Pleasant reunion clears slate for 2010

Lynn Moncus Last year ended on a very high note for this woman from Ima. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson, her son, Jamie, his wife, Susan, and their sons, Bryan and Aaron invited me to spend a few days with them in Edmond, Okla. Being with such good friends was a major privilege. Of course, Kathryn and […]

Sometimes, ‘Thank you’ is all you can say

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Kathryn Stephenson, a Quay County native, invited this woman from lma to spend a few days with her at her home in Edmond, Okla. You may recall that she has invited me at other times and that we have had some great experiences as we have explored her surroundings. During […]

Schools seek to combat bullying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Nobody likes a bully, right? The Tucumcari Schools plan to do something about bullying that occurs on the playground as well as in cyberspace. They are developing an anti-bullying policy that’s required by the state’s Public Education and staff will go through 11 weeks of book study that will […]

FAA helps to fund runway expansion

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Municipal Airport will receive $150,000 for planned upgrades and safety equipment from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. “We receive this money every year for the improvement and upkeep of the airport,” said airport manager Steve Stephenson. “I would like to see […]

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 […]

Airport gets money for study

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling $1.8 million to facilitate construction to two east-central New Mexico airport facilities. Tucumcari will receive $100,000 to develop an environmental assessment for an 1,100-foot extension of Runway 26 at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Meanwhile, the town of Vaughn will […]

City Commission talks trash, alleys, airport

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners spent a good portion of Thursday’s meeting talking trash. Effective Sept. 15, they said the city will begin heavy enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This means placing anything besides household trash in the dumpsters is prohibited. Non-household trash items will not be picked up unless […]

Rattler reminisces about band director

After hearing that Jamie Stephenson of Tucumcari High School Class of 1975 would be participating in the program Saturday night at the Rattler Reunion Banquet, I began to recall the many years during which his father, Mr. R.G. Stephenson, was Band Director at THS from c. 1939 until 1954. During those years, he directed the […]

City airport receives $1 million

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $1 million. The grant will pay for reconstruction and expansion of a more than 20-year-old runway. City Manager Richard Primrose said he received a fax from Senator Jeff Bingaman1s office Friday telling him the city was awarded the […]

Local airshow wins N.M. honor

TV Hagenah Once again the Tucumcari Airshow was named the Airshow/Event of the Year by the New Mexico Municipal League earlier this week. According to Roger Makin, communications coordinator of the New Mexico Municipal League the Tucumcari Airshow won the honor “based on community involvement, variety of activities, public notice and management efficiency.” Makin said […]