Veterans Day means honor in Quay

QCS staff Quay County is planning a hefty salute – or two – for Veterans Day on Friday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2528, and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an 11 a.m. memorial event at Tucumcari’s Veterans Park on Third and Main, according to a release from the organization. The release said the […]

10/15 Calendar

Today — Center Street Methodist Church at 406 E. Center Street will hold its annual enchilada dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call for carry out at 461-2661. Tonight — Altrusa will hold its 2005 Rodeo Roundup Car Party at the Elks […]

Cafeteria food fails inspection

QCS staff Tucumcari Middle School’s Mesa Cafeteria was shut down briefly on Tuesday and food already distributed was thrown away, according to a letter sent to parents from Summit Food Service Management. The letter states the New Mexico Environment Department found the food was not in compliance after an inspection. “The serving temperature was below […]

8/20 Letters to the Editor

Monthly fee should produce regular collection of trash I’m writing in regard to the garbage service. I pay $28 per month for service and have to constantly check to see if it’s picked up. Each time it’s not, there’s always an excuse — new driver on route, driver injured, some relative died, etc. And yet […]

Police chief says identity theft on the rise

By QCS staff Identity theft is not some obscure crime merely joked about in humorous bank ads, but a serious crime that’s on the rise — right here in Tucumcari, according to Police Chief Larry Ham, offering some tips to protect yourself: • Guard your Social Security number. • Monitor your credit report. • Shred […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]

New auto shop to open

By William Thompson Don White, a former service manager at Big Country Ford, said he will open a new full-service auto care shop on Route 66 Boulevard by March 1. D & A Auto Care and will have access to a full-line of NAPA parts and warranties for parts and service. “I worked for 14 […]

Ag, home economics seminar today

QCS STAFF The Quay County Extension Service is sponsoring the 37th Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar today at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is catered by Caprock Creek Ranch and provided by Ag New Mexico and other area businesses. […]

Post office boxes attacked

William Thompson For the second time in 90 days, the Tucumcari Post Office has reported a window broken on a post office box inside the post office lobby. Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. a post office employee notified Tucumcari Police of the latest break-in. The postal official in charge of the Tucumcari Post Office, Rob […]