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Births Anaya [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Gabriel Anaya and Desaray Urioste of Tucumcari are the parents of a 6-pound 14-ounce baby girl born July 21, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Maaja Dawn Anaya has two brothers, Daymion Urioste and Eric Acosta. Grandparents are Carolyn and Gilbert Anaya and Steve and Dawn Urioste. […]

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Afternoon storms could produce hail

By QCS Staff Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue developing across the Eastern Plains, including Tucumcari, through 6 p.m., according to a 3:57 p.m. short-term forecast from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “The strongest storms will contain pea to dime-sized hail. Gusty winds up to 45 mph.,” the forecast said. There will also be […]

2/7 Around town

Just born… Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparents are Donaciana Jimenez. Ready […]

High Plains Rodeo attracts top riders

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By Robert Ciolli The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association (HPJRA) held two rodeos at the Quay County Fairgrounds last weekend. Championship belt buckles and saddles were the attire of the day as contestants competed to win points for the finals in Clovis, July 14-19. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tucumcari, the two-day event had […]

Skabelund to serve as administrator for Trigg Memorial Hospital and PRMC in Clovis

By QCS Staff Presbyterian Healthcare Services announced today that Hoyt Skabelund has been named the new hospital administrator for Dr. Dan. C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, in addition to his continuing role as administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Clovis, according to a press release. Skabelund will take over the Dan C. […]

Kids discover a playa playground

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like saucers left in the rain, New Mexico’s playas collect water. Eventually some of their water may trickle down to an aquifer, birds and wildlife may sip and dip in the circular shallows and livestock may come by to draw in a long drink. But they also have other […]

Our gifts are in plain sight

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas is coming and we’ll all be singing …  We will, you know. We’ll be singing in church – and we’ll be singing out of church. Christmas carols .. pop Christmas songs.  Because Christmas isn’t just a religious holiday; it’s green trees and colored lights, shopping for gifts and […]

Playas exhibit set to open Thursday

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By QCS Staff A special exhibit, featuring the playas of the High Plains opens on Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Playas are a unique natural feature of the High Plains region, and 96 percent of the world’s playas are found right here. There are over 20,000 playas in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains […]

Summer Menu Program

The newly formed Manna Ministries, similar to Angel Food Ministries, is providing food in bulk for the second time this year. The program provides food that is more affordable to area residents, said Cora Lucero, a program specialist with the Community Services Block Grant program in Tucumcari. The basic menu is guaranteed to be worth […]