Altrusa makes $10,000 donation

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A local organization’s donation helped Tucumcari MainStreet improve the landscaping at the newly remodeled Train Depot. Alida Brown, chair of the Altrusa community service committee, presented $10,000 donation to MainStreet at a community service program meeting held at Train Depot. “It’s critical for our community to have a project like […]

Court halts license process

Thomas Garcia Quay County’s effort to land the state’s last racing license was halted Friday when Raton District Judge John Paternoster granted an injunction to La Mesa, the original license holder. “We respect what the court has said, though we do not agree with it,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

Xcel to build back up power station north of Tucumcari.

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Mesalands announces President’s, Dean’s lists

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Special to the Quay County Sun At the end of each spring semester, the President’s Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and […]

Chuckwagon cookoff draws crowd to Logan

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Attendance and participation were higher during Logan’s 10th annual Chuckwagon Cookoff despite an earlier start date. “We served 270 meals during the cookoff,” said Sharon Reid, cookoff coordinator. Reid said the cookoff is usually held on the fourth weekend of April. She said this year Easter falls […]

Victoria Martinez sends her family to Super Bowl

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Thomas Garcia A wife and mother’s generosity allowed father and son to experience the Super Bowl together. Many fathers and sons enjoy spending time together talking, fishing, hunting and watching or playing sports. However, Esteban Martinez II and his son, Esteban Martinez III, had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Super Bowl XLV in […]

Rattler wrestlers place high in district

Thomas Garcia B y Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed second in the district 2-3A competition Saturday at West Las Vegas. “This will be a district tournament I will remember for a long time to come,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Augustin Sandoval (152) and Trenton Ward (112) won […]

Estancia boys prevail in overtime

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Officials investigate treatment of dog

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun City officials are investigating an alleged violation of Tucumcari’s animal control policy concerning the euthanizing of a dog. Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew said she contacted Tucumcari Animal Control officer Mike Martinez Nov. 29 with the intention of adopting a dog which she said been placed in […]

Holiday rituals under way

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun There is no reason for concern about the low number of entries in the 21st annual Christmas Light Parade and Christmas lighting contest, said Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce officials. “Each year we see a rush of entries come in on Friday,” said Bob Beaulieu, chamber executive director. […]