You’ll never get there on someone else’s coattails

By Leonard Lauriault Both criminals crucified with Jesus had joined the crowd in jeering him (Mark 15: 25-32; Luke 23: 32-43). Eventually, the one widely known as “the thief on the cross” apparently realized his predicament and the true nature of the Messianic kingdom and asked the Messiah, Jesus, to remember him. The other one […]

Hale McClure

Hale McClure Services: Will be announced at a later date. Hale McClure, 83, died Monday, June 26, 2006. Mr. McClure was born July 8, 1922 in Tucumcari. He attended the Tucumcari School System and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1941. He loved the out doors, artifact hunting and making Jewelry. He was retired from […]

Virginia Wright leaves chamber

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Virginia Wright has been the executive director of the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce for nine years. But this week, as she sits in the chamber office and looks out at thepassing traffic on Route 66, she was saying goodbye, to the chamber, to Tucumcari. She and her husband Larry […]

Overdue taxes prompt officials to seek auction by state

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County is owed more than $535,000 in back taxes over a five-year period, from 2000 to 2005, county records show. While more than half of that sum is expected to be paid by year’s end, there is still a significant amount, more than $68,000 which is due the […]

Fire officials check out fireworks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry made the rounds Monday making sure that retailers were not selling any fireworks that had been banned. “He came by and explained to us what we could sell. He said the firecrackers had to come off,” said Walter Hayes who is operating the Mr. […]

Rodeo arena could get super sprinkler

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun County and city officials checked out a demonstration of a water cannon, or one heck of a large sprinkler, for the rodeo arena on Tuesday at the county fairgrounds. Fairgrounds Manager Daniel Estrada said the machine could do in several hours what could take him “two days to do a […]

Quay County history Lives and endures

Last Saturday, several members of Tucumcari Historical Reserch Institute took a field trip to Forrest Cemetery, and Norton in order to learn more about our history, to have a good lunch, and to enjoy the company of friends. Mary Nancy Sours had arrived early at the Forrest Fire Station in order to turn on the […]

What do real New Mexicans eat?

Ryn Gargulinski Real New Mexicans don’t eat green chile quiche, someone recently told me. After thanking the person for the insightful information, I pointed out I never asked in the first place. But it did get me to thinking what real New Mexicans do eat. When I lived in the Land of Enchantment, I ended […]

Florida man dies in I-40 crash

QCS Staff A Florida man was killed on Sunday, Father’s Day, in an accident on I-40 at the eastbound 330 mile marker, according to a release by New Mexico State Police. Killed was Michael Hearn, 56, of Merritt Island, Fla. Injured in the accident were Rose Hearn, 55, and Daniel Hearn, 27, also of Merritt […]

Sharon L. Porter

Sharon L. Porter Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Sharon L. Porter, 51, died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Portales. Miss Porter was born Feb. 18, 1955, in Tucumcari to Frances Shaw Porter and Kenneth L. Porter. She taught special education in the Las Cruces area before returning to Tucumcari in 2002 following […]