Volunteers beautify city

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari’s weekend Great American Cleanup efforts were successful, city code enforcement officer and project coordinator for the Keep Tucumcari Beautiful project Kathy Estrada said. “It was a successful venture. Anything we clean up to me is a successful venture. We ended up picking up … I had almost 30 trash bags,” Estrada said. […]

Volunteers hatch revitilization plan

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Russell Anglin The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization have undertaken a new initiative to beautify the city. Local volunteers want to dress up the handful of old gas stations around town, designing the buildings with images of what the gas stations looked like in the glory days of the Route 66 era. Chamber […]

Animal group accuses officer of hindering efforts

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Some Tucumcari animal rescue group volunteers say their efforts are being hindered by lack of cooperation from city Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez. The group has been working to find homes for dogs, cats and other animals. In January, rescue volunteer Christina Fleming reported the group had found homes […]

Volunteers needed for local animal group

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local animal group is seeking volunteers to find homes for rescued dogs. “Over 50 dogs in need of a second chance have found homes thanks to the efforts of the city’s animal rescue group,” said Christina Fleming, rescue volunteer. Fleming said the City of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue […]

Notable Notes: Commodity volunteers recognized

Special to the QCS The Food Bank Of Eastern New Mexico hosted its first annual luncheon

4-H volunteers inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

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Special to the QCS Special to QCSSix Quay County 4-H supporters were among 2007 inductees into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame in Las Cruces. These volunteers have been tireless in their efforts to enable the Quay County 4-H program to thrive, according to a press release. The following highlights why the six inductees […]

Tucumcari students make phyto-find

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Teenage volunteers at the MesaLands Dinosaur Museum have made a rare find. Tucumcari High School Students Stephen Smith, Carmen Runyan and Donny Price found teeth from a Phytosaur. That’s a semi-aquatic species that flourished in the late Triassic period 205 million years ago. They found the teeth while screening […]

Gearing up for Rattler Reunion

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Championed by Norma Crellin, the president of the Rattler Alumni Association, 15 volunteers gathered in the back room of the Citizens Bank on Friday to label 3,300 Rattler Reunion invitations. The “Spirit of ‘76” reunion celebration will be Aug. 3-5 at the Convention Center. The volunteers made quick work […]

Year in review: July 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Volunteers spend day picking up trash around Tucumcari as part of the Great American Cleanup

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Planners and participants in the Keep Tucumcari Beautiful clean-up Saturday were a little disappointed about the turnout. But that didn’t stop them from collecting more than 50 bags of trash through out the weekend. A group of 16 volunteers Saturday, and 4 others who couldn’t attend the event but […]