Couple opens Old Time Photo studio in Tucumcari


QCS Staff Nostalgic visitors to Tucumcari’s Route 66 now have an opportunity to recreate the experience of an even earlier time, and keep a souvenir in the form a photo. Mother Road Old Time Photos opened its doors on Saturday, offering an opportunity to dress like a 19th Century cowboy or western lady, and pose […]

D.A. Rose tries again to halt Day’s field trips

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth District Attorney Tim Rose is asking that a 15-year-old boy charged with killing his adoptive mother and sister be returned from a treatment center in Albuquerque to the Quay County Detention Center. Rose filed his request with District Judge Albert Mitchell to stop murder suspect Tony Day’s participation […]

Lumpkin elected mayor

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote Thursday of the City Commission. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. The meeting was the first for […]

Freedom can be as simple as no bonnet blindness

A friend mentioned that she had been looking through some of her treasures and had come across a collection of sun bonnets. Of course, that evoked many memories of early life in those canyons at lma. Her collection included bonnets made of lace and other fancy materials. They held their shapes by having slats sewn […]

Commissioners discuss old issues in workshop

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Two old issues dominated discussion Thursday as three new commissioners engaged in their first Tucumcari City Commission. The commission uses workshops to discuss some matters but does not take action. Commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who was later elected mayor, began discussions on temporarily diverting tax funds now paid into a Ute […]

Bidegain’s preliminary hearing set

QCS Staff Scott Bidegain, former chairman of the New Mexico Game Commission, and four other defendants face a, April 30 preliminary hearingin Quay County Magistrate Court, accused of misdemeanors in a cougar killing. All five defendants are accused of participating in an illegal cougar hunt on the T-4 Ranch, which Bidegain’s family owns and operates. […]

God’s divine influence can balance all, even a potluck

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist Some of our church members drive 50+ miles each way on Sunday. Until a few years ago, they’d go home after morning worship, have lunch, and immediately begin the drive back for evening services. Several other families drive about 25 miles each way. Consequently, we moved our afternoon service to […]

Mesalands’16th annual Iron Pour attracts 40 artists

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College hosted seven days of creation, destruction, preparation and, in the end, pouring hot cast iron into sculpture molds last week for its 16th annual Iron Pour event. About 40 students and professional artists descended on Mesalands’ foundry building from all over the country. At least one was from Alaska. There […]

Clovis Media Inc., publisher calls it a career

By Kevin Wilson CMI Staff Ray Sullivan spent last week unpacking his Clovis office of countless memories of a life in journalism — one that started in junior high and only let him take detours before always drawing him back because, “I missed newspapers.” The community around him has changed, with Cannon Air Force […]

Telling region’s stories has had profound impact

Growing up in Pueblo, Colo., I’d come home from school in the 1950s and ’60s, I’d do my chores and homework, then read an escapism western or sports story in a library book I’d checked out the Saturday before. I’d sprawl on the floor in front of the small black-and-white television and plug my ears […]