Flying J readying site for construction

By QCS Staff For the next 10 days trucks will be dumping about 80,000 tons of dirt at the site of the New Flying J truck stop, said Ryck Voisard, construction manager for the Flying J company. At 20 tons per truckload, that’s 4,000 runs of dirt that will be used to fill the site […]

Arch Hurley allocates water for Quay

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors agreed to allocate six inches of water at its meeting Tuesday night. Chairman of the board Larry Perkins said the allocation would help ranchers and farmers who are members of the district in their planning for crops and in the presentation […]

Rattlers get No. 6 seed

QCS Staff If the Tucumcari Rattlers get a rematch with district rival Santa Rosa, it will be for the Class 2A state championship. Seeding for the football playoffs was released on the New Mexico Activities Association Web site at www.nmact.org The Rattlers and Lions are on opposite sides of the 12-team playoff bracket, with the […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]

Hunting for licenses on Internet postponed to Thursday

Hunters hunt for licenses crashes Internet site A proposed sale of hunting licenses on the Internet was canceled by the The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, according to a statement released Tuesday. The department temporarily deactivated the online sale of nearly 4,000 New Mexico public-land deer hunting permits and 55 elk licenses left […]

Clovis considered as movie site

Freedom Newspapers Clovis is being considered as a site for a movie called “Seasons of Dust,” Mayor David Lansford said. Set in 1930, the movie will portray an Oklahoma farming family forced to move to the city after being unable to eke out a living due to dust storms. Lansford said Clovis is being considered […]

A tragic tale of two sites

By Kevin Wilson This is a story of two sites — Web Site A and Web Site B. I’m not going to identify A or B, because I’m guessing there are a lot of Site As and Site Bs on this particular topic. Site A, updated by somebody I would consider a friend, contains a […]

Tuscon residents want mission moved to Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a contracted […]

School officials aim to meet accreditation standards

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials profess high standards. A group of educational gurus from from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School improvement help them reach those goals. Tucumcari Superintendent William Reents said the accreditation team will be in town April 18-21 to make sure the elementary and high schools […]

Senator Quay has interesting history

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Even those who live in Quay County may not be aware the term “Quayism” exists. No, it does not mean full of motels, grassland and ranchers and snaked by Route 66. Quayism is synonymous with “shrewd or even ruthless,” according to the Web site bookrags.com, and it was a […]