Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The [...]

March 1, 2006 Obituaries

Harry Swift Services: Have been held. Harry Swift, 89, of Amarillo died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Mr. Swift was born in Forrest on Dec. 11, 1916, and was raised in Tucumcari. He married Freida Bomar on April 11, 1942, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force [...]

Commission approves development funding

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Imagine Quay County a thriving hub of successful business, new high-paying jobs and a fully stocked 650-acre industrial park. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp’s Pete Kampfer has that vision. But he also knows the adage says it takes money to make money. Thus he was on hand at a special City [...]

12/21 Obituary

Juan Maestas Services: Have been held. Juan L. Maestas, 76, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Tucumcari. He was born on Sept. 9, 1929, in Mills, N.M. A member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, he was retired from the auto body repair industry, having lived in Santa Rosa and Clovis before moving to Tucumcari. [...]

8/17 Obituaries

Walter Carlson Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Walter Carlson, 81, of Tucumcari, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari. He served his country and was a military veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. The Rev. Jim Witcher will officiate the services. Burial will be at [...]

Some residents would like to see old recreational area fully restored.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Some remember when Five Mile Park was a community gathering place. Others have only seen photos. All share the same dream: Restore the park west of town to its original grandeur. The Metropolitan Park/Five Mile Park Restoration Committee — which includes local artists Sharon and Doug Quarles; committee President-elect [...]

7/20 Calendar

Wednesday — M.E.O. Ranger Ronald Carter will show the fundamentals of boating from 9 to 10 a.m. at Conchas Lake State Park. Wednesday — Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will meet at Melrose High School at 10 a.m. Monday — Quay County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Chambers located in [...]

7/16 Around Town

Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa will join Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., in marriage at 4 p.m. on July 30 at the United Methodist Church in Logan. The announcement was made by James’ parents, Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa. Hodgen is the son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale, Ind. [...]

Weekend set at Logan

QCS Staff A parade through the streets of Logan on Saturday will kick off this weekend’s Fourth of July festivities in Logan and at Ute Lake State Park. A free barbecue and “bean feed” Saturday at the north entrance to the park, followed by fireworks at dusk at the park’s Windy Point entrance, should have [...]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” [...]