Positive outlook key to keeping faith in troubled times

By Debra Whittington For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. […]

Stolen trailer recovered, tools still missing

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A black trailer stolen early this month from the Route 66 Ethanol plant has been recovered, but tools remain missing, police said. A welder and accessories and other power tools were stolen from the plant. Brian Wink, the trailer’s owner, said the tools and trailer have a combined value […]

Logan resident harnesses wind for home-based power

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Large companies may envision the caprock rimmed with wind farms. Logan resident, Jerry Griffin dreams of a wind turbine in every backyard.On Tuesday, Griffin installed about a 40-foot, 1.9 kW wind turbine for residential use in his yard. Many motorists slowed to near standstill as they watched the proceedings. […]

Seniors given legal rundown at workshop

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By Thomas Garcia Legal problems that sometimes catch senior citizens off guard were presented at a workshop on Nov. 7 by Susan E. Page, staff attorney for the State Bar of New Mexico. The workshop was held at Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center to inform senior citizens about the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program, which […]

Much always wants more

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What’s wrong with these people? You know, the people who make headlines because they’ve done something wrong. The problem may be that they’ve done so many things right – and risen to positions of power and authority. So, naturally, we expect a lot of them. But, like the rest […]

August 1990

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman toured Grain Power’s facility with manager Wayne Liles. …Mickey Trousdale won $2,500 in the Sun Country Bass Tournament by reeling in 17.26 pounds of bass in two days. … J.R. and Hazel Callison received the Tucumcari- Chamber’s Blue Ribbon Yard award. … H.E. Purcell, of the San Jon Post Office, was […]

Snapped pole causes outage on city’s west side

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A crane on a railroad track clipped a power line about 4 p.m. on Tuesday causing a power outage on the west side of Tucumcari, said Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland. No one was injured in the mishap, said an Union Pacific supervisor at the site of the accident. […]

Wind gusts take minor toll on city

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By QCS Staff Rowdy and fiesty wind gusts fueled a brush fire off of Airport Road and toppled over several power poles over the weekend, Tucumari police officials said. Not long after officials checked a downed power pole in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, another was felled in the alley behind 2616 South Fouth Street […]

Cold keeps clutch on county

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Arctic cold front that moved into the Quay County area on Friday drove temperatures down to 2 degrees, frosted the landscape and iced over roads. It also caused power outages and dozens of accidents but no fatalities were reported. Power outages in Union County caused power failures at […]

Power outages shouldn’t make us powerless

By Lynn Moncus We surely become powerless in more ways than one when the electricity goes off. Actually, the outage Friday evening wasn’t very hard on those of us not involved in business because we could amble to a neighbor’s porch to watch the traffic, see the stars clearly and visit quietly. Of course, we […]