4-H to host 3D archery shoot

Brenda Bishop The Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be hosting a 3D archery fun shoot June 11. The shoot will take place at Five Mile Park beginning at 8 a.m. All cards will be due by 1 p.m. Fees are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and will be used to cover […]

College shootings raise questions of self protection

Freedom Newspapers Call it signs of the times. After news spread that a man armed with an automatic weapon had opened fire at the University of Texas at Austin campus, two other universities — Texas Tech in Lubbock and the UT Medical Branch in Galveston — canceled tests of emergency procedures designed to deal with […]

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Hutchins signs on to play football at NMMI

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local senior signs a letter of intent to play football for the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos this fall. Alex Hutchins, a senior at Tucumcari High School was surrounded by his parents, Daniel and Darla Hutchins and members of the coaching staff Wednesday as he signed the letter […]

Fire ban extended for Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The burn ban in Quay County has been extended at least two weeks until Quay County commissioners can review it again. The ban was placed in effect indefinitely on June 8. Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland said Monday that areas of Quay County have received rain in the past week, but the moisture has […]

County retains fire ban indefinitely

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas GarciaQuay County Sun The Quay County Commissioners voted to keep a fire ban in place indefinitely in Quay County at Wednesday’s meeting. “If we continue to get rain and the conditions improve, the commission could vote to lift the ban at their next meeting,” said Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal. […]

City Agrees: Signs need facelift

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari “Welcomes you” signs will be getting a facelift and new makeup, the City Commission agreed on Thursday night. The two welcoming signs at the east and west ends of the Tucumcari Boulevard will be revamped and repainted for $1,400 by Rudy Gonzales’ business, “Signs by Rudy.” Individual […]

Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

A jaundiced view of politics

TV Hagenah Political season is in high gear again. It is a weird sort of time of year for most of us, I think. For a few brief days every couple of years big time lawyers and businessmen, who are running for office, will sit there and listen to us as if they are really […]

Documentary featuring locals wins Emmy

Tom Drake and TV Hagenah A documentary featuring work in Tucumcari and five other New Mexico Route 66 communities to restore historic neon signs has won the Rocky Mountain Emmy, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced earlier in the week. The PBS production, “Route 66, the Neon Road” documents the award-winning Route 66 Neon […]