Blue Swallow to get new owners

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field […]

Students getting fix by helping people

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College diesel instructor Jerry Welch said it’s not odd to fix a car or two even though his class is geared for big trucks. Nor is it odd, he said, for students to bring in their own cars once in a while when they need something tinkered […]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire […]

Feb. 18 Notable Notes

Class of 1976 to meet The Tucumcari High School class of 1976 is having a meeting Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Elks Club. Water meeting set for Feb. 27 A five-county citizen steering committee guding the Northeast New Mexico Regional Water plan will wrap up outstanding water issues at its next meeting, scheduled […]

2-18 Police Blotter

Here is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 3:32 a.m., a female called in a suspicious vehicle at South Sixth. The vehicle in question was determined to be a newspaper delivery vehicle. • At 7:52 a.m., a male called in vandalism […]

2-18 Around Town

Juliaveve Arredondo will be 2 on Sunday. She will be celebrating with her great-grandmother Marie Sturdivant in Portales. She is the daughter of Rick and Shannon Arredondo of Clovis and the niece of Aaron and Lynnsel Hall of Tucumcari. Grandparents are David and Shedra Hall of Tucumcari and Francisco and Lidia Arredondo of Abernathy, Texas. […]

2-18 Local menus

Logan Monday: Bagel, cream cheese, juice and milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets/strips, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans or salad, hot rolls, cherry cobbler, milk. Tuesday: Donuts, juice, milk. Lunch: Sirloin tips, mushroom gravy, broccoli/cheese sauce, salad, Jell-O, milk Wednesday: Preschool — NutraGrain bar. Breakfast: Cinnamon roll, juice, milk. Lunch: Green chili stew, chicken noodle soup, corn bread […]

New businesses set to arrive in city

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari will soon have two new places to eat and two new places to sleep along South First Street near McStop truck stop, officials said. The quick-rising framework that will house a Long John Silvers is already rapidly under way, but that’s not the only establishment planned for the […]

School officials aim to meet accreditation standards

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials profess high standards. A group of educational gurus from from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School improvement help them reach those goals. Tucumcari Superintendent William Reents said the accreditation team will be in town April 18-21 to make sure the elementary and high schools […]

Senator Quay has interesting history

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Even those who live in Quay County may not be aware the term “Quayism” exists. No, it does not mean full of motels, grassland and ranchers and snaked by Route 66. Quayism is synonymous with “shrewd or even ruthless,” according to the Web site bookrags.com, and it was a […]