Neighborhood watch sought for public housing

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director Robert Pacheco is soliciting resident and police help to try to keep public housing units safe. He hopes to set up neighborhood watches in local units by May 1, he said. Working with the police would be key to Pacheco’s plan, he said. “I have spoken […]

Newspapers for truth, community

By Tova Fruchtman: QCS managing editor I am Tova Fruchtman, a Georgia girl who moved to eastern New Mexico about six months ago. I am the new managing editor of the Quay County Sun. I took over Wednesday for Leslie Radford, who had been the interim managing editor. Radford still works for Freedom newspapers, our […]

Cell phones have their place

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Cellular phones are a great invention albeit they have become quite a public nuisance and a major distraction for drivers. Just watching people using them is an entertaining pastime, and listening to the users talk a top voice gives all within earshot an idea of the subject under discussion. Many […]

Upcoming Events

• Feb. 16 — La Casa de La Hope fund-raising dinner, 11:45 a.m., First Christian Church. • Feb. 16 — Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District meeting, 6 p.m. at the Forest fire station. • Feb. 21 — County Commissioners meeting, 9 a.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. • Feb. 21 — President’s Day. • Feb. […]

County commission discusses merging dispach with city’s

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun The City of Tucumcari met with the Quay County commissioners Monday morning to discuss the integration of the city and county EMS and 911 dispatcher services. City Manager Richard Primrose, Mayor Mary Mayfield, Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich, and other City officials expressed their thoughts on collaborating with […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]

calendar for Jan. 29, 2005

• Jan. 29 – Center Street United Methodist Church will host a healing seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 461-2661 to register. • Jan. 29 – American Legion Post 19, fund-raising dinner for Sara Miller, 6 p.m. • Jan. 31- Last day for businesses in Quay County outside Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan and […]

1-26 calendar

• Jan. 26 – Story time at the Tucumcari Public Library, 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Jan. 27 – City Commission meeting, 6 p.m., in the commission chambers, Tucumcari City Hall. • Jan. 27 – Tucumcari Housing Authority, 5 p.m., at Tucumcari City Hall. • Jan. 27 – Tucumcari City Commission, 6 […]

Officials say needle exchange program effective

By William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Public Health’s syringe exchange program is gaining acceptance in Quay County. The program is designed to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens, including HIV, by offering intravenous drug users, and anyone who uses needles on a regular basis, proper disposal of dirty needles. Dee Reed, nursing director […]

Cielo behavior after turbine fire unneighborly

When a wind turbine caught fire Sunday on the Caprock southeast of Tucumcari, volunteer firefighters rushed to put it out. Now officials with Cielo Wind Power Inc. seem to be threatening legal action against one of those volunteers if he distributes pictures of what he saw. Nice neighbors, huh? Richard Flint of San Jon said […]