December 1973

Anne Kaester, ABC News correspondent, filmed a feature here about the energy crisis and how it affects the economy of Tucumcari. … Private Roy W. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Norris, was named MP of the month at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. … Tucumcari Jaycees sponsored the Christmas Motorcross [...]

Commission says cattle guards will stay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like it or not, the cattle guards are going to stay on Quay Road 70, the Quay County commissioners told rancher Dusty Stone at their Friday meeting. Stone and his dad, Lee Stone, drive a team of horses on the road to check their land and animals. The installation [...]

Logan youth hailed as hero

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Evangelina Castro was presented a National Youth Hero award for her bravery from the National American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Monday night. Castro was presented the award by Logan Ladies Auxiliary president Jessica Knight at a surprise ceremony at the American Legion Bingo Hall in Logan. Castro was also presented [...]

March 1960

Tennessee Ernie Ford presented a silver platter from the city of Tucumcari as a gift to singer Jimmie Rodgers for his song “Tucumcari” that hit the best seller list of popular songs that fall. … Tucumcari students prepared their exhibits for the annual science fair. Larry Kvols and Tom Brunk worked on testing the fractionation [...]

April 15, 2006 Library Books

The following books are now available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Gone by Jonathan Kellerman. Two acting students stage their own disappearance – but then one of them is murdered and Alex Delaware is called to investigate. Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag. Two Minneapolis detectives search for a kidnapped judge. Otherwise [...]

7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s [...]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation [...]

State council distributes grant funds in Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Representatives of small communities around New Mexico came to Tucumcari on Thursday with hopes of receiving federal money in the form of Community Development Block Grants. With about $15 million to allocate and $17 million worth of requests not every community got their grant. The money is intended to help with [...]

Ag Seminar proves successful

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Over 100 people participated in this year’s Ag Seminar at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday morning. They enjoyed various programs relating to agriculture and home economics, ag-related vendor booths and good eating. The 37th Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar sponsored by the Quay County Extension was free and open [...]

Area group names ‘Woman of the Year’

The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari held their Installation of Officers, May 18, at the La Cita Restaurant. Glenda Reid presented the “Program of the Year” awarded to Doris McCoy and the Vocational Committee for their program presented by Nate Allen, of Mesalands Community College in January of 2004. Glenda Reid was chosen the 2003-2004 [...]