ArtSpace takes initial measures

By QCS Staff One of the first steps in launching Eastern New Mexico ArtSpace was made Tuesday with the preliminary approval of a $12,500 grant by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Final approval of the grant will have to come next from the City Commission, said GTEDC board president, Franklin McCasland. Eastern New Mexico […]

02-17-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 6:29 p.m., a female reported a stolen check at a retail store on West Tucumcari Boulevard. An officer was told that a […]

02-17-2007: Calendar

Sunday: 3 p.m., Arts & Humanities Council, piano concert with Lise, Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Monday: Observance of President’s Day. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting of the board of the Tucumcari Public Schools, School Administration Building. Monday: 7 p.m. regular meeting of The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, Conference Room, Natural Resource Conservation […]

Udall to visit Tuesday…

U.S. Rep. Tom Udall will be in Tucumcari at 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesday for a Town Hall Meeting at the Tucumcari City Hall. Udall is expected to discuss the first 100 legislative hours at the House of Representatives covering legislative items from alternative energy to Homeland Security to stem cell research, said an official in […]

Ills of winter are cabin fever, yearning for spring

By Aggie Moncus Because the slave is pretending to be ailing, I decided to do the writing in order to prevent your having to hear all the whining I have had to listen to. She really likes to put on a show, but if we just ignore her, she’ll take a nap and stay out […]

Rattlers fast pace not enough

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers remained positive despite another district loss on Friday night. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 71-55 and the Lady Rattlers fell 55-33 to the Clayton Yellowjackets. Both Rattlers teams played fierce and kept up with the Yellowjackets through the first three periods. But by the fourth, the Rattlers were […]

Can daycare help economic development?

By QCS Staff Does Tucumcari need more child daycare services? David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, said based on conversations with the community, the answer is yes. On Friday, there will a day-long seminar to look at this question. The keynote speaker will be Saskia Traill, a nationally […]

Heavy metal: sculpture combines love of couple’s classic cars and horses

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new breed of horse, “The Chrome Commander,” trotted through Tucumcari this week. The shiny horse — sculpted from more than 100 classic car bumpers — is owned by Vaughn and Chryse Veit of Monticello, Minn. Weighing in at more than a ton and standing at 12 feet, the […]

Hazel Gaddis

Services: 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Clinkingbread Funderal Home in Ava, Mo. Hazel Gaddis, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, in Ava. She was a retired hospital cook from Tucumcari. Tom Maples will officate at services in Ava. Doug Cox will officiate at graveside services conducted by Romero Family Funeral Home of Pueblo, Colo. At […]

Tommie Storrie Strain

Services: 10 a.m., Monday at Dunn Memorial Chapel. Tommie Storrie Strain, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Fort Hamilton Hospital at Hamilton, Ohio. Mrs. Strain was born June 28, 1919 in Tucumcari to Thomas and Ola Christian. She had been a lifetime resident of Tucumcari before moving about 10 years ago to Clovis for […]