Motorists, truckers wait for I-40 to reopen

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By Quay County Sun Staff Truckers and motorists forced off of I-40 because of weather and accidents on the interstate took to the sides of the roads to park. On Sunday, stranded truckers formed a one-mile-long line along I-40 beginning at the Tucucmari Boulevard access.

Tucumcari overtaken by motorists, truckers

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By Quay County Sun Staff Tucumcari has been overwhelmed on Saturday and New Year’s Eve with truckers and motorists who have not been able to get consistent access to Interstate 40 because of weather conditions and accidents. Tucumcari police officers, Patty Lopez and Detective Jack Henrickson, rushed to the U.S. Highway 54 (Mountain Road) and […]

Newspaper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has delayed delivery of the Quay County Sun. The papers were printed in Clovis on Saturday morning as usual, but carriers have been unable to bring them to Tucumcari for distribution. Circulation Director Rusty Galloway said papers may not be delivered until Monday because of road conditions, but efforts will continue through the […]

Elks year end funding information

Elks give funding info… Each year, Tucumcari ‘s Elks Lodge 1172 BPOE steps forward to assist many efforts in Tucumcari and Quay County, said Raymond Parker, chairman of the Elks Board of Trustees. Many are in the area of youth programs that range from sports to library resources. The Elks programs are funded, in large […]

Year in Review: January-June 2006

By Quay County Sun staff Here are the highlights of the first half of 2006, as reported in the Quay County Sun. The second half of the year will be highlighted in Wednesday’s issue. January Jan. 1: High winds damaged roofs throughout the city to bring in the new year. Jan. 4: Tucumcari hospital’s first […]

Business to market the air up there

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new business coming to town is hoping to fill some of Tucumcari’s airspace. Retired helicopter pilot Vic “Span” Spankowski is working on opening a private ultra light aero park on an 80-acre site, called the Flying S Ranch, south of the KOA campgrounds. Anchoring the facility will be […]

Economic develop top priority among city commissioners

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners were asked to name their top priiorities for 2007. Tops among the commissioners were economic development projects and programs that would provides more jobs and increase gross receipts for the city in 2007. Here are their responses: Mayor Mary Mayfield 1 Continued economic development 2 Continued fiscal management […]

Donald Ray Cain

Services Pending Donald Ray Cain, 66, of Conchas Dam, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Arrangements will be announced by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.

Happy is the heart that’s at the right place

By Ryn Gargulinski When it comes to escaping, soap heads are so passé, however cute they may appear on the tour of Alcatraz. Several soap heads were made by inmates to fool guards and give them time to break out of “The Rock” and most likely plunge to their deaths — in the angry, icy […]

Shelters opened for stranded travelers

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Families returning from holiday vacations and snowbirds making their way south were caught without shelter on Friday night because of the snow storm and the closure of I-40. And there was more than a full house in Tucumcari Friday night as the city and some residents opened shelters and […]