Where else can you turn a corner and find a friend and history

By Lynn Moncus During our forty-one years of visiting with each other via this column, we have mentioned frequently how very fortunate we are to live in a small town and a great county. While I was down south, I survived each day by knowing I would be coming home soon even if only for […]

Lt. Governor visits city, promotes small business

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several years ago, Lt. Governor, Diane Denish, said she tried to generate interest in bringing the state’s small business forum to Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I couldn’t’ light a fire,” said Denish who was in Tucumcari Thursday and Friday. Today, however, “We need to be here. Things […]

Denish to tour downtown Thursday

By QCS Staff Denish to visit Thursday Lt. Governor Diane Denish will be in Tucumcari on Thursday with small-business and economic development experts to highlight successful Tucumcari small businesses and help others navigate state government. The following is the public schedule for the Denish’s visit: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Business luncheon, Tucumcari Rotary Club, […]

Tucumcari’s airport caters to variety of traffic

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Watching the hand signals from Ernie Baker, Colette and Dave Eneboe rounded the fuel island and got out of their small single engine prop plane. Baker, assistant manager at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport, welcomed the couple and then began fueling the plane. “We’re just stopping for fuel. We’ve always […]

Odeon Theater up for spot on historic register

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters from throughout the state to be considered for the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, said an official of the Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division. “This has been an effort […]

House senior prepares for military career

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about graduates of high schools in Quay County. With only two graduates from its normal high school, and 14 from its alternative school, there’s no arguing that House High School can be classified as a small school. But tell […]

Wellness Fair draws 500

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Health was on the minds of 500 people Saturday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Approximately 75 booths filled every room of the Tucumcari Convention Center for the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Healthcare Council Wellness Fair. Participants ranged from those conducting eye checks to cholesterol screenings to small […]

Lee adjusts to college track

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers University of New Mexico sophomore and House High School alum Haily Lee said if she hits a hurdle in a race, she has a thought that goes through her head to make sure she finishes strong. “I try to dig, literally dig, into the track to try not to hit […]

Holiday recollections in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, those of us in the over-the-hill-gang tend to cause the climbers to roll their eyes as we recall our memories of Christmas during our childhood. We merely smile because we feel sure they will do likewise as they age and begin to share their memories. […]

It’s not a hunt without the elk urine

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Brent epitomizes the typical Montana outdoorsman — a hunter, a cowboy, a conservationist and an independent critter. Hunting season, he and his equally capable wife Kathy had hauled their horses to a camp at the end of the road and prepared to begin the morning bow hunt. Brent had prepared […]