Collectors coming

By Dave Gragg “Eclectic” is one word for it. So is “A whole lot of people who collect a whole lot of stuff,” but that’s not really one word, is it? Collectors from 10 states will be in Tucumcari next weekend as part of the 31st annual collectors’ show on Friday and Saturday. The collectibles […]

Numbers up for Logan bash, but not as high as expected

By Dave Gragg The combination of a three-day weekend and the drought that has dried up many lakes in New Mexico brought more people to Ute Lake over the Fourth of July holiday than last year, although there weren’t as many people as planners had expected. The 100-plus-degree temperatures may have kept some people from […]

Route 66 celebration nears

Dave Gragg The days are counting down to the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International Route 66 […]

Businesses alter policies after sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina After a June 9 tobacco sting operation in which eight Tucumcari area businesses received citations, several local stores are trying to make sure they don’t sell tobacco to minors again. At the Logan Food Market, although clerk Dismas Kreshak said he didn’t check the identification of the 17-year-old girl who bought […]

More local news would be welcome

Lynn Moncus Recently, our young editor seemed a bit chagrined because a reader mentioned the lack of local news in our paper. Editor Gragg then listed the local items that appeared in a recent edition and reminded readers that they could bring in or call in items of interest. Yes, many of us would like […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]

Top names in water

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By Haley Rice Editor’s note: The following are profiles of movers and shakers in the world of water — from the man who dug the first wells on the Llano Estacado to the high-profile voices in the ongoing debate about the future of our water supply. Although each presents a different solution to the problems […]

School board allowed mob to rule

Kelly McFarland This is an open letter to the House Community. I was distressed to read the account of the cowering of the House School Board, resulting from mob actions as reported in the Quay County Sun, Wednesday, April 23. As a recently retired 16-year school board member, I have had the opportunity to observe […]

Tucumcari man, Fort Sumner woman, die in collision

By Dave Gragg Alvin Romero was a man who shook hands with everybody. That one sentence, repeated again and again by those who knew him, summed up the life of the man who died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident between Tucumcari and Las Vegas. A 23-year-old Fort Sumner woman, Angela C. Reuther, also died […]

County talks trash

By Dave Gragg Quay County government sent out solid waste bills just over a week ago, County Manager Paula Chacon told the commissioners Monday morning. Since then, she’s gotten nearly 50 calls per day from people with questions or complaints. The bills had two years worth of charges on them, because the county had not […]