God knows what’s in our best interest

Some of us have gotten rain lately, but the first six months of 2011 was one of the driest on record. A friend who shall remain nameless tongue-in-cheekily commented that God might not have sent rain because he knew we couldn’t handle it at that time. He likened the situation to his own life, in […]

Looking back — Dec. 22

December 1952 The Furr’s food store held its grand opening and customers registered to win a new universal gas range stove. Customers also received a free Coca-Cola six pack with a ten dollar purchase. The stores managers were

Five year old killed in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 5-year-old girl was killed and six others injured in a one-vehicle rollover Monday on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police: •

Centurian still rules the roost

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family. Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said. So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, drank and lived […]

Teens spruce up recreation center

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Local youth are working to improve the image of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Six area teens on Friday planted flowers and plants in one of the two newly constructed planters in front of the center. “The guys built the planters,” said Scott Simpson, center director. “They have been giving […]

County to spend $1.3 million on fire equipment

Chelle Delaney Quay County expects to spend $1.3 million for equipment for six of the county’s nine fire departments, according to Donald Adams, Quay County fire marshal. Adams reported on the anticipated 2009 Fire Protection Grant Awards at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The awards totaled $460,000, Adams said. In all, an estimated $1.3 million […]

Tucumcari muralists moving on

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Chelle Delaney Six years and 30 murals later, Tucumcari artists and muralists Sharon and Doug Quarles are picking up their paint brushes and moving to Cimarron. The artists have left a legacy of murals depicting the Mother Road, local scenes and personalities and the landscape of Quay County. A self-guided tour of the murals is […]

Family holds protest seeking answers to toddler’s death

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Chelle Delaney The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, Jr.

School board candidates participate in forum

Thomas Garcia Four of the six candidates seeking election to the Tucumcari School Board

Events outlined for 2nd Six Shooter Siding Festival

By QCS Staff By QCS StaffTucumcari’s second annual Six Shooter Siding Festival will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day’s activities will include: l 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Talent Contestl Noon – Local area bands entertainl 8 p.m. – Fireworksl Street Dancing all dayl Childrens face painting – Connie […]