Commissioners discuss redistricting, water rates

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari city commission held a public hearing for residents to review and discuss the municipal redistricting proposed by Southwest Political Services. Sterling Fluharty, owner of the Albuquerque based Southwest Political Services, presented three redistricting options. “I want to take the time to tell the public and commission the difference in the concepts and […]

Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]

City must be more aggressive to thrive instead of survive

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Comments from the Canyons: Remembering heritage important

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist Most of us who are sons and daughters of the pioneers who helped to settle the Southwest remain proud of the traditions they established. Often when we are discussing the pioneers, people have the notion we are talking about the settlers who came into our area after the Homestead Act […]

Press Release: BLM seeks comments on proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project

SANTA FE – The Bureau of Land Management is asking the public to help identify issues involved in a proposal to construct a high-voltage 500 kilovolt (kV) power transmission line (or two parallel lines) across southern New Mexico and Arizona. The BLM has initiated a public scoping process to gather information about the proposal and […]

Cullum to fight for bantamweight title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari mixed-martial artist will have his shot at a King of the Cage title in April. Abel Cullum, 20, will fight for the KOC bantamweight championship at Albuquerque. Cullum won his 16th fight Feb. 9 at the Mixed Martial Arts King of the Cage ‘Warlords’ event at the […]

November 1945

November 1945 Jim Burns, cashier of the First National Bank of Nara Visa, reported that the community had invested a total of $27,018.75 in Victory Bonds. … Orville I. Croft, acting regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said water flow into into the first unit of the Tucumcari Irrigation Project would be postponed until […]

Fair’s fair at annual gala

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Broadview artist Margaret Mote said she’ll pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – a ceiling tile, a skillet, a toilet seat. Yes, she painted on a toilet seat. “It was the same color that matched the bathroom,” Mote explained, “and I painted a windmill on it.” Although Mote didn’t […]

Southwest Mercantile to shut down

William Thompson Area shoppers will soon have one less place to shop for western wear, gifts and supplies. Main Street landmark Southwest Mercantile is going out of business. Heather Duba, co-owner with her brother Jason and parents David and Kathy, said the Duba family is beset with health issues. “The store is not closing due […]