Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier […]

Tax help still available

Bt Thomas Garcia: QC Sun writer With the April 15 tax deadline fast approaching, area residents can still take advantage of free tax help from Internal Revenue Service trained volunteers. There are three sites in Tucumcari offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), helping residents file their federal and state income tax returns. The sites are […]

Never try to outwit Mother Nature

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Oooops! We said “no snow” and it snowed!  On Monday, the Quay County Sun’s headline stated: “No snow on tap”  in the not-yet-printed Quay County Sun.   When the Sun appeared on Wednesday so did the snow. Several inches of snow, in fact. The chances of snow on Monday […]

Fewer polling sites for 2008 elections

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 3,500 registered voters in Tucumcari will receive a new voter registration card and a notice about their new precinct and polling locations next week, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Some polling precincts have been consolidated and some polling sites have been closed or moved. Precincts in Quay […]

Parks offer gateway to great outdoors

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” Clark said. “For the bass, I use a plug or spinner bait and cast and troll. And for the channel cat, […]

Plans abound for Conchas Dam

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff New camping and other recreation facilities are on the drawing board for the southside area of the Conchas Dam, said Gary Cordova, operations manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conchas Dam Project. “We are redeveloping the south recreation area. It was originally done in 1952, and the last update […]

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 […]

Trash controversy continues

TV Hagenah County Commissioners are still talking trash at their meetings. As they met Monday, ten different individuals from rural Quay County were in attendance to state that they were not enthused with the way the county government is going “private” with their trash pick up. Most of the rural residents in attendance at the […]

Area senior citizens crowd into commission chambers

TV Hagenah Senior citizens from throughout Quay County crowded into the county commission chambers Thursday morning to hear what County commissioners had to say about staying on as the entity in charge of the county’s senior centers. The standing-room-only crowd heard commissioners explain that many things were not as they would like them if they […]

City to host Archaeology Fair

By Angela Peacock A hands-on approach to learning New Mexico’s cultural heritage is the whole idea behind the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair. More than 20 archaeologists will set up exhibits under trees and awnings on the grounds of Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 south Adams Street on Sept. 19 and 20. Museum Director, […]