Rose ingrained with multiple roles in San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Bobbye Rose has been San Jon’s city manager, clerk and treasurer since 1983. Before working for the city of San Jon, Rose worked with her husband on their ranch, then she worked at the First National Bank of Tucumcari (now Wells Fargo) from 1972-1976. “The job was open and […]

Longtime NRCS employee retires

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun When district conservationist Mike Delano began working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Roy, there was just one contract on land to be placed in a government conservation program, he said. That was April 1988. Three years later, there were 26 contracts, said Delano. Each contract had a […]

Jasper retires from DOT after 25 years

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Department of Transportation bid farewell to supervisor Lewis Jasper after 25 years of service. “I am going to miss everyone. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every one of these guys,” said Jasper. “I got into this job to help people and enjoyed sharing […]

Rotary looking for good causes to assist

By QCS staff A performer at last year’s Rotary Air Show returned his check for $3,000 to the Rotary, said Elmer Schuster, Rotary Club president. The club, in turn, decided to return the money to the community, and Tom Broom has been appointed head of a committee to review community activities and programs that could […]

San Jon grad set to fine tune car crafting

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a series about graduating seniors in high schools around Quay County. By naming their son Chaz and their daughter Sahara, Bert and Kathi Sherwood ensured their children would have unique names growing up. Likewise, Chaz is working toward a career where […]

Kids today do not know meaning of work

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Yes, Virginia, things have changed. A 20-something couple I know has occasionally sought my counsel. They are married, both animal science graduates and still seeking direction.  He is a typical ag boy: strong, honest, with a good work ethic and background in purebred cattle. And he can […]

House horse farm thrives

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By William Thompson P.J. Looner talks to horses. When Looner arrives to work with her horses, all she has to do is whistle and they surround her. She calls each of them by name — Starburst, 100 Grand Bar, Cassidy, Stetson Hawk or Wyatt. She has raised most of the 37 American paint horses that […]

Quay Sun introduces interim editor

By Leslie Radford: QCS interim managing editor My name is Leslie Radford. I’m a redneck country girl from Muleshoe, Texas. Most of my family is there, including my mom the truck driver and my two younger brothers: Cody, 21, runs our family farming business and Randall,17, works at a feedyard down the road from our […]

Tucumcari gets new development director

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at […]

Kampfer to head EDC

Leslie Radford There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at the EDC on Dec. […]