Amarillo man’s death is the second this summer at Ute Lake

QCS Staff An Amarillo man died following a boating accident at Ute Lake State Park in Logan, state park officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Quay 4-Hers take top awards in district horse show

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Special to the QCS Two Quay County 4-Hers took top awards at the Southeast District 4-H Horse Show The Southeast District 4-H Horse Show was held in Capitan on Saturday. Three 4-Hers showed their Horsemanship Skills at this regional event. In the Novice division Brook Valentine was third overall, placing first in Showmanship at Halter, [...]

May 19, 2010 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday At 12:01 a.m., a woman reported a prowler at a residence on the 1300 block of South Adams Street. At 9:07 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a residence [...]

Second Street project begins

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City officials, state transportation officials and State Rep. Dennis Roch were on hand Monday for the groundbreaking of the Second Street Project, which includes paving and new water lines. “With this project we begin to see, locally, the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” Roch said. “When [...]

Rotary Club offers scholarship

QCS staff For the second year the Tucumcari Rotary Club has created a continuing education scholarship for the youth of Quay County from funds generated by the Annual Air show. This program demonstrates the Rotary Club’s concern for the development of our youth. One graduating senior from each high school in Quay County — Tucumcari, [...]

Snowstorm paying off for local businesses

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two weeks of winter storms and more than 20 inches of snow are paying off for at least some local businesses. Manager Robert Benavidez at Burns Hardware Do it Center said his store got a truckload of new snow shovels, sand and ice melt on Jan. 31 and sold [...]

Cullum heads to back to basics after bout with fame

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Thomas Garcia Mixed Martial Arts fighter and champion Abel Cullum returned from Japan with a tough loss and a lesson learned. Cullum, King of the Cage, flyweight, world champion, competed May 26 in the second round of the 2008 Grand Prix Featherweight Tournament sponsored by Dream of Japan. “There are a lot of things that [...]

They’re banking old building brings investments

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari couple is working to restore a Main Street building to draw businesses and life back to downtown. The two-story building at the corner of South Second and Main streets has undergone many facelifts, said Niva Romero, owner. Pictures featured in the book “Quay County: 1903-1985,” show the building from the early [...]

Mesalands rodeo team places second at Navajo

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Men’s Rodeo Team placed second place at the Navajo Technical College rodeo in Crownpoint, April10-11. The Mesalands Women’s Team finished in fifth place. “This was a great showing by both of our teams,” said Coach C.J. Aragon. The Men’s team was led by freshman Clay Elkins. Elkins [...]

Mesalands Lengal places second at state diesel competition

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College Diesel Technology student Travis Lengal placed second at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition held in Albuquerque last weekend. The competition included 12 stations that presented different mechanical, electronic and other job related problems for the students to solve. “It was a very good trip [for the students participating] [...]