Moriarty comes out to show its support for Downs move

By Laura Nesbitt About 500 people from the Estancia Valley showed up in support of a proposed move by the Albuquerque Downs to Moriarty at a New Mexico Racing Commission hearing on Tuesday night at the Moriarty Civic Center. Moriarty annexed 700 acres north of Interstate 40 and east of N.M. 41 at the request […]

City parks, proposed water hike draw criticism

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A city park and a proposed water rate increase were two hot topics before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday night. Overflowing garbage cans, drug paraphernalia and used prophylactics at Dunn Park should be cleaned up, said resident Clair Strong. “Once I was walking through the park with my child […]

Paris receives state parks’ highest honor

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By QCS Staff Rodney Paris, park superintendent at Ute Lake park, has been given The Governor’s Award, the highest honor to a field employee at the state’s Parks Division. “It is an honor to receive this award,” said Paris. “This truly shows the effort that the entire Ute Lake staff puts into improving the park.” […]

Thousands enjoy Labor Day holiday at Ute, Conchas

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico State Police had no DWI arrests in Quay County over the Labor Day weekend. But they did seize 307 pounds of marijuana, officials said. With the assistance of the Tucumcari Police K-9 unit, state police officers working on I-40 made three seizures of marijuana with a […]

08-25-2007: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmer’s Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. Call 461-3346. Today: 5 p.m., Pot Luck dinner, regular monthly gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds. Free admission. 461-0456 or 461-0161. Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting, Quay County Commission, Commission Chambers, Quay County Courthouse, […]

Rangers catch bear at Ute Lake

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a black bear gave park rangers and a game warden a little trouble Friday in Logan. A 2 1/2-year-old black bear was caught at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan Friday morning, said park superintendent […]

Becoming a friend can make improvements at Ute Lake

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Friends of Ute Lake State Park was organized in January of 2007. Its purpose is as a local and private entity to complement, contribute to the Ute Lake State Park. The group was started to assist in the development of the state parks on a local level. By […]

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 […]

Parks offer gateway to great outdoors

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” Clark said. “For the bass, I use a plug or spinner bait and cast and troll. And for the channel cat, […]

GTEDC has plans for casino, race track in city

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) will propose to communities in Quay County that they jointly pursue an application with the New Mexico Racing Commission to obtain New Mexico’s last racetrack permit, according to a press release from the GTEDC. Under the proposal, the racetrack and casino would be […]