City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. […]

Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having to turn five. Find […]

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Movies usher in holiday

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer As seasons change and holidays approach I often notice the signs or omens if you will of their arrival. Take Halloween for example. You can drive down the street and notice a few houses with decorations in the lawn or in their front windows. In some office buildings decorations […]

Death notice: Marguerite Hodges

Marguerite Hodges, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Conway, Ark. Survivors include her children, Dean Hodges, Dale Hodges, Bobby Haddon and Patsy Langley. Services have been held. Information: 461-3815.

Death notice: Russell King

Russell “Red” King, 45, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Twyla Deshazo; and his father, Howard King. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Information: 461-3815.

USDA slates $13.9 million for Tucumcari, Logan

Chelle Delaney and Thomas Garcia Tucumcari and Logan are slated to receive $13.5 million in USDA funds from the federal stimulus package, according to an annoucement this week from the USDA. Tucumcari will receive notice that they’re up for $8 million and the the Village of Logan will receive $5.9 for their respective wastewater projects, […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]