Couple travels historic route

A retired Michigan man traveling Route 66 stopped to enjoy a spaghetti dinner supporting the Tucumcari Rattlers class of 2016. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Mel and Charlotte Townsend of Sterling Heights, Mich., decided to attend a spaghetti dinner benefiting the Tucumcari High School Class of 2016 when they saw a sign advertising the event while […]

Racing commission to discuss reopening license applications

The New Mexico Racing Commission will discuss reopening the application process for the state's last racing license during their April 25 meeting. Considering restarting the application process follows a state Court of Appeals decision March 21 upholding the racing commission's decision to yank the license once held by La Mesa racino in Raton. The commission […]

Thomas: Chance to meet Michigan couple worthwhile

This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting a nice couple from Michigan who not only enjoyed Tucumcari, they took time to support the class of 2016. Like many travelers who come to our city, they had a little trouble pronouncing its name. I worked as a clerk at a fuel station for several years […]

Lauriault: Forgiveness something that can be extended

I needed help recently in a critical situation and one of our children stepped up to meet the need. I was proud of him and appreciative so I promised he could watch a movie by himself in the basement free of any distraction by his siblings. That's actually the favor he did — distracting his […]

Comments from the canyons: Sometimes it’s hard to discipline a pet

Several friends have asked about Prissy, the large black lab, who lives on this corner. They have mentioned seeing her with me in the car and have said that she sits taller than I as she directs traffic from the passenger's seat. She also greets people from the backyard by placing her paws on the […]

Menus – April 17

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for April 18 – April 24: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Hamburgers, French fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fruit, milk Snack: Animal crackers, juice Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, milk Lunch: Beef nachos, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, banana, […]

Ticket calendar – April 17

Russell's Truck and Travel Center, I-40 at Exit 369 in Glenrio. Russell's will be having their 2nd Annual Car Show on May 18 at 10 a.m.. Raffle tickets are on sale now for a chance to win a $5,000 gift certificate. Russell's houses a car museum and there is the Route 66 Diner. Open seven […]

On the shelves – April 17

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "The Chance" by Karen Kingsbury. Teenage friends separated by a move, come together as adults to see whether they can find love. "Starting Now" by Debbie Macomber. Warmly told and richly textured, Starting Now is filled with the promise […]

Police blotter – April 17

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 2:05 a.m. a caller reported a robbery on the 4000 block of East Route 66. At 4:07 a.m. a woman reported theft on the 200 block of South US Highway 54 […]

What do hotel pool alligators eat?

I might as well admit it: I am one tired alligator. My three grandkids and I were paddling around in a hotel swimming pool when my oldest granddaughter, the six-year-old beautiful Queen Alexandria, decided that I should be an alligator. The other two, the four-year-old magic faerie princess and the almost two-year-old handsome elf prince, […]