State police: Fourth of July uneventful despite large crowds

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Thomas Garcia Local authorities say the holiday weekend was pleasant as nearly 40,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park in Logan. From Thursday through Sunday there were 39,000 visitors to Ute Lake State Park, said Marty Niman, New Mexico State Parks public information officer. Despite the high number of visitors the New Mexico State Police […]

Strawberry farmers right to cut losses

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

Ute Lake State Park hosts prairie fest

Freedom New Mexico Ute Lake State Park will host the second annual Ute Lake Prairie Fest today. Park officials said in a news release visitors may hear Kiowa legends and witness the “brilliant canopy of stars as the old timers saw them more than a century ago.” “This event will highlight the rich cultural and […]

Letter to the editor: Time for curfew in Tucumcari

Am I alone in thinking we need a curfew in this town? I woke up recently to find my mail box smashed flat. Just one of many around town, I guess. This latest wave of destruction is part of a problem that has been going on in Tucumcari for many years. I had visitors from […]

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

San Jon greets visitors at temporary center

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The employees of the Glenrio New Mexico Visitors Center are getting adjusted to their temporary location. For three weeks now, the temporary center has been located next to the San Jon City Hall and offers all of the services that the old center at the state line offered. The […]

It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in […]

Conchas Lake water level rises

William Thompson Due to rains within the last ten days, the water level of Conchas Lake has risen about one foot, according to Paul Fishell, Conchas Lake Park Manager. “The higher water level is noticeable to regular visitors to the park, but infrequent visitors probably would not be able to tell, just by looking, that […]

Safety always concern at Ute Lake

Ryan Lengerich When it comes to safety at Ute Lake in Logan, Park Manager Rodney Paris said flooding the water and banks with security personnel is the best way to prevent problems. “We try to use visibility as a deterrent, whether it is boat patrol or land patrol,” Paris said. The Ute Lake staff consists […]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists […]