Arch Hurley seeking to protect watershed

Chelle Delaney A one-year, four-month protest against the drilling of water wells in Largo Canyon has paid off for the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. A rancher who wanted to drill the wells has withdrawn his request to the state for the wells, said Franklin McCasland, Arch Hurley manager, at Tuesday’s district board meeting. Arch Hurley […]

New Tucumcari city manager named

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Chelle Delaney Bobbye Rose, the current manager of the Village of San Jon, has been named the new city manager of Tucumcari. City Commissioners met Monday night, reviewed applications, interviewed Rose, and voted on her hiring. According to a verbal agreement between Rose and the commission, her salary will be $70,000, said Rose Tuesday. Rose, […]

San Jon hopes to halt shrinking tax revenue

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newest truck stops are pulling traffic past San Jon’s I-40 exit and putting a big dent in San Jon’s operating budget this fiscal year, said a Village of San Jon official. The village estimates it will lose about $50,000, or more than 3 percent of its $1.6 million […]

Community Notes: Tucumcari’s 100th, tree sale, Rose Pacheco’s 86th

By QCS Staff Tucumcari’s centennial to be celebrated next year Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year. In preparation for the festivistives, Ron Wilmot, director of the Tucumcari Convention Center, has been appointed chair of the centennial events committee by the city. Wilmot said planning and organizational meetings will be announced in January. […]

Yard and Garden: Roses for fall planting

By Tom Dominguez Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, many perennials, vines and roses. Recent rain and cooler temps make an ideal environment for planting. A great opportunity to see what you should be planting is to just drive around town. Look for those roses and shrubs that are very healthy, provide […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]

Oma Jane Harlan

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Services: 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church Chapel in Amarillo. Oma Jane Harlan, 64, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 29, 2007. Mrs. Harlan was born on Sept. 8, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas, to Roland and Rubimae Torrance. She had been the receptionist at Nunn Electric for over 25 years. She was a member of […]

Rose Hughs

Services: 10 a.m. (CST) and 9 a.m. (MST), today a funeral mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nara Visa, N.M.  Rose Hughs, 92, died on Monday, March 26, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas, following an extended illness. Rose Hughs was born Oct. 23, 1914 in Wilmington, Dela. She and her late […]

San Jon to take over Caprock Amphitheater

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Village of San Jon has asked to take over the operation of the Caprock Amphitheater from the Quay County Commission. Village of San Jon administrator, Bobbye Rose, said, “We’re trying to do economic development” through nature and other tours that could be developed with the Caprock Amphitheater at […]

San Jon faces trash

TV Hagenah As with almost everyone in Quay County, the pulling out of the trash business by the Quay County Government is impacting the Village of San Jon. According to San Jon Village Administrator Bobbye Rose, a number of village residents are afraid the county getting out of the disposal of solid waste could affect […]