Federal agencies need to work closely together

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

Clerk: Voter turnout high

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QCSun Staff More than 53 percent of Quay County residents turned out at the polls for the 2010 midterm election, according to Quay County Clerk Ellen White. “These numbers are very high for a midterm election,” White said. Of the 5,700 voters, 3,044 casted their ballot for Tuesday’s election. “Overall, I think that New Mexico […]

Shooting death leaves residents stunned

Russell Anglin

Press Release: Free golf for county residents

UTE LAKE, New Mexico — If playing a Nicklaus Design championship golf course along the 8,400-acre Ute Lake wasn’t enough, Quay County residents can now play the extraordinary lakefront course at 12 Shores at Ute Lake absolutely free during the month of September as an end-of-summer “thank you” to the local market that has supported […]

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories

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Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Bingaman addresses local concerns

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Thomas Garcia Local officials met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., to discuss issues affecting residents in Quay County. Money for improvements at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and transmission lines for wind energy were a few of the issues raised by officials who met with Bingaman on Wednesday. “If there’s a possibility of more stimulus […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Securing border starts with fixing immigration

Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 by U.S. authorities […]

Veterans marker added to Logan cemetery

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 100 Logan residents gathered Monday for the dedication of the Logan Veteran’s Memorial Marker. The crowd stood silent as the U.S. flag was lowered to half staff at Logan Cemetery, starting the ceremony. A roar grew closer as the crowd’s attention turned the sky. A flyover was […]

Alleged stolen cash turned over to U.S. Marshals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]