Weekend fires sweep county

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Russell Anglin A series of wildfires swept Quay County over the weekend, burning tens of thousands of acres and leaving Tucumcari without power for almost six hours Sunday. The biggest blaze, which occurred along the Curry and Quay County line, was actually four separate fires at one point, according to Forrest Fire Chief Ray Rush. […]

County 4-Hers place in national competition

By John Villalba The Quay County 4-H home site evaluation team placed third in the 4-H division at the 60th Annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City May 5. The team qualified for the contest after winning first place at the State 4-H Conference last July. Team members included Richard Rush, Randall […]

Sodas prove difficult to resist

Russell Anglin The bubbliness … the fizziness … and who could forget the oh-so-sweet sweetness coupled with that sugary, caffeinated rush? My lifelong struggle with soda addiction comes screeching back to square one every so often when I consider its incomparable taste and disregard the consequences to my health and well being. Most of the […]

Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

Rush missteps representing HSUS

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist I felt a tremor in the Earth. Rush Limbaugh joined the dark side. Limbaugh is a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It was like finding out your brother is a cross dresser. Why does it matter? It probably doesn’t to most people, but whether you […]

Families give thanks for their blessings

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Chelle Delaney The rush is on. The grocery carts are filling up at Lowe’s and the colorful autumn table decorations are being selected from the shelves at Kmart.Thanksgiving is tomorrow. But the little community of San Jon got a head start Sunday on the holiday with their “Thanksgiving Git-Together.” They put on a spread with […]

4-H annual awards recognizes achievements of members

The following are the 2007 Quay County 4-H Awards Program Results. The ceremony was held on Nov. 18 at the Quay County Fair Barn and was hosted by the Quay County 4-H. Recognized Leaders 1st Year Leaders Cynthia Brown Morisa Evans Tommy Evans Jason Lee Melanie Lee Anthony Lujan Georgia Lujan Clair Strong Katrina Hayes […]

2007 Quay County Fair Results

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The following are the results for exhibitors in some events and departments at the Quay County Fair: Ball Canning Award Winners Fruits 1st Corinne Hayes – Pneapple 2nd Marjorie McKenzie – Pears   Vegetables 1st Linda M Eichler Green Beans 2nd Rex Maddaford, Tomatoes   Pickles 1st Noma Tillman Pickled Peppers 2nd Sue Griggs Salsa […]

4-H county, district results

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Quay County served as host to over 200 4-Hers from nine Southeastern New Mexico Counties for district 4-H Contests on June 19 and 20. 4-Hers competed in a variety of contests and enjoyed the hospitality of Tucumcari.  Special thanks goes to all of the Quay County parents, 4-Hers, volunteers, judges, and fairgrounds and convention center […]

Feral hogs pose potential problems

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Invading feral hogs are wreaking havoc on some farm and ranch lands in Quay County. And if left unchecked, the problems spread, state wildlife experts said. “We had them uproot and damage one of our fields so bad that it looked like the Army had been out there shelling,” […]