Phyllis Allen

Services: Have been held. Phyllis Allen, 95, died June 14, 2006 at Elizabeth Jane Bivins Home for the aged in Amaraillo. Mrs. Allen was born November 9, 1910 in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips. She worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse F. Allen in 1986, a minister […]

Tragedy can teach lessons

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publishe On May 19, alcohol claimed another victim. But this DWI was different than most we read about. Augustine “Augie” Montiel drowned while intoxicated. And he was only 12 years old. The Tucumcari fifth grader’s body was found in an irrigation canal along Charles Avenue. His blood-alcohol level, Police Chief […]

Fed up with the heat? Go metric

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees and the High Plains have already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

Services for Pat Morris

Pat Morris Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Pat V. Morris, 90, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 in Abuquerque. Mrs. Morris was born March 20, 1916 in Logan. For many years she maintained a home in Tucumcari but moved to Albuquerque eight years ago because of her health. She had been a […]

Video hearings add safety, cut costs

Chelle Delaney Video technology is now part of the legal proceedings in the Quay County Magistrate Court in Tucumcari. One of the last magistrate courts in New Mexico to have the technology installed for arraignments of detainees, Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn has been conducting video arraignments for the past three months. In fact, one of […]

Fate of old grain plant may be known soon

Chelle Delaney In possibly four weeks time, the fate of the old grainery plant on a 20-acre site on Rock Island Road could be decided, said Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Develop ment Corp. The development group’s request for proposals to turn the old plant into an ethanol plant has brought […]

Motel Safari back in hospitality business

Chelle Delaney There’s a new player on Route 66’s motel row. On Wednesday, Nita and Shawn Berryhill of Globe, Ariz., became the new owners of the Motel Safari on Route 66, said Nina Berryhill. That’s when she and her husband, Shawn, signed the deal, she said. “We’re very excited about the location on Route 66 […]

Bikers Rally for Cause

Chelle Delaney You’ve heard them on the street. That deep low roar from the mufflers of their fine tuned and highly polished machines. And you know: The bikers are back. They’ve been arriving all week in anticipation of the third annual Tucumcari Mother Road Rally. “We’re hoping about 2,000 people will participate,” said Randy Block, […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Officials hope to open pool by end of summer

QCS Staff Closed since the summer of 2004, Tucumcari’s city swimming pool could possibly be open by the dog days of summer, said city officials. The city has received a conditional permit to begin repairs and hopes to solicit bids for repairs bids this coming week, said Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development. […]