‘Eyes on 66’ mural completed for hospice organization

Helping Hands Hospice volunteers stand beside the “Eyes on 66” wall mural, painted by Doug Quarles (second from right).  Also pictured: Bill Greenfield (left), Carrie Bruhn, Mary Jimenez and Betty Wayne.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A five-year project ended with a quiet gathering of  Helping Hands Hospice board of directors members and artist Doug Quarles, who posed for pictures Monday at the Eyes on 66 mural in Tucumcari. Quarles, a former Tucumcari resident whose murals have given the city the nickname “the City of […]

Rockabilly repeats kicks on Route 66

Terrah Acosta, Tucumcari, a pinup contestant, cuts a rug with Jordy Donovan of Tucumcari at Saturday’s Rumble on the Route.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   At about 7:15 on Saturday evening, Ungelbah Davila, publisher La Loca Magazine and chief organizer of Tucumcari’s second Tucumcari on the Route, was pacing the main hall of the Tucumcari Convention Center. At most, 20 people inhabited the hallways. The crowd had dispersed quickly when wind-driven rain started […]

Young Tucumcari basketball team makes nationals

Members of the Tucumcari’s Finest basketball team wash a car to raise money for a trip to AAU basketball finals.  From left, Kalani French, Tori Chavarria, Ashley Shipley and Lenora Trujillo.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor In the shadow of Rockabilly on the Route on Saturday, the girls of Tucumcari’s Finest held a car wash and bake sale in the Radio Shack parking lot next to the Tucumcari Convention Center.. Tucumcari’s Finest, a basketball team of now sixth- and seventh-grade girls from Tucumcari, have qualified […]

Tucumcari native opens dance instruction studio

Hannah Mericle shows her students how it’s done. From left, the students are Alayna Sena, Haisley Huffman and Celina Ashcroft.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor On Monday, the first day of business for her dance studio,  “Hannah M. Dance with Me,” Tucumcari resident Hannah Mericle enrolled 33 students. Mericle is teaching classes in ballet, jazz and hip-hop styles to groups of girls grouped by age. Already on the studio’s first official day of business […]

Former Logan graduate wins internship

Rylee Stenberg

QCS Staff Rylee Stenberg, a former resident of Tucumcari and a Logan High School graduate,  is working as an intern in the Leadership Internship program for Think New Mexico. Think New Mexico as a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank, according to founder and chief executive officer Fred Nathan. Previously, Stenberg interned with the American Civil Liberties […]

2014 Rockabilly on the Route schedule

The Lucky Bullets of Oslo Norway, are one of the international bands that will play at this years Rockabilly on the Route in Tucumcari.

  PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT TUCUMCARI CONVENTION CENTER   Friday Blue Suede Breakfast 9a.m.to11p.m (KIX ON 66, 1102 E. Route 66) Jerry Lee Lunch Noon to 2 p.m. (Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse, 1806 E. Route 66) Tucumcari Today Noon to 6 p.m. ( T u c u m c a r i Convention […]

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 […]