Residents present petition to city commission

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission received a petition in opposition to a potential purchase of property to create a joint office for the city and Quay County. Sue Dowell said during the Thursday city commission meeting that the petition included more than 600 signatures from Tucumcari and Quay County residents against the purchase of [...]

Residents discuss bad Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different [...]

Conchas residents discuss county police schedule

Russell Anglin Conchas residents and San Miguel County authorities seem to agree on one thing when it comes to their county police force. “There’s not enough cover,” County Sheriff Bennie Vigil said. A sheriff, undersheriff, sergeant and six deputies make up the county police force, which patrols a 4,700-square-mile area. Vigil said he wanted to [...]

Quay County honors veterans

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QCSun staff Citizens across the nation took time on Memorial Day to honor those who have served and continue to serve in wars for the U.S. military. Quay County was no different as residents held memorial services in towns including Tucumcari and Logan.

Davises escape Missouri tornado

QCSun staff Two former Tucumcari residents can breath a sigh of relief after a tornado tore through their house in Joplin, Mo. Sunday. Connie Davis said she and her husband Vern were barely missed by the tornado. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the tornado claimed at least 117 lives. “It’s a war zone,” Davis [...]

City commissioners consider cuts

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Thomas Garcia More than 50 Tucumcari residents attended Thursday’s city commission meeting where the reduction in funding for the city sports leagues was discussed. “I’ve coached volleyball and basketball for three years, and if you take these sports away from them, what else will they have?” Tucumcari resident Diana Dominguez said. “My daughter is a [...]

DAR chapter awards local residents

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By Glenda Reid

Zumba gets Mesalands moving

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Russell Anglin This semester, 54 area residents, Mesalands Community College faculty, staff and students have found a new groove in the college’s zumba dance classes. “They’re actually mainly community members,” zumba instructor Jessica Elebario said. “There’s a few college students in there as well, but mainly community members. A class is 50 minutes. We’re going [...]

Tucumcari tightens belt

Thomas Garcia With a dim outlook for capital outlay money from the state, city and county officials are focusing on streamlining services to residents. “The main goal of the city is to get our asset management plan in place,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said the plan would include asset identification throughout the [...]

County dogs in need of home

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Russell Anglin Two Quay County residents are looking for homes for a number of dogs under their care. Frank William Coles and Dorene Clark currently have 17 stray dogs living in their front yard. Coles and Clark said dogs are frequently dropped off on their county road by previous owners. Clark and Coles provide food [...]