Veteran walking across country stops in Tucumcari

Marine veteran Wesley
Roy Brady Jr., is walking
across the country to
raise awareness for
combat wounded veterans.

Staff Report On the same day the Great Race passed through Tucumcari, U.S. Marine veteran Wesley Roy Brady Jr. made his way through town on his own cross country trek to raise awareness for combat-wounded veterans. “I want to raise awareness for an issue that affects all combat veterans and their families across the nation,” […]

Cyclists for a cure pass through Tucumcari

Sherri Kole, Mary Ann Taylor, and Gary Heiman pedal to the end of a day’s ride at Tucumcari’s Historic
Route 66 Motel.

  By Steve Hansen Special to the Quay County Sun When cycling groups pass through Tucumcari on cross-country journeys, you can usually count on trim young people on the sleekest of rolling hardware. But the cyclists-for-a-cause who stopped in Tucumcari on Sunday before heading east were an exception. The “Bike for the Cure for Huntington’s […]

Landmark’s demolition nearing


Staff Report Tucumcari’s efforts to rid the downtown area of the defunct Sands Dorsey building will clear another milestone Thursday as bidding closes for the demolition of the prominent eyesore that has festered at its current condition since 2007. At the June 4 City Commission meeting, City Manager Jared Langenegger informed commissioners that the bidding […]

Rockabilly draws 4,000 visitors


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The third annual Rockabilly on the Route was a success, attracting 4,000 people to Tucumcari over the weekend, said Simon Cantlon, event co-organizer, adding that the estimated unofficial visitor total came from Tucumcari Mayor Robert Lumpkin. “Each year the city of Tucumcari is so great to us and its always […]

County buys Teambuilders’ building to expand office space


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commission approved the purchase of the Turquoise (formerly Teambuilders) office building on the 1100 block of East High to address crowding at the County Courthouse. The building will allow the county to relocate offices and free up space at the courthouse, said County Manager Richard Primrose, […]

New Chamber director starts


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Eve Calderon began her duties on May 26 as the new director of the Tucumcari Quay County Chamber of Commerce. “I’m becoming familiar with the administrative portion of the job; the rest is just getting out and introducing myself to the community,” Calderon said. Calderon said during her first […]

Hollywood comes to Tucumcari

Actor Chris Pine waits patiently in a car with co-star
Ben Foster to begin filming a scene for the movie
“Comancheria,” Monday morning in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Scenes of the upcoming movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster were filmed Monday in Tucumcari, bringing revenue and national attention into the city — but the filming of them also created some mixed reactions from area officials, offices and businesses. “This was an excellent opportunity […]

2015 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule


The following is a schedule of times and events for the third annual Rockabilly on the Route Thursday-Sunday in Tucumcari. Thursday • Welcome to Tucumcari: Noon- 4 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center • Happy Hour Hootenanny: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tri Star Bar with live music Mr. Bonetangles and the Trubanauts / Old Skool Puppetry […]

Local man arrested after police pursuit

Xcel Energy crews work to replace a power pole that was broken by the vehicle on the right that was being pursued by Tucumcari Police Oofficers Wednesday night in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A local man was arrested Wednesday night following a Tucumcari police chase that ended in a crash and a downed power pole. Santiago Romero, 20, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property over $1,000, […]

Logan holds two graduations

The graduates of Logan High School begin to toss their caps in the air as part of a time-honored
tradition at the end of Saturday’s commencement ceremony in Logan.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The were two commencement ceremonies held on Saturday at Logan High School, the first was for the online course featuring the largest graduating class in program history. Having 14 graduates earn their diplomas is a testament to how successful the program has been since its start four and a half […]