Tucumcari gets ready to bo bowling

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN One may have heard of bowling for dollars or bowling for Columbine — but bowling in Tucumcari? Sure thing, said area resident Marion Payton, who was part of a bowling league last fall with Tucumcari teammates Donna Townsend and Linda Walker. And they’re gonna do it again. “It’s time […]

New fire truck pumped for service


By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN What’s red and yellow and lime and white and found all over? The answer is a Quay County fire truck, according to District 1 Fire Chief Gerald Lucero, who has been fighting Quay County fires for more than two decades. Of course, Lucero is not referring to one truck […]

Daughter’s memory motivates Mom to help

By Marc Schoder: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS For some, it’s just a good way to clean out the garage. For one Tucumcari woman, it’s a labor of love for a good cause. “I am not doing this garage sale for profit. I am doing it to benefit kids who have cancer in local (Albuquerque area) hospitals,” said […]

Guided tours showcase town


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When former Tucumcari residents Paul and Rosa Trujillo came back to visit this week for the first time since 1956, they said they did not expect a lot of what they saw. Yes, Route 66 was still there. Yes, the Spanish Baptist church where they were married was still […]

7/16 Udall Brief

Tucumcari residents who have something to say to U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., can do so through one of his staff members from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari City Hall, according to a release from the representative’s office. Udall aide Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents and anyone wishing […]

Cowboys are sacred folk

By Don McAlavy: QCS columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End of the Trail” photo. “End of […]

7/16 School News

Triceratops survives Independence Day storm Storm damage not only left its mark at Mesalands Community College but at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Although it was not the only topic discussed, damage to the campus kicked off the meeting with building and grounds supervisor Tommy Jones. Dean of Students Greta Estas […]

Teenager killed in I-40 rollover

By QCS Staff A teenage girl was killed after her car rolled over on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Natasha Serrano, 16 of Santa Rosa, was heading west near Santa Rosa when she drove off the left shoulder, back into the left lane and […]

7/16 Community Briefs

The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center and Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a business expansion and retention survey for the business community, according to a release from the chamber. Call Kim Floyd or Trey Kampfer at 461-4079 for more information or help with filling out […]