Q&A: Marty Garcia

Editor’s note: Our newspaper misquoted Tucumcari school board member Marty Garcia recently. He did not say teachers’ salaries could be cut when the district goes to a four-day week this fall. A more accurate reflection of his thoughts: “I wonder how much support we would have had from teachers had the four-day week included a […]

Tucumcari out of water project

By Tony Parra Tucumcari is out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s pipeline project. Instead, city officials have opted to contract with Ute Lake Ranch, a housing development on the south side of the lake. “The City Commission (is) going to lease 3,750 acre feet of water to Ute Lake Ranch,” Tucumcari City […]

Route 66 by the numbers


QCS Staff The Best Little Festival on Route 66 hits its stride today with activities ranging from vendor and food booths at Tucumcari’s Convention Center to a rodeo at the fairgrounds. Here’s a quick look at the happenings, by numbers: • 1 — murals dedicated to the Mother Road painted on the side of Lowe’s […]

City turns to collection services

By Ryn Gargulinski If you owe money to the city’s ambulance service, expect a call from a collection agency. City officials on Tuesday agreed to use Collect Rite collection agency in efforts to recover about $200,000 in unpaid bills owed to the city’s ambulance service. Revamped roads, withdrawal from the Ute Water pipeline project and […]

Gargulinski named new managing editor

QCS Staff A New York native who professes a love for writing and adventure has been named managing editor for the Quay County Sun. Ryn Gargulinski will begin her new duties next week. Educated at Brooklyn College in New York, Gargulinski brings a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in English literature […]

July 9 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Monday • At 12:17 a.m., loud music and fireworks were reported on South Second Street. Officers informed individuals to keep the music down and put the fireworks out. • At 1:24 p.m., a breaking and entering was reported on […]

July 9 Menus

Senior citizen menus for Tucumcari, Logan, House Monday: Chili Relleno, tossed salad/dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, bananas/strawberries. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches. Wednesday: Roast beef, brown gravy, broccoli, rice and cheese casserole, buttered carrots, roll, margarine, apple crisp. Thursday: Barbecue chicken thighs, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, margarine, chocolate pudding. Friday: Sub sandwich, […]

July 9 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library new arrivals                     FICTION The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. A young woman’s quest to learn the truth about her father’s life and her mother’s death involves research into Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Dance of Death by Douglas Preston. An FBI agent confronts a murdering madman — his own brother. Killing Time by […]

July 9 Fishing Report

Here is the latest fishing report from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Santa Rosa Lake: The water continues to clear. Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, lizards and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair using shrimp on trotlines for catfish. There were no reports on other species. Sumner Lake: Fishing […]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have […]