Pro baseball commissioner eyes Clovis for team site

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Kevin Wilson A professional baseball league commissioner is hoping bringing Clovis aboard isn’t a wild pitch. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, toured a pair of parks in the city Tuesday in the hopes he could add Clovis as a seventh site for the rookie ball league, scheduled to […]

Man’s body recovered from Ute Lake

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Thomas Garcia Dive teams have recovered the body of a 31-year-old Portales man who drowned Thursday night at Ute Lake. “The divers recovered the body of a man at 2 p.m., Friday at Ute Lake,” said New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Baker said the identity of the drowning victim could not be released […]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not […]

Tucumcari area snowpacked

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year is causing road closures and government offices to close. And a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to Amarillo was closed about 11:30 a.m. today, said Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett. There have been no serious accidents, […]

Fantastic find: Mesalands class locates possible new form of Triassic reptile

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Thomas Garcia A Mesalands Community College paleontology class has found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern New Mexico dig site. “I think that we have found a new form of aetosaurs,” said Axel Hungerbuehler, professor of Paleontology at Mesalands Community College.The aetosaur, or eagle lizard, fossils […]

Strong community support vital to city’s survival

By Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild our economic base. Many have said they will retool […]

Racetrack announcement due Aug. 25

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to an official from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to discuss which group — Raton, […]

New look for Web site

Quay County Sun Staff In case you haven’t noticed, our Web site has a new look today. The idea is to make navigation a little simpler. One new feature online is called “Data Central.” Look for the link on the home page or find it under the “News” category in the blue bar at the […]

Racino planners present site plan for Coronado Park

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tuesday’s audience was eager and receptive. All the odds were in the presenters’ favor. But the stakes are getting higher as an investor group, Coronado Partners, LCC, seeks to win the last available license from the state’s Racing Commission to operate a racetrack and casino in Tucumcari. Investors and […]

Quay County Sun launches new Web system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]