City to honor former commissioner

By William Thompson City honors former county commissioner By William Thompson Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a proposal Thursday to designate North Side Park “in memory of Grace Madrid.” Friends and family members of Madrid, the Quay County commissioner who died May 18, had asked the city to rename the park […]

Summer lunch program available

QCS Staff Tucumcari youth, ages 1 to 18, can get a free lunch Monday through Friday until Aug. 5 at six local parks. The Eastern Plains Community Action Agency is facilitating the free lunches, according to its director of the summer lunch program, Cece Arias. “The program is federally funded,” Arias said. “It’s really a […]

Morris Wilcox

Morris M. Wilcox, 88, of Clovis, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 15, 1916, in Tolar, Texas. He moved to Tucumcari in 1946 and worked as a bus driver and in a local grocery store. He owned and operated Wilcox Meat Processing in Tucumcari. He […]

5/7 Community Notes

• The New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance and New Mexico State Parks will co-host “Live from the LRC,” a teleconference seminar on advanced outdoor lighting, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18 in Santa Fe. The event is open to everyone, but addressed specifically to lighting professionals, electrical utilities providers, facility managers, architects […]

5/4 Community notes

• The Tucumcari Golf Course is beginning a few different summer programs soon. Junior Clinics will begin on Saturday. The clinic will be for children ages 7 to 17 and will run from 9:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. They will be offered each Saturday during the summer and equipment will be available for those who […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]

Campers come to Ute Lake

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun As spring begins and the weather warms up, people from neighboring states and cities are traveling to Logan to visit Ute Lake state park. On March 12 Angelica Velasco and her family came from Hereford, Texas to camp at Ute Lake. She said they have been coming to Ute to camp […]

Conchas lake on the rise

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Officials at Conchas Dam and Conchas Lake State Park are expecting more visitors this year as the lake’s water level is up. Gary Cordova, operations manager for the Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, said it’s not beyond the realm of possibility the lake could reach its high watermark this summer. […]

3/5 Obituaries

Nola Schubert Nola Schubert, 86, died in New Braunfels, Texas on Feb. 28, 2005 following an extended illness. Schubert was born Feb. 4, 1919 in Sagerton, Texas. She was a retired registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Quintas Mathis Schubert in 1991. Survivors include a son Marshall Schubert (and wife Julie) […]

CIty gets $1.3 million from state for railroad spur project

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2006 capital outlay has committed $1.3 million to Quay County for the purpose of paying for a future railroad spur in Tucumcari. The spur would be a section of Union-Pacific railroad track that would run from existing tracks to a future industrial park, said Pete Kampfert, […]