Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Local briefs — Nov. 2

Work session being held The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a Work Session 9 a.m., Nov. 15 at City Hall to discuss water rates. The Commissioners set up the workshop during Thursday’s commission meeting, where citizens spoke out about their displeasure over the rate increase. Several residents have reported their bill increasing five-fold — from […]

Fishing report —

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Fishing is reported as slow and boat ramp is closed due to low water. Conchas Lake: Walleye fishing is reported as good. Fish are being found in 20 – 25 feet of water and moving deeper […]

No Memorial Day weekend DWIs for Quay County

QCSun staff Memorial Day Weekend came and went in Quay County without any DWIs or traffic fatalities, though one serious car crash was reported, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. “(The crash) occurred Sunday morning at the intersection of 469 and U.S. 54. It was a two-vehicle crash and there were multiple […]

Davises escape Missouri tornado

QCSun staff Two former Tucumcari residents can breath a sigh of relief after a tornado tore through their house in Joplin, Mo. Sunday. Connie Davis said she and her husband Vern were barely missed by the tornado. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the tornado claimed at least 117 lives. “It’s a war zone,” Davis […]

Blotter — April 13

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 1:03 a.m.., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the 700 block of East Rankin Avenue. At 11:48 a.m., a woman reported a disturbance at a restaurant on […]

Police blotter — Aug. 18

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 10:33 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man in a retail store on West Route 66. An officer told the man not to return to the store. At 12:21 p.m., […]

Fishing report — July 7

QCS staff The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports Clayton Lake: Heavy rains over the weekend caused the water to become murky. Largemouth bass are reported as good using plastic crawdads. No reports on other species. Conchas Lake: Recreational boaters made the water a little […]

May 19, 2010 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday At 12:01 a.m., a woman reported a prowler at a residence on the 1300 block of South Adams Street. At 9:07 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a residence […]

Fishing report — May 5

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: Fishing is good for 16-17-inch rainbows with many limits reported. Spinners and power bait are working best. No reports on other species. Officials said 2,772 rainbows were stocked last week. Conchas Lake: The water is fairly […]