Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, broke into a heavier rainfall Thursday morning and set off flooding in some fields, washouts on several roads and in one area 14 Rural Area Development customers were without any […]

Bikers Rally for Cause

Chelle Delaney You’ve heard them on the street. That deep low roar from the mufflers of their fine tuned and highly polished machines. And you know: The bikers are back. They’ve been arriving all week in anticipation of the third annual Tucumcari Mother Road Rally. “We’re hoping about 2,000 people will participate,” said Randy Block, […]

May 27, 2006 Library Books

The following items are available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction Beach Road by James Patterson.   An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial. I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris.  As a gay singer struggles with homophobia in the black church, he must come to terms with his past. […]

Santa comes early for kids in need

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Santa came early this year for some kids in Tucumcari. He also came dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle. And it wasn’t just one St. Nick. Several dozen proverbial Santas, male and female, accompanied by a police escort, showed up on their bikes Saturday to bring early cheer to kids […]

Travel the road of the Romans

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist I prepared another article for this week, but last week I received a tract others also probably got and I’m compelled to respond (1 Corinthians 9: 16; Romans 1: 14-17; Acts 20: 25, 26). First, I commend the tract’s distributors for acting on their faith (James 2: 14-26; Matthew 28: […]

County discusses lake ranch project

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun It will take more than 20 years to complete and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it could help provide the shot in the arm Tucumcari needs to become a thriving hub of activity. The Ute Lake Ranch Project, according to Quay County Manager Terry Turner, could one […]

Low road suits me just fine

By Lynn Moncus Recently, a couple of friends from elsewhere mentioned that they felt I must lead a dull and boring life in Tucumcari. They had passed by on Interstate 40, were sure that no one could even pretend to find anything interesting to do here, and suggested that I consider moving elsewhere. As you […]

Rally judged a success

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QCS Staff The second annual Mother Road Rally ended Sunday with officials declaring it a success. “From what I could see it looked like there was an increase from last year,” said organizer Jim Hudson, who did not have an official tally. Attendance at the 2004 rally was estimated at 500 to 1,200. Photographer James […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]