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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

Banquet makes return

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday showed significant changes its director hopes leads to bigger and better event next...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

Organic farming conference scheduled

Anyone interested in learning about organic farming should attend next month’s New Mexico Organic Farming Conference in Albuquerque, where one can connect with organic farmers, ranchers and research...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

School bond ballot going out this week

This week, registered voters in the Tucumcari School District will receive in the mail a ballot for a proposed $3 million bond issue by the district to redevelop its baseball and softball diamonds....

 

Calendar - Jan. 22

• March 8-14 —22nd Iron Pour. Mesalands Community College will host its 22nd annual Iron Pour workshop. Meet sculpture artists and make your own artistic creation from molten metal. The actual...

 

Menus - Jan. 22

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt parfait, cocoa puffs, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken nuggets, ham and cheese chef salad, honey wheat roll,...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

San Jon superintendent contract extended

The board of trustees for San Jon Municipal Schools unanimously gave a one-year contract extension to its superintendent during its Jan. 13 meeting. Superintendent Janet Gladu’s contract now...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

Local students make ENMU honors list

Four students from Quay County were named to Eastern New Mexico University's academic honors list for the fall 2019 semester. The students are: • Abigayle Smith of Tucumcari • Cassidy Cordova of...

 

Pages past - Jan. 22

On this date ... 1970: A fire was reported in a room of the Flying M Ranch Motel at 1119 E. Gaynell (aka Route 66). According to owner O.R. Mobley, he had been painting one of the motel’s rooms....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

Minnesota couple 1 millionth customer

ENDEE - A couple from Minnesota has a tale to tell their granddaughter when they visit her in Arizona - they were named the 1 millionth customer at...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

Mesalands releases VP's honors list

Mesalands Community College on Thursday announced its fall 2019 Vice President’s List for academic excellence. To qualify, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for courses...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19: Monday • 1:04 p.m.: Property damage (not vandalism) in 2000 block of South Ninth...

 

Jail log - Jan. 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19: • Carmen Louise Calbert, 54, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Bryan Charles Cassidy, 37, Tucumcari,...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

Former QCS publisher dies at 66

Michael Rindahl, a former publisher of the Quay County Sun during the 1980s and early ‘90s, died earlier this month in North Carolina after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 66. According to an...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020 

Xcel Energy offers tips for reducing energy use

Xcel Energy is offering tips to help customers reduce energy use, save money and stay comfortable when outside temperatures drop. Some of the easiest tips for the winter months are: • Installing a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 15, 2020

City passes 'first reading' of sign ordinance

A landmark sign ordinance that could pit private property rights against historic preservation received approval for publication at 2020's first...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

County approves cost share waiver

Quay County Commissioners on Monday approved an amendment from the New Mexico Department of Transportation that waives the county’s $162,182.37 cost share of a project to replace a 1931 bridge on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Business owners express tourism discontent

Several business owners expressed dissatisfaction with the city’s tourism marketer during the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board meeting Wednesday, and the representative of a Colorado firm said...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Dual enrollment students complete first semester

Fourteen high-school dual enrollment students from northeastern New Mexico recently completed their first semester in Wind Energy Technology at...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Voters reminded to check registration

The Quay County Clerk’s Office is reminding voters and prospective candidates to make sure their registrations are in order before the primary election for Democratic and Republican parties June 2....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Mesalands to hold spring enrollment

Mesalands Community College will hold its spring enrollment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Commons Area, located in Building A on campus. New and returning students are invited to this...

 

Pages past - Jan. 15

On this date ... 1970: Dwain Johnston of Tucumcari was named New Mexico State Police’s Officer of the Year. Johnston had been a state trooper since 1959 and stationed in Tucumcari since 1963. Born...

 

Calendar - Jan. 15

• Saturday — Viva Las Tucumcari. The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. offers plenty of fun and plenty to win between games, a prize raffle and a silent auction. T...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Cheerleaders perform in London

How did you spend your New Year's Day? Whatever the activity was, it probably wasn't as exciting as what two Tucumcari High School cheerleaders did...

 

Menus - Jan. 15

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs, cocoa puffs, whole wheat toast, cinnamon graham cracker, milk, juice; Lunch: Pulled pork, American harvest salad, diced potatoes,...

 

Jail log - Jan. 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11: • Steven Clay Bruhn, 39, Layton, Utah, contempt of court. • Frankie Martinez, 22, Tucumcari, battery...

 

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