Quay County population continues decline

Thomas Garcia The 2010 Census numbers released Tuesday show an 11 percent population drop for Quay County since 2000. “There is always a possibility of underreporting in rural areas,” said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. In 2000 the reported Census population for Quay County was 10,155. The 2010 Census population […]

Coronado Park says it has the numbers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $250,000 was spent on economic research and feasibility studies, said Don Chalmers, the majority owner of Coronado Partners, LLC, which wants to build the

New area code in effect Sunday

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With growth comes thousands of people who want phones and their own phone number. Trouble is New Mexico began running out of phone numbers. So the New Mexico Public Relation Commission decided in December 2006 that a new area code would be implemented. The new area code goes into […]

She help to keep Hounds rolling

By Chelle Delaney One of the drivers calls her grandma. And some of those buying tickets may call her the “Greyhound lady.” The small gray-haired woman behind the red counter at the Greyhound Bus Lines ticket office in Tucumcari is LaRose Hicks Szaloy. Her office, 10 feet by 16 feet, sits on the edge of […]

All Scriptures have their purpose

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist This year, I’m reading the Daily Bible (Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR 1984), which places events and writings in chronological order and is divided into 365 daily readings. The February 4 reading included Numbers 7: 1-88, among other related passages. Contrary to my normal encouragement to read every scripture […]

President’s speech buys him time, but costs him political capital

President George W. Bush probably bought himself a little more time with his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, but unless conditions on Iraq improve substantially and fairly soon he may only have blunted criticism temporarily. The call to set a timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq will be less loud, […]

My war with income tax

TV Hagenah Well, Income tax day has come and gone and once again my wife has sworn not to let me near our income tax forms next year. In the past the members of the Internal Revenue Service have requested much the same. Back in the 1990s they suggested that their computers were not up […]

Mesalands growth spans six years

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College has released the latest numbers showing the enrollment trends at the College since 1997, when the first level of accreditation was granted. Using the state mandated “Third Friday Census” for establishing enrollment for each semester the Fall 2003 numbers are have increased. Headcount shows an increase of 98 percent for […]