Road improvements under way on South Adams Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $750,000 in street improvements are under way in Tucumcari. The improvements on South Adams from Main Street to Route 66 are expected to be completed in about 90 days, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development department. Construction on the GRIP II

Teens weigh in on downtown redevelopment

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If Tucumcari teens had their way, the city’s downtown would see a return of the Big Dipper ice cream shop, a venue for teen and family music and activities, sidewalks of brick pavers, more shops and businesses that would also offer more jobs, and perhaps, even a skating rink […]

Four miles of I-40 will be reduced to two lanes on Monday

By QCS Staff Traffic on I-40 near Montoya will be reduced to one lane each way, state officials said Friday in a press release. Beginning Monday, eastbound traffic on Interstate 40 near Montoya will be detoured to the westbound lanes, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Transportation District 4 and Fisher […]

Romance not the cowboy way

By Glenda Price Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite attractive. But what about us? My theory is they like human female companionship, but they just don’t know […]

Sometimes goals rely on Lord’s timing, not ours

By Debra Whittington Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching […]

Rattlers’ Apodaca loves leadership role

The Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to play their first game of the postseason. Most of the Rattlers wins this year have been by way of shutout or by large margins. Behind the Rattler offense is a variety of weapons for senior quarterback Andrez Apodaca. Q: Have you always wanted to be a quarterback? A: In […]

United Way raises $7,500

By QCS staff The annual auction on Tuesday was the best ever for the United Way of Quay County. “We raised about $7,500,” Doyle Frasier, president of the United Way, said. Things started moving slowly at first, but after the dinner hour more people showed up at Wells Fargo Bank, he said. Tires were a […]

United Way auction set for Tuesday

BY QCS Staff The Annual Auction by the United Way of Quay County will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Bank and it will be broadcast on KTNM radio. About 150 items will be auctioned. Participants will be able to bid in person or by phone. Many door prizes also will be […]

Are we on the road not taken, or life’s broad avenues

By Leonard Lauriault Many eastern New Mexicans drive a lot. Our smaller communities have lots to offer, but not everything we need. So, we have to go to the larger cities for some things. There are several routes from Tucumcari to Clovis, each requiring about the same amount time, although they’re slightly different distances. No […]

Giving way to herd instinct is long way from easy chair

By Aggie Moncus The slave decided I, Aggie, could do the writing this week because she was otherwise occupied–meaning she was too lazy to do any extra thinking. She and I really have had some good times on our Sunday walks of late because the weather has been cooler and more comfortable. She even decided […]