School board candidates announced

Ellen White Tuesday was the last day for filing for Quay County school board candidates. Belowis a list of those candidates. Only one race is contested; however, all districts have a bond question so there will be an election Feb. 1.

King wins attorney general race

Kevin Wilson Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney general. “We’ll have a chance to enjoy the victory tonight, […]

Candidate profiles: Governor

QCSun Staff The Quay County Sun spoke with state Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, a Democrat, and Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez, a Republican, about their race for governor of New Mexico. Below are their responses.

Governor’s race to pit Denish, Martinez

By David Stevens: FNM Editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I think you’d have to say the governor’s race is going to be front and center on everybody’s radar screen in November,” said Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render. “As we sit here right now, I’ve got to […]

Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

Gaming authority extends option on race track land

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Chelle Delaney It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its $60,000 efforts last year […]

The race: Starting and finishing will all the basics intact

By Leonard Lauriault, chruch of Christ Starting and finishing The New Year is about one-twelfth over and most people who made New Year’s resolutions are probably still following up on them. I didn’t make any “New Year’s” resolutions and I can’t remember when I ever did, if I ever did. I’ve always figured that I […]

The race to subjection is still on

By Leonard Lauriault The race to subjection is still on

Downs move to Moriarty not expected to hurt Tucumcari’s chances for racino

By QCS Staff A new race track in Moriarty shouldn’t have much impact on Tucumcari’s proposal for a race track and casino, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. The New Mexico Racing Commission gave its approval on Tuesday to the Downs of Albuquerque to move to Moriarity, according to a […]

Time for serious talk about race

By Kevin Wilson Complaints are kind of like fruitcake. Everybody seems to give them, but I’ve never met anybody who likes to receive them. I especially hated the complaint I saw from the NAACP online this morning, because I see no chance of it eliciting any change. Cue the “Barbie Bandits,” who became a media […]