Tons of holiday debris ups the ante at landfills

kd387j-17landfillweb.jpg

Thomas Garcia Whether it is aluminum pie pans, fruit cakes or ravaged gift wrapping and packing peanuts, the household trash tends to accumulate over the holidays. “There was a definite increase in trash brought into the landfill,” said Steve Garcia, Logan landfill manager. “There was a definite increase when compared to previous weekends in the […]

Science club takes recycling lead

1200734815-recycleweb.jpg

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The science club at Tucumcari High School hopes to turn its school green. It’s not a chemistry experiment, but a recycling project. “Right now, we’ve started as a high school. We want students to get concerned, then they can tell their parents and friends that the high school is […]

Letters to Editor: Cooperative spirit to clean up

I’d like to start this letter out on a positive note: Tucumcari has a lot of people who take pride in keeping their homes and businesses looking good. And I appreciate that as I’m sure many people do. However, I’m afraid those aren’t the properties that stand out to our visitors who come to town. […]

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 […]

Trash is big business

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Let’s talk trash. Like what’s in your garbage can. Just because we want to throw these things away, doesn’t mean they’re “trash.” We’re denigrating, belittling, disparaging, maligning, and slandering a valuable commodity. Look, here in Tucumcari, we’re spending $1.2 million just for a place to put some of what […]

Hole lotta work going on at landfill

1168966786-1168663843-new-landfill.jpg

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The big engines of the yellow earthmovers strain as they maneuver up the incline of huge mound of the red dirt. At the top of the rise, each machine releases between 45 and 50 tons of dirt making the mound taller inch-by-inch, day-by-day, said Bob Welch, project manager and […]

Couple “very lucky” to find wallet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun A lost wallet is an unlucky day. A lost wallet in a city garbage truck is exponentially more unlucky. All things considered for Dallas and Katheryn Howard, their luck balanced out a few hours later at the Tucumcari landfill. That’s where Dallas, with […]

Commission concerned about trash dumping

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the city of Tucumcari awaits approval on a new landfill, the outlying communities of Quay County are showing concerns that illegal trash dumping may turn into a problem beyond their reach. Logan City Manager Larry Wallin addressed the problem to the Quay County commissioners during Friday’s regular meeting. […]

Trash taken away by teens

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The teenage boy picked up the trash he found and just laughed. The metal was once part of an exhaust system, but now it was without a vehicle and rusted. While it wasn’t heavy, the metal piece’s size was beyond the capabilities of his small black trash bag. “Won’t […]

Cleanup peaks school spirit

1129956129-school-spirit.jpg

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They may not have been whistling while they worked, but the group of seventh graders outside Tucumcari Middle School on Wednesday afternoon was sure talking and laughing while they picked up trash. Yes — they were laughing while they picked up trash. “They’ve picked up everything from cigarette butts to paper […]