TPD annouces non-emergency phone number, saturation patrols

By QCS Staff Police designate number for non-emergenciesThe non-emergency number for the Consolidated Dispatch Center is 461-2280, announced the Tucumcari Police Department in a press release this week. Callers are asked to use

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

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Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you […]

Thousands visit area lakes for holiday weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 33,000 visitors at Logan and Conchas Dam over the Memorial Day holiday. Nevertheless, the number of visitors was down slightly from previous years at both recreational areas, park officials said. About 24,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park, said Rodney Paris, park manager. Just under 9,000 people visited […]

Altrusa preps for fundraiser: Are you ready to win $

The Altrusa Club of Tucumcari will be holding its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Elk’s Lodge. This year the top prize will be $15,000 in cash instead of a car. Altrusa sells 275 tickets each year for $100; each ticket is numbered and 275 numbered ping-pong balls are put in the […]

Highways just as dangerous

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Everybody was having a good time Wednesday at the Tucumcari Air Show – until about 1:20 p.m. in the afternoon. That’s when Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s plane completed its loop, crashing to the ground. It was an accident with an audience. And the end of the air show. Plane crashes […]

Watch for the full moon monikers

By Ryn Gargulinski If anyone heard some howling on Thursday, I swear it wasn’t me. But it could have been any number of coyotes, demons or anything else that delights in a full moon. The full moon is especially magical for New Mexico as evidenced by the great number of Land of Enchantment souvenirs that […]

Ute Lake releases water to Texas; First time in six years

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the first time in more than six years, water was released at 7 p.m. on Sunday from Ute Lake into the Canadian River, said Kent Terry, Ute Lake Dam manager and tender for the state’s Interstate Stream Commission. Due to recent rains, Ute Lake reached an elevation of […]

Friday’s 4-H Horse Show Results

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Undaunted by Thursday night’s threat of rain, 4-H riders from across the state arrived at dawn on Friday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. They were there early to get ready and to compete in the State 4-H Horse Show and 4-H Quay County Rodeo, hosted by the Quay County 4-Hers. At each of the trailers, […]

Library’s readers get a lucky ride

By Chelle Delaney Reading, everyone knows pays off, and if you were lucky on Thursday you got a free ride, too. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program for children culminated on Thursday with a puppet show, cake and ice cream, door prizes and, for 10 lucky readers, new bikes. Children were eligible for the […]

Upscale community approved to move in

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A possible economic boon is coming to Quay County in the form of a scenic golf course, marina, equestrian club and lakefront homes. Officially known as Ute Lake Ranch, this multi-million dollar complex will be built on the outskirts of Tucumcari, on the south side of Ute Lake, seven miles north […]