Ute Lake death blamed on ‘reckless vessel operation’

QCS Staff A fatal accident at Ute Lake on Aug. 14 has been blamed on “reckless vessel operation,” according to a report by Park Manager James Gurule. Officials said Noah Escoto, 24, of Amarillo, was struck by a pontoon boat and died from injuries a day later. The pontoon boat, operated by Ryan Harrington of […]

House man set for huge journey

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle. Petrak is getting set to travel the Rebel Bike Trek, a 37-day journey […]

Skiier set to compete in Junior Olympics

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun She started skiing at age 2, long before she really knew how to do much else. Now 11, Kathryn Bowen of Tucumcari stayed with the sport because, “it’s fast.” Bowen was fast enough last month to earn a spot in next week’s United States Ski Association Junior Olympics. Kathryn, […]