Are we on the road not taken, or life’s broad avenues

By Leonard Lauriault Many eastern New Mexicans drive a lot. Our smaller communities have lots to offer, but not everything we need. So, we have to go to the larger cities for some things. There are several routes from Tucumcari to Clovis, each requiring about the same amount time, although they’re slightly different distances. No […]

Commission says cattle guards will stay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like it or not, the cattle guards are going to stay on Quay Road 70, the Quay County commissioners told rancher Dusty Stone at their Friday meeting. Stone and his dad, Lee Stone, drive a team of horses on the road to check their land and animals. The installation […]

Cattle guards not fit for team

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Horses and cattle guards don’t mix. So, when new cattle guards were installed on QR 70, between Highway 54 and San Jon, rancher Lee Stone wasn’t as thankful as some might expect. Stone is probably one of a few ranchers who still uses a team of horses to check […]

County reviews road closure policy, OKs fire district funds

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Road Superintendent, Larry Moore, discussed the policy for road closure at the regular meeting of the Quay County Commissioners Monday morning. The commissioners took no action on the policy and are reviewing it further. The policy was a rough draft to be reviewed by the commissioners before […]

Ready for Route 66 festival

The Route 66 Festival is set for June 15 and 16. And planners and organizers are packing activities into one solid event this year. On June 15 there will be live music and a watermelon feed at Kvols park to kick off the Route 66 Festival. On June 16 there will be events throughout the […]

County to change requests for road changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the Quay County Commission the long and winding roads just seemed to be getting more twisted. And in an effort to straighten them out, the commission plans to create an application and process for residents seeking changes in county roads. The commission also plans to establish a fee […]

Who owns roads in Montoya?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Commission will be seeking the advice of the New Mexico attorney general about the legal action needed to vacate roads and parts of townships that were incorporated in the early 1900s. “Something (the roads) was given to the public and somebody has to say the public […]

Wind gusts take minor toll on city

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By QCS Staff Rowdy and fiesty wind gusts fueled a brush fire off of Airport Road and toppled over several power poles over the weekend, Tucumari police officials said. Not long after officials checked a downed power pole in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, another was felled in the alley behind 2616 South Fouth Street […]

Cherokee Drive residents seek county help to fix road

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some homeowners on Cherokee Drive in the Best Western Estates subdivision sought the help of the Quay County Commission on Monday to have their road turned over to the county. Residents said they could not get the road fixed and were seeking the help of the county to get […]

Area stays safe despite snow

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Accidents were at a minimum on Friday and Saturday when snow blanketed Tucumcari. However, road crews are putting in long hours to keep the roads clear and safe, a state transportation official said. “We were a little busy but only worked two accidents,” said Quay County Sheriff Joe Schallert. […]