Chalmers, partners add horsepower to racino plans


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s horsepower for a race track and casino was announced on Wednesday. The major player and majority stock holder in Tucumcari’s bid for a race track and casino is Rio Rancho businessman and car dealer Don Chalmers. Chalmers and principals of a management team that plan to put together […]

Art Space Gallery to featue artwork by Grotts


By QCS Staff Jean Grotts of Tucumcari will be the first featured artist in a series of monthly shows planned by the Eastern New Mexico Art Space Gallery, said Connie Falls, gallery coordinator. Grotts has lived in Tucumcari since 1998. She began drawing and painting as a child, and sold her first artwork when she […]

Free roping clinic set for Friday, Saturday

by QCS Staff A free roping clinic with two-time national qualifier John Paul Lucero of Villanueva will be held Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The clinic is being sponsored by the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “This clinic is free to all the students of Mesalands and to the public,” said rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. […]

San Jon hopes to halt shrinking tax revenue

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newest truck stops are pulling traffic past San Jon’s I-40 exit and putting a big dent in San Jon’s operating budget this fiscal year, said a Village of San Jon official. The village estimates it will lose about $50,000, or more than 3 percent of its $1.6 million […]

Cost of 911 dispatch getting too hot for city, county?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The annual cost of the Central Dispatch System, about $300,000, is getting to be a hot potato between county and city governments. The Central Dispatch System fields 911 and other calls from law enforcement officials throughout Quay County. Mandated by the state, the dispatch center operates out of the […]

Quarles’ B&B gallery is an artwork in progress


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun At their new home and business, artists and murlalists Sharon and Doug Quarles have a new canvas for their creative spirits and a two-story showcase for their work. In October the Quarles opened Gallery 111 Bed & Breakfast in the old Gaudin home at the corner of High and […]

January 1939

Two thousand jackrabbits were killed on the Dick Maben Ranch near Hudson when 75 hunters from the area gathered for the first hunt of the season sponsored by the Chamber the Commerce. Carl Darnell furnished beans, bread and coffee to the hunters. … E.D. Holtzelaw of House was in an Albuquerque hospital for treatment of […]

01-30-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Friday l At 11:06 p.m., an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on South Rock Island Street. The male driver was arrested for aggravated DWI. […]

Border security tightens


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Those quick trips across the border to Mexico and Canada will soon come with new requirements for travelers. As of Thursday, all travelers 19 and older crossing U.S. borders by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean must show a government-issued I.D. card, such as a […]

01-30-2008: Calendar

Today: 7.p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eighth St., Logan. Call 497-2977 Thursday: 8 a.m., 40th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Registration: 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Programs begin […]