Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Public invited to weigh in on Conchas Lodge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for opinions on what to do with the long-closed Conchas Lodge on the south side of Conchas Lake. Three...

Jail log - July 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 8 to July 14: • Michael Lucero, 47, Tucumcari, falsely obtaining services (over $20,000). • Pablo Mares, 34,...

Condolences issued to singer's family

The killing of Tejano singer Ernestine Romero in a murder-suicide Thursday in Santa Fe saddened many music fans across New Mexico, including those in Tucumcari anticipating a show at the Knights of...

Code of conduct gets nod

A proposed code of conduct for Tucumcari city government elected officials and employees Thursday received a nod from the city commission to be published, but with some enforcement provisions... Full story

One year on the job

John Groesbeck last Tuesday marked his one-year anniversary as president of Mesalands Community College. He did nothing special to mark the occasion.... Full story

7-year-old donates hair to patient

Seven-year-old Dantez Sena of Tucumcari had been thinking for a while about cutting his 30-inch-long hair for the first time because it was getting...

Police blotter - July 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 1 to July 14: July 1 • 10:27 a.m.: Arrest in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 11:33...

Quay County 4-H compete at state

Fourteen Quay County 4-H members traveled to Las Cruces to compete at the New Mexico State 4-H Conference from July 8 to July 11. They participated...

Route 66, signs museum's focus

Route 66 and its historic neon signs will be the focus of the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s latest special day Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary. “Neon and Route 66 Businesses Past and... Full story

Tax board discusses clarifying oversight

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday discussed the need to clarify the city’s oversight of an Albuquerque marketing firm recently rehired to boost area tourism. The city in 2018...

Local athletes among best in classroom

RICHARDSON, Texas — In the classroom, Eastern New Mexico University athletes have been some of the best in the Lone Star Conference, with six consecutive semesters of placing among the top three...

Can't save world one person at a time

Recycling has always been a feel-good issue for the casual environmentalist, but it’s turning out to be even less than that. It’s becoming less practical and affordable. Silver City and Taos are...

Confrontation needs context, balance

There were two sides to a confrontation that nearly got physical in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday. Big media almost ignored one side. The reporting of this incident, to me, is more...

Violent offenders leave clues we should look for

A cliche about violent offenders is that someone often will say what a nice, quiet neighbor the person was before the eruption. A new study of mass attacks in America suggests quite the opposite ...

The king must stay in his lane

One unfamiliar biblical doctrine is called, “The regulative principle of government.” To boil the idea down, it means that civil governments are...

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