Tucumcari gets permit for new landfill

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Environment Department has approved a permit for the city of Tucumcari to construct and operate a landfill about three miles northeast of town. Tucumcari’s finance director, Marty Garcia, said he expects the new landfill to be operational sometime this fall. “We put a lot of effort […]

Friend’s gift focuses on past, present

Lynn Moncus Throughout our history, we have had a number of people in our county who have been and are real treasures. Many of them have not been recognized because they have so quietly played major roles in the making of our history without any thought of recognition or reward. Mrs. Ethel Sanderson Ernest is […]

Students gain insight from museum tour

Lynn Moncos Some of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute board members had quite an experience Wednesday morning when 175 students from Tucumcari Elementary School toured the museum to see the Smithsonian Exhibit, as well as some of the items belonging to the institute. Just watching those youngsters and their teachers was a major treat for […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]

Madrid to run

Grace E. Madrid declared her candidacy for reelection for the position of District 1 County Commissioner. Madrid has served for the past four years as District 1 Commissioner. Madrid is a retired State of New Mexico employee with 26 years service. She has served as president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is […]

Reception to be visiting time

Lynn Moncus By now, most of you have heard that members of Tucumcari Historical research Institute Board of Directors are planning a reception in recognition of the publication of “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” on Saturday afternoon, March 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Although my name appears […]

Calling Quay County home

By Lynn Moncus Although each day is special in our county, some are just naturally more outstanding because of friends we have made along the way. When the telephone rang Wednesday morning, one of those outstanding days was under way. Bobbie Nelson Lutz was calling from Oklahoma City to do some visiting and much reminiscing. […]