County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]

Ingram waives hearing rights

Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girfriend has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in Quay County Magistrate Court. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, was scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett at 2 p.m. Thursday. Garnett ordered Ingram bound over for trial in district court. […]

City pool opens

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Exuberant squeals and the sounds of splashing water were heard from West Hines Street as the city pool opened Tuesday – after a two-year wait. More than 100 children welcomed its opening as the temperature on the bank clock read 109 degrees. Director of Recreation Scott Simpson had been sweating it out. A series of […]

06-09-2007: Around Town

Mother’s Day delivery… Taylor Lee Simpson was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, in Amarillo. Taylor’s the daughter of Sean and Toni Simpson of Amarillo. She was 8 pounds 12 ounces, and 20 and 3/4 inches long. Taylor’s grandparents are Scott and Cheryl Simpson and Mike and Jean Taylor, all of Tucumcari. Her great-grandparents are […]

Almost prime time for splash in city’s new pool

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s pool time – almost. With its new pump, diving boards, tile, lights kiddie pool and resurfacing Tucumcari’s city pool is nearly ready for opening day. Hopefully, it will be next week, said Scott Simpson, city recreation director. “The first day will be a free day,” said Simpson. The […]

Officials hope to open pool by end of summer

QCS Staff Closed since the summer of 2004, Tucumcari’s city swimming pool could possibly be open by the dog days of summer, said city officials. The city has received a conditional permit to begin repairs and hopes to solicit bids for repairs bids this coming week, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development. […]

Sports Corner

Football registration begins Monday The Quay County Junior League Football Program is taking registrations from Monday until Sept. 9. Those eligible to participate are fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Sign up at the Tucumcari Recreation Center at 900 E. Laughlin from 3 to 9 p.m. Cost is $30 per player, according to Recreation Director Scott […]

City forming softball leagues

QCS Staff The deadline for registering for Tucumcari’s summer softball leagues is Monday. Tucumcari’s recreation director Scott Simpson said he expects a number of teams to wait until the last minute to register. “We will have three leagues, a women’s league, men’s league and a co-ed league,” Simpson said. “The registration fee is $300 per […]

Youth basketball starts

TV Hagenah According to Scott Simpson of the Tucumcari Recreation Department, the recreation department will be registerning third and fourth grade boys and girls for the local youth basketball league beginning Monday, Nov. 1. Simpson said interested individuals or their parents may sign up at the Tucumcari Recreation Center at 900 E. Laughlin from 3-9 […]

Pool open for summer

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Pool opened June 2, and will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until school starts again in late August. Amber Martin, the head lifeguard at the pool, said the first week of the pool’s operation was especially busy. “It’s always busy the first week because […]