Ready for Route 66 festival

The Route 66 Festival is set for June 15 and 16. And planners and organizers are packing activities into one solid event this year. On June 15 there will be live music and a watermelon feed at Kvols park to kick off the Route 66 Festival. On June 16 there will be events throughout the […]

Quitting a long time habit is not as bad as everyone thinks

By Lnn Moncus Those of you who have known me for more than a few months are much aware that I have been a serious smoker for more years than some people can count – a fact of which I am not proud, but a fact, nonetheless. Well, in January when I thought I merely […]

Has true designer been forgotten?

On June 6, President Bush did what Congress told him to do. Of course, it wasn’t the current Congress that President Bush took his orders from, but:   The Congress that on Aug. 3, 1949, designated June 14 of each year as Flag Day and requested the president to issue an annual proclamation calling for […]

Edward Earle

Services: 10 a.m. (MST) or 11 a.m. (CDT), Monday at the Community Center in Nara Visa. Edward Earle, 79, died Thursday, June  7, 2007, at his residence in Nara Visa following an extended illness. Mr. Earle was born June 7, 1928 at Guymon, Okla. He was a longtime Nara Visa resident who had retired from the U.S. […]

06-13-2007: Calendar

Thursday: 9.a.m., Quay County Commissioners will meet with Ute Lake Ranch in the Commission Chambers, Quay County Court House, 300 South Third St. No official action will be taken at this time. Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Flag Day, the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a service for the disposal of an unserviceable American Flag, […]

06-09-2007: 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 3:18 p.m., a female reported a domestic dispute at a residence on Quay Road AT. The female told officer that she and […]

06-09-2007: Around Town

Mother’s Day delivery… Taylor Lee Simpson was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, in Amarillo. Taylor’s the daughter of Sean and Toni Simpson of Amarillo. She was 8 pounds 12 ounces, and 20 and 3/4 inches long. Taylor’s grandparents are Scott and Cheryl Simpson and Mike and Jean Taylor, all of Tucumcari. Her great-grandparents are […]

Fire engulfs historic Sands Dorsey building


Fire engulfed the historic Sands Dorsey building at Second and Main in Tucumcari about 5 p.m. Friday. Firefighters from the Tucumcari Fire Department along with volunteer firefighters from neighboring districts worked feverishly into the evening hours to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings. At 7 p.m. bursts of flame could still be seen […]

Notable Notes: Honors at Colleges

Local area students named on ENMU honor roll Four students from the San Jon and Tucumcari area are among the 482 students on the 2007 spring semester Dean’s Honor Roll at Eastern New Mexico University. The following are the students’ names and graduating high schools: Brandi S. Arnas, Tucumcari High School Rebekah J. Hodge, Candy […]

06-06-2007: Calendar

Thursday: 5:30 p.m., Liberty water System monthly meeting, Arch Hurley Meeting Room, 101 E. High St. Friday: 10 a.m., special meeting of the Quay County Gaming Authority, Territorial Room, Convention Center, 1500 Route 66. Friday: Noon, Quay County Democrats will meet at K-Bobs Restaurant for The Chairman’s Listening Tour Luncheon.  Special guest is Brian S […]