City Commission agrees to airport annexation

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari City Commissioners agreed on Thursday to the annex the airport property and land that would make it contiguous to existing city limits. The city has been interested in bringing the property into the city limits to take advantage of the gross receipts generated at the airport as well […]

Arch Hurley picks interim district manager

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District selected ditch rider and foreman Mark Precidao as its interim district manager at a special meeting on Tuesday. The board had put the selection of a new manager on its agenda at its special meeting Aug. 30, but took no action […]

Planet, or not, Pluto still matters

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Should we believe what they’re saying about Pluto? Since 1930, when Pluto was discovered, kids around the nation have spent years, months and hours learning how the discovery of Pluto made it nine planets instead of eight. And there have been countless styrofoam balls twirling off of coat hangers […]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot […]

Four-day school week up for vote

By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education will meet at noon Tuesday to vote on a four-day school week. Superintendent William Reents said by the end of that meeting the school district should know if it will be going to a four-day week this school year. “I don’t know how the board will […]

Recount goes against Frost

David Irvin Democratic candidate for state senate Robert Frost will not be heading to the Roundhouse next month according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving Frost and Republican incumbent Clinton Harden from Clovis. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Elections now not like the past

Lynn Moncus Most people I have listened to of late have stated rather strongly that they will be pleased when the election is over because they are tired of hearing all the mudslinging and even more tired of the many phone calls that have interrupted their lives. Maybe just those of us who are over […]

Early voting going strong

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford, roughly 20 percent of the registered voters in Quay County have already voted. Maddaford said 692 people have voted early in person and another 542 have voted by absentee ballot combining for 1,234 voters voting which works out to 19.77 percent of the 6,241 registered voters. […]

County commission candidates speak out

TV Hagenah This general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, there are two area contests taking place. One is for state senator between incumbent Republican Senator Clinton Harden of Clovis and challenger Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon. The other contest is for the Quay County Commission seat for District 2 between incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]