Letters to Editor: Air show cooperative event

Air show cooperative event Tom and I so enjoyed our visit to your welcoming town and the very fine air show. What a delight to see a community come together to make something good happen. And the air show was something really good. Thank you for your town’s hospitality, and for a great day. The […]

September 1942

Postmaster T. N. Lawson reported an increase in requests for V-mail letter sheets. Only three sheets a day were allowed per person to write letters to soldiers overseas. … Sid Latham, who lived northeast of town, reported excellent rains in his area. … A truckload of furniture arrived for pre-glider school students housed at the […]

She recoils at thought of rattler

By Lynn Moncus Often while trying to think of a subject for this column, I discuss it with friends and hope for many good suggestions. This time, I asked my friend, Jo Priddy, for a little help, but she said she couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about (probably numerous times). She didn’t […]

05-26-2007: Letters to Editor

Feedlot causes concern I cannot believe the citizens of Tucumcari would even consider letting a feedlot that close to town. The ethanol plant is bad enough. I have lived and been around both, the smell is awful. Even on a calm day, a feedlot generates a lot of dust and it can’t be healthy. It […]

THS seniors paint the town for senior week

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The seniors of Tucumcari High School took to the street to leave an artistic impression. With bright colors and contemporary designs with their own personal touches, the THS seniors painted their names in the road in front of the Snake Pit. “It’s finally here,” said Kylee Barnett. “Seems like […]

Irrigation canals will soon be flowing with water

By QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District ordered the irrigation water “on” on Tuesday. Area residents can expect to see water in the canals and laterals around town by this weekend. Parents are encouraged to keep a close watch on their children. Landowners are reminded that all fences and gates are to be removed […]

Will our new code have enough green

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari has hired a consultant to help it revise the city’s ordinances regarding development. That’s a good idea –  because those ordinances can have a lot to do with what Tucumcari can become. The city has good spaces – good bones. It also appears that the […]

Surviving a tornado is amazing, magical

By Bunny Terry, Guest Columnist Once upon a time, long ago, I lived in Liberal, Kan., which, besides being an oxymoron, was tornado alley.  We spent the summer watching the skies, bottles of water in the basement with blankets, Coleman lanterns and matches that I checked weekly to be sure they were dry.  We also […]

Tornado hits Logan

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A tornado touched down in a 12-block area of the Village of Logan injuring one person, destroying about 30 mobile and motor homes and damaging others, Quay County emergency manager, Mike Cherry said. “It was a 12-block area that received damage,” Cherry said. “One person was taken to Trigg […]

Where else can you turn a corner and find a friend and history

By Lynn Moncus During our forty-one years of visiting with each other via this column, we have mentioned frequently how very fortunate we are to live in a small town and a great county. While I was down south, I survived each day by knowing I would be coming home soon even if only for […]