Local DAR chapter hands out flags

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By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a program where they give out new United States Flags for torn or faded flags. The Tucumcari Chapter members drive around town and jot down places that fly the United States flag and see if that flag needs replacing. Then the […]

Leonard Lauriault recognized by NMSU

NMSU press release Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari, received the 2011 Extension Advocate Award from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Specialists Association during the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Awards Day program on April 15. Mark Marsalis, NMSU extension agronomist at NMSU’s Agricultural […]

Racing commission to accept applications

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Gaming Authority is in the process of putting together a new application for New Mexico’s last non-reservation license. “The New Mexico Racing Commission will be accepting applications for the license from June 2 to the close of business Sept. 2,” said Racing Commission Deputy Director India Hatch. Hatch said the […]

White: Voting may change

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Russell Anglin Quay County Clerk Ellen White expressed excitement Monday over new state legislation that allows the county to consolidate voting precincts. “In November we have to establish our polling places and precincts for the next general election and primary election cycle, so what this enables us to do is to locate a facility that […]

Xeriscape gardening saves water

Tom Dominguez All over Quay County and the eastern New Mexico plains, green lawns and gardens have been replaced with brown, yellow and crunchy plant material. As we enter one of the driest times with higher water costs as well as limited supplies, it’s time to rethink our efforts in keeping a lush lawn. A […]

Earth Day program brings 600 students

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QCSun staff The 41st annual Earth Day event in Tucumcari brought a total of 900 participants, including 600 area students to the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom Thursday. The event featured presentations from a number of individuals and agencies including the Quay County Extension Office, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Mexico […]

Wastewater facility nears completion

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Russell Anglin A new wastewater treatment plant in San Jon is almost finished. USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner visited village officials Monday and toured the new facility, in which village wastewater runs through sewer lines into three large lagoons lined with plastic to keep the sewage from seeping into the ground. San Jon […]

Local students awarded scholarships

Jade Smith Scholarships were awarded to local graduating seniors by Cielo Wind Power of Austin, Texas and businesses that have partnered with Cielo to build wind developments currently under construction. Seniors Patrick John Wiegel of Tucumcari, Elizabeth Paredez of House Municipal School, Klay Rogers of Logan, Meghan Kline of Melrose and Garrett Foote of Texico […]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New […]

Police affidavit: Madonda was staying in hotel

QCSun staff A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit. Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 in […]