2014 Rockabilly on the Route – Route 66

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Pickup/purchase tickets/festival passes Friday and Saturday at the Tumucumari Convention Center. June 5 …. June 6 …. June 7 …. June 8

Wallace, Shafer to vie for sheriff

The unofficial winners of the Quay County Sheriff race in Tuesday’s primary election, Republican Russell Shafer (left) and Democrat Nathan Wallace, shake hands as current undersheriff Larry Cooksey waits to congratulate them.

By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Democrat Nathan Wallace will square off against Republican Russell D. Shafer in the race for Quay County Sheriff in the Nov. 4 general election, according to preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Franklin McCasland virtually won election to Quay County Commission seat for District 3, beating […]

Depot gets old semaphore rail signal

The Semaphore rail signal recently donated to the Tucumcari Train Depot will be placed in front of the building.

QCS Staff Thanks to a couple of Californians, the Tucumcari Train Depot has acquired a semaphore signal that will become a stop for the depot’s rail museum, according to Connie Loveland, a member of the museum committee. Semaphore signals used to guide train engineers to stop, proceed with caution or travel as usual. They were […]

Dallas couple restores Royal Inn

Along with room renovations and repairs the roof of the former Royal Inn has been repaired. The 
motel will be reopened as the Roadrunner Lodge.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A connection to history, the neon appeal and the nostalgia of the Mother Road, Route 66, inspired a Dallas, Texas, couple to move to Tucumcari, and to purchase and restore the former Royal Inn Motel. “We want to have a part in restoring a part of Route 66 and possibly […]

THS graduates move on to next chapter

Soon to be graduates Merissa Cooper and Maria Chavez sit down to relax for a few moments and share a laugh Friday at the Snake Pit as they await the start of the commencement ceremonies.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Anxious, nervous and excited. Those were the emotions the 55 graduates of Tucumcari High School shared during Friday’s night commencement ceremony before family and friends at the Snake Pit. “It hasn’t even hit me yet that I’m about to be one of the first to walk out for  […]

Tucumcari VFW Post conducts memorial services

Mucio Lopez places a poppy in front of the wreath honoring fallen veterans Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.  The ceremony was conducted by Tucumcari VFW Post 2528.

  QCS Staff A solemn ceremony Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery honored fallen veterans. The ceremony was conducted by the Delfido Gonzales Chapter 2528 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ron Wilmot, who represents U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico), read a statement from Lujan that said the ceremony this year was […]

Logan honors fallen veterans

Over 150 residents gathered on Monday at Logan Cemetery to take part in the Memorial Day ceremony.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Over 150 Quay County residents attended the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Logan Cemetery, where the memories of 15 recently departed local veterans and other local veterans were honored, along with the sacrifices of all veterans, active duty, prisoners of war and missing in action to date. […]

Tucumcari High School seniors paint the mountain

Brandy Olivas and Joseph Otero make their way up the T on Tucumcari Mountain.

QCS Staff Just about all of Tucumcari High School’s  2014 graduating class gathered near the top of Tucumcari Mountain to put a new coat of lime-and-water whitewash on the T on May 21. They rode up to the T in four-wheel drive vehicles, many driven by parent volunteers, for a day of climbing up and […]

Thunderbird demonstrations highlight Cannon air show

The Thunderbirds start a signature maneuver Saturday during the Open House at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis.

QCS Staff Cannon Air Force Base entertained thousands of guests who came in from as far away as Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday for its annual Open House. Shows by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flight squadron, highlighted events on both days.  In addition, visitors saw demonstrations by the Wings of Blue […]

Q&A: Candidates for Quay County Sherriff sound off

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    QCS Staff   The following is a Q&A with the eight candidates running for the Quay County Sherriff’s Office.   Editor’s Note: The Candidates are listed in ballot order.   Frankie Gutierrez   Q. What would you do to solicit and act on more community input on Sheriff  Department policy and operations? A: […]