Free animal spay/neuter to arrive Oct. 17


Pet over population is a problem throughout the United States and especially here in Quay County, said Robert Ciolli of Tucumcari. Every year about 1,500 animals are destroyed at the Tucumcari animal shelter, Ciolli said. Last year, 1,428 dogs and cats were destroyed, according to Tucumcari Police Department records. Of those, 818 were dogs and […]

Golfers come out for 35 Vic Breen Tourney


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Thirty-five golfers took part in the Shoot Out Friday afternoon in Tucumcari. Local golfers and visiting golfers took part in the first day of the 35th annual Vic Breen scholarship golf tournament. “This is my 25th year competing in the tournament,” said Roger Bowe of San Jon. “It is […]

Gaming authority says it wants level playing field

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Which racetrack and casino proposal will end up with a coveted prize: A site on the heavily trafficked I-40? Now, that Albuquerque Downs racetrack wants to move to Moriarity on I-40, the Quay County Gaming Authority is stepping back a pace, and mounting its own offensive to win approval […]

2007 graduates off to new adventures


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School’s class of 2007 graduated Friday night. Sixty-three seniors sat in anticipation as the ceremony began with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance in the Rattlers Snake Pit. “I have been waiting for this my whole life,” said Janice Apodaca. “I am first in line to get my […]

Rattlers athletes of the year selected


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers athletes were recognized Monday night at the traditional sports banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The awards included most heart, most improved and player of the year. Several special awards were given to some parents. Ellen White and Tina Garcia were recognized and given an award […]

THS valedictorian shares her story


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Olivia Mitchell, 17, is Tucumcari High School’s valedictorian. An active senior, she was in many clubs and will graduate with a 4.36 grade point average. We talked with Mitchell her about her last year in high school and her college plans. Question: As the valedictorian you’ll be giving a […]

TV commercials featuring Mesalands to air


By QCS Staff Commercials about two programs offered at Mesalands Community College will be begin appearing on television, said a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Lottery. Tucumcari and Quay County viewers may recognize area residents and farrier instructor Eddy Mardis, or student artists who were recently studying and working on sculptures in the fine arts […]

Current DWI program set for sunset

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County’s DWI program is winding up its current program so that it can be born again with its services provided by contract. Pending changes in the program’s staff and administration follow a decision made in January by the Quay County Commission to no longer be the program’s fiscal […]