Logan man injured at Ute Lake State Park

By QCS Staff A New Mexico State Parks worker was injured Friday afternoon in Logan while working on a nature trail at Ute Lake State Park, a Parks official said. Rex Stahl was operating a small front end skid loader on a nature trail at 3:55 p.m. when it went off the trail, said Dannie [...]

City parks, proposed water hike draw criticism

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A city park and a proposed water rate increase were two hot topics before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday night. Overflowing garbage cans, drug paraphernalia and used prophylactics at Dunn Park should be cleaned up, said resident Clair Strong. “Once I was walking through the park with my child [...]

Following budget taxes commission

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was a case of gentle verbal jousting at the table of the city commissioners Thursday night. At the center was the target: The city’s budget and how the commissioners could and should ascertain if it was on target on not. Commissioner Jim Lafferty said he thought it was [...]

Former Rattler chosen for NMAA Hall of Fame

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Tucumcari Rattler T.J. Parks will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association’s Hall of Fame. “The NMAA is very near and dear to my heart,” said Parks. “To have been part of the organization and to be inducted into their hall of fame is a true honor [...]

Charles Parks Strain

Charles Parks Strain Services: Today, a memorial service will be held in Glendale, Az., and at 10 a.m. on Monday there will be funeral service at Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana, Clovis. Charles Parks Strain, 97, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in Phoenix, Az. Mr. Strain was born on Aug. 25, 1909 in Baird, [...]

Community

Amistad celebrates centennial Saturday For its 100th birthday, historic Amistad is going all out on Saturday to celebrate with a day of fun and in recognition of the national day of the “America Cowboy.” Planned events include: pioneer exhibits from area museums, Blue Grass and Western music all day, a flea and farmer’s market (you [...]

Parks officials close Ute Lake Marina

William Thompson The Ute Lake Marina, in service since 1980, was recently closed down by New Mexico State Parks officials due to safety concerns and contractual violations on the part of the marina’s owners, according to a parks department press release. Sid and Beverly Smith were the owners of the marina since October 2003. The [...]

Conchas gets new acting super

William Thompson Paul Fishell, the Park Manager of Conchas Lake State park for the past three years, became the acting superintendent of the park on Thursday, July 8. Byron Wilson, the former superintendent, left to become the superintendent of the recently opened Eagle Nest State Park. Fishell said he is glad to be acting superintendent [...]

Fire restrictions set

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even stricter restrictions,” [...]

Fire restrictions established

William Thompson The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even [...]