School Lunch Menus

House Monday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Roast beef sandwich, chips/carrot sticks, pudding sticks, milk or juice. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Turkey sandwich, lettuce/carrot sticks, fruit cup, milk or juice. Wednesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch […]

Some Tucumcari folks have fun with the often mundane


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun For most, going to get the mail is no big deal. But not so for some folks in Tucumcari who have jazzed up their curb with a splash of daisies, a hint of mint or a flash of John Deere green. City residents will also find a Harley-inspired whip […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.


By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]

City celebrates $100,000 worth of history

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun In August 1940 Tucumcari and cities all over New Mexico were celebrating the journey of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado through New Mexico and the Southwest. The Spanish explorer expected to find streets paved with gold and houses studded with turquoise, but the only gold Coronado and his men found […]

8/17 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8 a.m., a retail store clerk reported vandalism to the shop. Police arrived to find a small hole and broken window, apparently done by a BB gun. • At 11:08 a.m., a […]

Football Schedule

It’s was kick-off time for the Rattler Football season with the full schedule appearing below. (Two-a-days began Monday.) Aug. 19 time TBA — St. Mikes Scrimage, away Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. — Mora, away Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. — Crownpoint, home Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. — Estancia, home Sept. 16 at 7 […]

8/17 Community Notes

Depot artwork still up for grabs The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce said it has extended the drawing for Sharon Quarles’ train depot artwork to Nov. 28. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the chamber office. All proceeds benefit the chamber. For more information, call 461-1694. Vacancy on chamber board The Chamber Board […]

City Commission talks trash, alleys, airport

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners spent a good portion of Thursday’s meeting talking trash. Effective Sept. 15, they said the city will begin heavy enforcement of the Solid Waste Ordinance. This means placing anything besides household trash in the dumpsters is prohibited. Non-household trash items will not be picked up unless […]

8/13 Community Notes

Tucumcari online An update made on Tucumcari’s Web site at will soon allow viewers to check out an informative video about Tucumcari and what it has to offer, according to a release from e-LocalLink, a division of CGI who produced the video. The video will allow computer uses a glimpse of all Tucumcari has […]

Latest Rattler Reunion is always the best of all

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist The 35th Rattler Reunion is now history, but it provided us with many wonderful memories and made us eager to attend again next year. After each of those 35 gatherings, we have proclaimed the last as best and know we will feel the same after the 36th. The Golden Rattler […]