Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Racing commission moving forward with sixth license

“None of the above” apparently is no longer an option for the New Mexico Racing Commission on whether to award a sixth horse-racing license. Rosemary Garley of the commission sent an email...

Mercantile shop opens on Route 66

The way Heidi Engman sees it, a soft opening of her Mercantile 29:11 shop on Saturday solved two problems. First, the storefront enabled her to sell...

Woman charged with ID theft

A Tucumcari woman was arrested and jailed in a 66-count complaint of identity theft and illegally using a debit or credit card for nearly $3,000 in transactions. Crystal Marie Jones, 34, was booked...

Jail logs - Nov. 21

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Nov. 9-17: • Pete John Estrada, 39, Tucumcari, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired, first offense) and driving while...

Feasibility study puts Clovis at front of pack

A consultant’s feasibility study for the New Mexico Racing Commission concludes three Clovis applicants for a horse-racing track and casino would generate the most revenue. The study also details...

Police blotter - Nov. 21

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay County Communications Center Nov. 12-18: Monday • 4:37 a.m.: A threat in 6300 block of Quay Road AM, Tucumcari. • 9 a.m.: A traffic accident with...

Women of the Mother Road

About 80 percent of the audience for a historical presentation Friday night at The Gallery Etc. in downtown Tucumcari were women. That seemed appropriate, because the presentation was titled...

Mesalands approves protest policy

Trying to strike a balance between free speech and order, the Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved a protests and demonstrations policy for the college during its Nov....

Pages past - Nov. 21

On this date ... 1968: The Quay County Commission soon will meet with the state tax commission in an effort to reduce all property valuations by 10...

Menus - Nov. 21

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — No school. Thursday — No school. Monday — Breakfast: Cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwich, ham...

Logan takes state

RIO RANCHO - Harlie Roach of Logan went up high and smashed a shot into the Melrose line Saturday in the Class 1A Volleyball State Championship...

Grady/San Jon ends season 13-11 overall

Grady/San Jon saw its season come to an end Friday with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-17 loss to Melrose in the Class 1A volleyball quarterfinals at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Lady Bronchos...

Santa Rosa defeats Fort Sumner

Santa Rosa dashed Fort Sumner’s dreams for a second consecutive state title during a 24-13 loss Friday in the Class 2A semifinals at Santa Rosa. The Lions (11-1) play at Eunice (11-0) for the...

Jesus did not teach socialism

I’ve run into some avowed socialists online who claim Jesus was a socialist or at least taught doctrines compatible with socialism. Jesus healed...

Hold off on celebrating Acosta order

Happy Thanksgiving, Quay County and all of New Mexico. To my media colleagues, however, I issue a warning. The media corps seems to think they have reason to gloat over their turkey dinners as...

Wishing you blessings of family, too

Picture this: An Arkansas preacher and teacher have six sons who grow up, get married and have children of their own. Then those children grow up and have their own kids. Even the cousins have...

Thanks for the pickin', grinnin' and 'Yesterday'

For those of us old enough to remember when television brought families together — in the same room at the same time, with commercial interruption because that was the only choice back then ...

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