Credit crunch delays QCS parent’s plans for buyout

By JAN NORMAN, Freedom Newspapers Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine, California-based owner of The Quay County Sun, will put off plans to buy out its private equity partners until spring or summer because borrowing costs are too high now, Chief Executive Scott Flanders said Thursday. “The credit markets will drive the timing,” Flanders said. “The […]

Part(y)ing finale for readers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This is a kids’ story with a happy ending. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program held its grand finale Thursday in Dunn’s Park. At the finale children enjoyed sack races, piñatas, cakewalks, balloon toss and a hot dog cookout as a reward for completing the required reading list […]

Musician leads children in upbeat program

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Ninety-six children and adults from the city’s library program enjoyed musical story telling by folk music singer Andy Mason of Portales Thursday at the Elks Club. Mason’s appearance was part of the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “The children really enjoyed this show a lot,” said assistant librarian […]

Summer Menus

The following lunch menu is available for free to children 18 and younger through the Summer Food Program at the following parks: Molinas: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 a.m. North Side: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Damon Kvols: noon to 1 p.m. Dunn Park: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday: Pizza, cucumbers, grapes, chocolate milk Tuesday: Sandwich spread, ham, cheese, […]

Torch relay for Special Olympics

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Tucumcari on Monday to call attention to the 2007 Special Olympics New Mexico Summer Games this weekend in Albuquerque. Carried by Tucumcari’s Special Olympians, the torch traveled across Tucumcari’s Route 66 from Kmart to ALCO in a relay with a police […]

Falling for the season

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun We’ve all got that feelin.’ The reason’s the season. It’s fall. Matter of fact, it’s the season of the autumnal equinox, the official astronomical change-of-the-seasons. We should have felt it yesterday, East coasters had to wait until today. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. After […]

Officials hope to open pool by end of summer

QCS Staff Closed since the summer of 2004, Tucumcari’s city swimming pool could possibly be open by the dog days of summer, said city officials. The city has received a conditional permit to begin repairs and hopes to solicit bids for repairs bids this coming week, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development. […]

June 7, 2006 Notable Notes

Summer reading program starts Monday Registration for the 2006 summer reading program, titled “Lasting Impressions,” will begin Monday at the Tucumcari Public Library. The program is for children ages two-and-a-half through eighth grade. The program will give prizes and coupons to young people to encourage reading in the summer months. For information, call 461-0295 or […]

March 8, 2006 Notable Notes

Hunters can apply for public lands license New Mexico hunters have until April 8 to apply for 2006-2007 public-land deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina and bighorn sheep licenses. The 2006 deer season will be the second in which hunters must enter a public drawing to be eligible to hunt on public lands. Applications can be […]

College offers summer Spanish in Mexico

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Hola! If that seems to be the extent of your Spanish but there’s a desire to learn more, this summer offers an opportunity to learn the language — and test it on native speakers in Mexico. A two-week immersion course, worth up to six college credits, is being offered by Mesalands […]