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 […]

No loafing around done here

By Marlena Hartz: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Some detention centers in America are trying a new menu item called prison loaf — that day’s meal ground up, floured, baked, and served in a bread-like form. The idea is to curb food fights or make them less of a mess. Clovis jail officials have tried the prison loaf, […]

7/16 Around Town

Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa will join Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., in marriage at 4 p.m. on July 30 at the United Methodist Church in Logan. The announcement was made by James’ parents, Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa. Hodgen is the son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale, Ind. […]

Treasure hunting at garage sales

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari resident Mary Ann Molinas laughs when she admits it, but, yes, she once bought a bed pan at a garage sale. “It was made out of that blue and white speckled tin like they used in old dishes,” she said of her 50-cent purchase. “I was going to […]

Route 66 gets new face


By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari residents will soon be able to get even bigger kicks on Route 66. The Mother Road is scheduled to get a facelift beginning next month, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. One stretch slated for repaving runs from the Mountain Road intersection near Kmart all the […]

Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by the Tucumcari police. According to reports: Monday l At 9:24 a.m., a male reported a missing wallet at a local store. He said he put his wallet in a basket and somebody took it. He reported his wallet contained his identification, credit and bank cards […]

County discusses lake ranch project

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun It will take more than 20 years to complete and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it could help provide the shot in the arm Tucumcari needs to become a thriving hub of activity. The Ute Lake Ranch Project, according to Quay County Manager Terry Turner, could one […]

Teen pregnancy down in county

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari knows all about teen pregnancy, according to statistics from the Maternal Child and Community Health Council (MCCH). But while Quay County once had one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the nation, said Alida Brown, coordinator for MCCH, that is changing. Quay County’s teen pregnancy rate dropped 53 […]

Rootin’ tootin’ good time


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When longtime Tucumcari resident Elmer Schuster thinks of Route 66, he thinks of cars. In fact, he said he’d expect most people to think of cars — and he was glad to see 62 of them driving in the car show he chaired for the Rotary Club during the […]