9/24 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9 a.m., a female reported a larceny on West Center. Police arrived and were advised a 25-ton hoist had been stolen sometime between June and Tuesday morning. • At 6:57 p.m., police […]

High-flying performers

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By Ryn Gargulinski Tucumcari’s first air show in 1992 featured a crop duster — and not much else, said air show Chairman Bob McClelland Jr. More than a decade later, Wednesday’s 13th annual Rotary Air Show’s lineup includes a team of Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, the Flyboy United […]

9/24 Quay personality

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Who: Brian Haines, new preacher at Tucumcari’s Church of Christ. Claim to fame: Well, maybe not a claim to fame, but certainly a notable fact — Haines used to work in homicide. “I worked law enforcement in Arizona, in the gang and repeat offender bureau,” Haines said, adding he was also a case worker in […]

9/21 Obituaries

Marcario Gallegos Services: Funeral services have taken place. Macario Gallegos, 80, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, in Clovis. He was born March 10, 1925, in Genova, N.M., and lived in Logan for many years. He was involved in construction work, masonry and was a member of the Catholic church. He served his country in the […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters dances into new territory

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari resident Donna Garcia, who started ballet at age 4 but stopped dancing after many years because of a back injury, will soon be dancing again to a brand new tune — Big Brothers Big Sisters. Garcia said she leapt at the student internship with the organization for several reasons. For […]

Heritage Dayze brings past to the present

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What do a Honky Tonk piano player, American Indian dancers and a buffalo soldier have in common? All three — and more — can be found in town this weekend at Tucumcari’s Historical Museum’s annual Heritage Dayze. The two-day extravaganza, which begins at noon on Friday and runs through 5 p.m. […]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 […]

9/21 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 2:07 p.m., a female called regarding a burglary of a vehicle at a restaurant. A report was filed. • At 8:49 p.m., an unknown female reported a suspicious subject on First and […]

Rattlers beat Tigers, remain undefeated

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers prevailed in a battle of unbeatens on Friday, trouncing Raton, 33-0. Tucumcari is 4-0. Raton is 3-1. The shutout was the Rattlers’ second of the season. They’ve not allowed more than one touchdown in a game this season. Eric Holt and D.J. Martinez paced an impressive ground […]