Year in review: July 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Reading program had good turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN The tots and teens of Tucumcari are having a busy summer, amassing nearly 1,400 hours reading 5,346 books for the Tucumcari Public Library Summer Reading Program, according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker. Library records show 247 children enrolled in the annual gig, with more than 100 of them showing […]

Value of money changes when it’s yours

By Helena Rodriguez My brother-in-law Manuel tried to ask me rather inconspicuously about my daughter the other day. “So what’s Laura been up to this summer?” he asked. “Oh, I’ve been trying to keep her busy,” I responded and just as I was beginning to tell him about our summer routine I stopped short because […]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” […]

Summer lunch program available

QCS Staff Tucumcari youth, ages 1 to 18, can get a free lunch Monday through Friday until Aug. 5 at six local parks. The Eastern Plains Community Action Agency is facilitating the free lunches, according to its director of the summer lunch program, Cece Arias. “The program is federally funded,” Arias said. “It’s really a […]

City forming softball leagues

QCS Staff The deadline for registering for Tucumcari’s summer softball leagues is Monday. Tucumcari’s recreation director Scott Simpson said he expects a number of teams to wait until the last minute to register. “We will have three leagues, a women’s league, men’s league and a co-ed league,” Simpson said. “The registration fee is $300 per […]

Learning to do nothing during summer break takes effort

Helena Rodriguez I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to shake out of […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]

Campers come to Ute Lake

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun As spring begins and the weather warms up, people from neighboring states and cities are traveling to Logan to visit Ute Lake state park. On March 12 Angelica Velasco and her family came from Hereford, Texas to camp at Ute Lake. She said they have been coming to Ute to camp […]

Summer reading program goes well

TV Hagenah Few things are more natural during a long summer day than settling in with a good book and the Tucumcari library’s system Readiscover New Mexico helped over 200 young people in Tucumcari do just that. The program under the direction of librarian Dainetta Kroeker ended Thursday with a final entertainer, Sid Hausmon from […]