Horse ride in bar, play on tap for celebration

Judy Hiner Upcoming issues of the Quay County Sun will carry articles about the combination Route 66 Celebration Tucumcari has and Route 66 Roadie Gathering and combined event that is expected to bring three thousand people to your community. The kick-off for the gathering is a horse ride through the Trails West Lounge. Seven cowboys […]

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Maxine Blitz Elliott Maxine Blitz Elliott, 80, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Louis and Birdie Blitz. She earned her BA and a Master’s Degree and was had a couple of hours left to receive a doctorate in library science. She was an English instructor at UNM, […]

Water authority to meet Wednesday

Freedom newspapers The passage of the tax increase gives Tucumcari officials some bragging rights as the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant in Portales for its monthly meeting. The meeting will be the first with all 12 entities implemented as one authority. Tucumcari City Manager said […]

Voters approve tax increase

Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters approved a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase Tuesday by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. The voters approved the measure 255 to 87. The new tax will add nearly $216,000 to a fund dedicated to building a water delivery system from Ute Lake near Logan to Tucumcari and will go into effect Jan. […]

‘Angels in Black’ look to stop DWI

Angela Peacock Educating citizens about the effects and dangers of excessive drinking and driving is how New Mexico’s “Angels in Black” will be spending their Memorial Day weekend. Over the upcoming holiday, New Mexico State Police officers will host the state-wide Angels in Black campaign designed to educate the public about irresponsible alcohol use. A […]

City to vote on gross receipts tax Tuesday

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to tax themselves an additional one-quarter percent. The proceeds of that tax will go toward building a water delivery system from Ute Lake in Logan to Tucumcari. City Clerk Rachel Hicklin said 55 people had already voted by Friday afternoon — a […]

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Lisa Marie Henry Lisa Marie Henry, one day old, died Monday, May 12, 2003. The daughter of Clifton and Kimberly Henry of Amarillo, Texas, she was born May 12, 2003, in Amarillo. Services were this morning at Christian Lighthouse Church with the Rev. Jackie Findley officiating. Along with her parents, she is survived by her […]

Natural gas pipeline construction half finished

By Dave Gragg Finding enough natural gas to make digging a well worth the while isn’t the problem around Tucumcari, said Rick Partain. “Geologists think there’s 30 to 40 years worth of natural gas in the Tucumcari Basin,” he said. “That’s a long time.” The trick is to get the natural gas to market. That’s […]

Local governments consider control of senior centers

By Dave Gragg By Dave Gragg Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners will discuss taking control of area senior centers at their meeting Monday. For the past year, the Pioneer Senior Center in Tucumcari and the Logan Senior Citizen’s Center have been operated under the auspices of the Eastern New Mexico Area Agency on Aging […]

May 10, 2003

Camilia L. Apodaca Camilia L. Apodaca, 74, died Friday morning, May 9, 2003, in the Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born June 18, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, she had been a homemaker and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tucumcari. She is survived by three daughters: Hope Najera, Henrietta Rede and husband, […]