Pages Past— March 4


This week in history March 1, 1965: A two-bedroom unfurnished house at 517 S. Third Street in Tucumcari was being offered for rent at $50 per month. Also in the Tucumcari Daily News classified ads: A1960 Chevrolet Corvair with new tires was $695 at Mason Motor Co., Fourth and Aber. March 2, 1965: Construction on […]

Police Blotter— Feb. 26-March 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Feb. 26 • 3:36 a.m., a woman reported a theft from a bus station on the 2600 block of South First Street. • 7:54 p.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on […]

DAR announces contest winners

Staff Report The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored two DAR Good Citizen winners and two first place winners of its American History essay contest at DAR chapter meeting in February. Taylor Hayes of Tucumcari High School and Alberto Rivera of Roy High School received pins and certificates as winners of […]

Local firms only meet half of demand

Staff Report Only about half of Tucumcari’s demand for retail goods and services is met by local businesses, a “gap analysis” report shows. The report, compiled by Buxton, a Fort Worth, Texas-based market research firm, was presented to the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation on Feb. 24. The report, using statistics from the U.S. Census […]

County Commission authorizes grant applications for sheriff, DWI

Staff Report The Quay County Commission authorized the county sheriff’s department and the county’s  anti-driving-while-intoxicated coordinator to seek state funded grants at a special meeting on Friday. Friday’s meeting replaced the regular meeting scheduled for Feb. 23, which was postponed due to bad weather. The commission authorized DWI Coordinator Bryan Rinestine to seek $17,264 in […]

Bargas named as attorney for poor in Tucumcari Municipal Court

Staff Report Roger Bargas, a Tucumcari attorney, will represent defendants facing charges that could result in jail or community service sentences in the city’s municipal court. The  contract with Bargas fulfills part of a settlement last summer that concluded a class-action lawsuit against the municipal court and the city of Tucumcari. The settlement orders orders […]

‘The man who loved cat dancing’ couldn’t capture it in a picture

By Thomas Garcia Local Columnist Even though it was a bit cold outside Sunday afternoon, I decided that it would be a good time to open the door, let some air in and let my cats Brownie and Toby stare out the door into the cold dreary yonder. I, of course, took up a position […]

Roch sponsors Lesser Prairie Chicken legislation

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) wants New Mexico to claim sovereignty over its lesser prairie chicken (LPC) population, as Kansas did last year. He has proposed a bill, HB468, that would proclaimNew Mexico has sole jurisdiction over management of the bird’s habitat, and a hearing on that bill is […]

Q&A: Mesalands 5th district trustee candidates

Elizabeth Estrada

  There are two candidates, incumbent Elizabeth Estrada and challenger Jim Keith, running for the District 5 seat on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The victor will serve a six-year term. The election will be held March 3. The Quay County Sun asked both candidates the same five questions.  Here, in alphabetical order,  […]

Latin comedians share punchlines, insights

Comedian Roberto Rodriguez receives a handshake and pat on
the back in appreciation from Tucumcari resident Michael
Arellano after the Latin Comedy Jam Saturday at the Tucumcari
Convention Center. Rodriguez and the other comedians of the
show took time to thank area residents for attending the event.

By Thomas Garica QCS Senior Writer Area residents enjoyed a night of laughter Saturday night from the punchlines and life experiences of four performers at the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Nothing was off limits as the comedians observed  personal, social and world events, each adding a unique insight and spin. “I […]