Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Dozen cannabis applications filed in city

More than a dozen cannabis business applications for the Tucumcari area have been filed with the city or state so far as the legal sale of...

Jail log - Jan. 19

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13: • Bobbie Warfield, 44, Santa Rosa, probation violation. • Jeanne Marie Benavidez, 39, Tucumcari,...

COVID-19 leads to 4 deaths, remote classes

A new surge of COVID-19 cases last week in Quay County prompted three educational institutions to go to remote learning or delay classes. Four...

Officials back away on proposed $400 fee

Tucumcari city commissioners during a work session and the first reading of a revised cannabis ordinance on Thursday backed away from a proposed $400 fee for cannabis business licenses. City Manager...

Eight graduate from ENMU

Eight Quay County students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University at the end of the fall 2021 semester. According to a news release from the university, these area students received degrees on...

Tucumcari MainStreet earns $400,000 grant

Tucumcari MainStreet learned last week it earned a $400,000 grant from the state’s MainStreet program and New Mexico Economic Development Department for the Great Blocks revitalization project in...

San Jon swears in new member, but seeking to fill another seat

SAN JON — The San Jon school board last week officially swore into office a new member who won his election in November but is soliciting letters of interest to fill a second open seat. Board...

Police blotter - Jan. 19

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16: Monday • 1:27 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 4200 block of Quay Road 66, Tucumcari....

No improvement in lake levels

Conchas Lake saw no improvement in water levels in December, dimming hopes the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors would allocate water to farmers in the early spring. District...

Legislators begin session with money to spend

Two local lawmakers began the New Mexico Legislature’s 30-day session this week with state coffers awash with money — and not just from a record-high $8.4 billion budget due to oil and gas...

Logan mulls artificial turf on football field

The Logan school district plans to request $1 million in capital outlay funds from the New Mexico Legislature to install artificial turf on the football field and a catchment drainage system there....

Logan girls keep on winning

Fresh off its EPAC tournament title, the Logan girls basketball team continued racking up wins last week. The latest was a hard-fought 39-31 victory Saturday over Magdalena at the Mountaineer...

Rattlers finish 6th at Lions Classic

The Tucumcari boys basketball team went 1-2 and finished sixth at the 15th annual Lions Classic tournament at Santa Rosa, including a 55-45 loss...

Tucumcari girls win over East Mountain

The Tucumcari girls basketball team grabbed an early lead at East Mountain and kept building on it during a 49-22 victory on Jan. 11. Tucumcari led 18-10 at halftime and effectively seized control...

Eagles cruise against Logan

The Clovis Christian boys basketball team jumped out to big early lead against Logan and cruised to a 74-58 victory Saturday in the district opener for both teams. The Eagles (10-2) surged to a 22-6...

Road wrestling meet canceled for Tucumcari

The Tucumcari wrestling team’s scheduled dual meet Saturday at Fort Wingate was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak there. Instead, the Rattlers will face previously scheduled district foes of...

Governor's agenda ambitious

Sometimes politicians govern. Sometimes they campaign. Most of the time, it’s hard to tell the difference. Take, for example, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s legislative agenda for this...

Still smarter to stay cautious with COVID-19

Recommendations from the Biden administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seem to change weekly regarding coronavirus precautions. Americans are justifiably confused and are at...

Eat yer spinach, just like Popeye

When two of our grandsons spent a few days with us recently, we asked them whether they liked spinach. Both emphatically replied, “Yes!” While helping my wife with dinner by preparing the...

Pay attention; it's your responsibility

There’s almost no one more dangerous than a driver who refuses to yield because they have the right-of-way. I’ve known people who got into accidents because the other person was supposed to move...

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