Year in review

QCS Staff Some of the top stories from the year in Quay County. January • Jan. 10: Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired after the city commissioners voted 3-2. • Jan. 14: A Mesalands Community College paleontology class found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern […]

Top ten stories of the decade


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun As the decade comes to a close, the Quay County Sun staff has compiled the top ten stories of the decade.

Toro’s top dog at Quay County Sheriff’s Office


Chelle Delaney Toro’s not the kind of guy that comes dragging into work. In fact, he’s so happy to be on the job that his tail wags. Yep, Toro’s a dog. An 18-month-old Belgian Shepherd that’s trained to sniff out drugs. Toro had not even put in his first 40 hours on the job, when […]

Mesalands rodeo team in top five at Arizona events

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team traveled to Florence, Ariz.

Obesity a top concern of area residents

Chelle Delaney When it comes to extra pounds Tucumcari is just as concerned as the rest of the nation. Obesity reduction and prevention is one of the top concerns of Tucumcari and Quay County area residents, according to a recent survey. Residents’ other priorities were substance abuse, teen pregnancy prevention and suicide prevention, the survey […]

Officials: Accountability top issue

Thomas Garcia Immediate consequences and strict accountability are needed in the fight against underage drinking in eastern New Mexico, say law enforcement officials across eastern New Mexico. “Teenage drinking is a issue that is very close to home,” said Jimmy Glascock, District 9 commander for the New Mexico State Police. District 9 is based out […]

Aug. 20, 2008 Fishing Report

Conchas LakeFishing was fair using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, baby brush hogs and chigger craws for small-mouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, grubs, spinners and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was good using liver, shrimp, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing for bluegill was […]

Aug. 16, 2008 Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Lake Fishing was fair using drop shot rigs, tubes, jerk baits and top water lures for a mix […]

In the winners circle at the Mother Road Rally were …

By QCS Staff A bike built by Steel Heating, Cooling and Electric took top honors at last weekend’s 2008 Mother Road Rally at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The blue chopper took first place in the custom bike division and was also voted best of show. Local salesman Don Watts took home $5,000 in the cash […]

Bull test sales up despite softer market


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The top-seller at the Tucumcari Bull Test sale on Friday was Charolais 7-1 from Grau Charolais Cattle of Grady. The bull sold for $4,000, said sale organizer Manny Encinias. The buyer was a producer from North Dakota, said Encinias, who is a beef cattle nutritionist for the New Mexico […]