Delays could open door for Tucumcari to lure racino to town

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he sent a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which […]

DUI charges refiled against Mesaslands’ president

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been refiled in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. Pretrial proceedings are set to begin on Dec. 28 before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. Barry had been charged with DUI […]

Rooting out al-Qaida main U.S. objective

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

Mesalands president suspended

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Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. Barry could not be […]

Obama showing he’s human like the rest of us

Freedom New Mexico Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity […]

Altrusa officers installed

QC Sun staff Nancy McNabb was recently installed as the 2009-2010 president for the Altrusa International of Tucumcari Club. The following officers also were installed: • Catherine Bugg, first vice president; • Sylvia Wampler, second vice president; • Linda Donwerth, recording secretary; • Jeannette Maddaford, treasurer; • Evelyn Coughenour, corresponding secretary; •

Mesalands dean’s list and president’s citation honorees

The following are Mesalands Community College’s

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System.The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of […]

Holiday closings in observance of President’s day

The following will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day: Financial: Everyone’s Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of New Mexico at Tucumcari and Logan, Farm Credit Union, Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan, Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union, and Citizens Bank. Government: Tucumcari City and Quay County offices, and the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. […]

Tucumcari students going to Washington for inauguration

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Chelle Delaney Fourteen students from Tucumcari High School will be joining millions of others in Washington, D.C. to be nearby when president elect Barack Obama is sworn in Jan. 20 as the 44th president of the United States. It may not be the inauguration they wanted, however. Of the students interviewed recently, two of the […]