Three questions with Larry Moore

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Freedom New Mexico Larry Moore He’s the Quay County road superintendent whose day usually begins with a 6 a.m. meeting with staff. (Editor’s note: Answers have been edited for clarity and space constraints.) 1. What are some of the day-to-day operations you oversee? Roads that need to be worked that county residents have called in […]

8-1 Police blotter

QCS Staff Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday • At 12:49 a.m., an anonymous caller reported juveniles drinking at an apartment on Sunset Avenue. • At 12:54 a.m., a male reported a suspicious vehicle on South Rankin Street. […]

District 2 upset, other incumbents win seats

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By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun For Jimmy Sandoval the second time is a charm � even if it is a squeaker. In Tuesday�s District 2 municipal election, Sandoval received 62 votes compared to incumbent Christopher Maestas who recieved 60 votes in the Tucumcari City Commission race. �It�s unofficial, I�ll wait until 4 p.m. tomorrow� […]

Rare dinosaur hip bone found in Quay County

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Recent studies of a fossil collected last June in Quay County, indicate that it’s a hip bone of Triassic dinosaur that is not commonly found in this area of the southwest , said Axel Hungerbuehler, Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum curator. “Very rare to find bones of a early […]

Madcap Variety shows off to area students

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Morgan Borden, a third grader from Grady School, helps Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein with a rope trick at the Madcap Variety Show in Tucucmari. Area schools were invited to attend the show which was presented at the Tucumcari High School. A Tuesday evening presentation of the Madcap Variety Show was also held. The variety show is […]

Rattler cross country making gains

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers cross country team will be competing at 9 a.m. today at the Robertson invite at Las Vegas. This is the fourth invite that the Rattlers have competed in. Their last invite was at Pecos on Sept. 22 and the girls placed fifth overall. It their best for […]

Two Quay teams to compete in Melrose Volleyball Tournanment

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County teams will be playing in the annual Melrose Volleyball Tournament. The San Jon Lady Coyotes (1-6) will play first at 9 a.m. against the Floyd Lady Broncos. The winner of that match will move on to play at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of Santa Rosa […]

Rattlers aim to win on their home turf

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 4-1 Tucumcari Rattlers will play at 7 p.m., Friday against the 0-5 Portales Rams at Rattler Stadium. The 2A Rattlers go into Friday’s game after crushing Loving 48-0. Forty-two of the 48 points were scored in the first half of the game by the Rattlers. Rattlers sophomore Lucas […]

Sonic to open new location by end of November

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new Sonic restaurant under construction on South First Street is expected to open by the end of November, said a Merritt Group spokesperson. “The company did a review of traffic in Tucumcari and found that a location along First Street would be optimal,” said Donna Volz, regional marketing […]

Rattlers cheerleaders ready to rev up fans for home games

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lot of preparation and hard work goes into a home game at Rattler Stadium. The players and coaches practice and run drills during the week to fine tune their techniques for the next matchup. Countless hours of labor, sweat and dedication are spent preparing for Friday nights. During […]