priority for police chief

By Chelle Delaney Whenever he can, Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham likes to make a point of preaching a gospel that well paid officers stay put. Since April of 2006, two officers have left the department for better paying jobs, and another was called up for duty in Iraq, Ham said. Overall, the department is […]

Riding for a reason

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Michelle J. Thompson of Glen Ellyn Ill., has been traveling by bicycle since Oct. 21 on Historic Route 66 from Chicago, Ill. to Costa Mesa, Calif. Her goal is to raise money to help her brother John Thompson who is battling oral cancer for the second time in his […]

Money can’t buy sunrises, sunsets

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist If you receive as much junk mail as I, you probably wonder along with me just how many people bother to open it and how many fall into the traps when they read that they could win big money if they will only send a few dollars to […]

Bikers Rally for Cause

Chelle Delaney You’ve heard them on the street. That deep low roar from the mufflers of their fine tuned and highly polished machines. And you know: The bikers are back. They’ve been arriving all week in anticipation of the third annual Tucumcari Mother Road Rally. “We’re hoping about 2,000 people will participate,” said Randy Block, […]

Grants approved by city

QCS Staff City commissioners approved a liquor license transfer and a grant agreement for city zoning ordinances during a short meeting Thursday night at Tucumcari City Hall. The Commission approved a transfer of liquor license No. 0352, from Jerry’s Liquor Store to DFS Properties. The transfer was made due to an ownership change in the […]

Safety check finds $1million in cash

QCS Staff SAN JON — A Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division police officer discovered more than $1 million in cash during a safety inspection of a tractor–trailer rig on Thursday. The money, found in denominations of $10 and $20, was bundled and filled a suitcase. “A million dollars is pretty unusual,” said Peter […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]