Support varies for race track, casino

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun There was little opposition to a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari at a meeting on Monday night. Here is what some of the attendees had to say: • Wes Stewart, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari, said he opposes the proposed racino or race track plan. […]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store […]

Rattlers cross country girls take third

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team’s girls placed third overall and the boys placed eighth overall at last Saturday’s East Mountain invite. Their victories were unexpected and a boost to the fledgling team. Rattlers Coach Gary Hittson said, “When we got to the East Mountain invite Rio Rancho was […]

Team Liberty plans to join the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Shawn Davis of Tucumcari and eight other horsemen from Quay County are setting their sights on The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race of September 2007. Entered as Team Liberty, they will be one of the inaugural teams riding in the first race. The 13-day event from Sept. 3 […]

Many races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Sue Moore spent Tuesday night at the Quay County Courthouse, doing what she’s done every two years for the last 42 years. This time it was different, but not necessarily better for Moore. Moore won the probate judge race Tuesday night with 1,160 votes in an unopposed Democratic primary. […]

Senate race finally over – 21 days late

David Irvin Twenty two days after the election, the people of Senate District 7 finally have official word. Republican Clinton Harden of Clovis is their state senator defeating Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes. Harden received 9,010 votes and Frost received 8,974 votes. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca […]

Former Quay County Sheriff raises greyhounds

William Thompson Joel Garnett, former Quay County Sheriff, raises greyhounds on his 23-acre greyhound farm east of Tucumcari. Garnett trains the sleek dogs for racing on greyhound tracks throughout the U.S. Garnett said greyhound breeding and racing can be a profitable venture. “You can make a lot of money from racing and selling the dogs,” […]

Registration for voters stepping up

William Thompson Quay County Cleark Jeannette Maddaford said more than 6,000 Quay County residents have registered to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Maddaford is busy signing up more voters. “People are responding,” said Maddaford. “They are really interested in the presidential race. We also have a state legislative race in which Bob Frost […]

Bikers come through

TV Hagenah Earlier this week roughly 70 bicycle racers shot through Tucumcari on Route 66 in a special race from San Diego to Atlantic City. The cross-country race used Tucumcari’s Traveler’s One-Stop on East Tucumcari Blvd. as their local base of operation and timing station. The owner of Traveler’s One-Stop, Larry Bond, said he enjoys […]

Support, opposition arise for track

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick has high hopes for a horse-racing track/casino coming to Tucumcari, but others in the state have their doubts of its viability or are in direct opposition to the move. “This is looking very good,” said Kendrick last week about the possibility of a horse-racing track coming to […]