Mariachi in Tucumcari


What: The annual Christmas Mariachi concert, headlining Reynaldo Maestas with special guest Romano Enrique, a professional mariachi from Spain who is Reynaldo’s cousin, along with Mariachi Tenampa, New Mexico’s premiere mariachi group, and the Baila, Baila Dancers. The show was sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, Mesalands Community College and the Elks’ Lodge. […]

12/21 Notable notes

Tipsy tow at it again During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, AAA New Mexico’s Tipsy Tow program will again be available for a free tow and ride home for the intoxicated driver, according to a release from AAA. The release said service will run from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 1, and can […]

Motor lodge declared a landmark


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand […]

Upscale community approved to move in


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A possible economic boon is coming to Quay County in the form of a scenic golf course, marina, equestrian club and lakefront homes. Officially known as Ute Lake Ranch, this multi-million dollar complex will be built on the outskirts of Tucumcari, on the south side of Ute Lake, seven miles north […]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, […]

12/17 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk; Lunch — Beef patties with cheese, French fries, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Hot ham croissant, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Pepperoni or supreme pizza, sweet peas, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Christmas buffet and a […]

12/17 Senior citizens menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chicken fajita, tortilla, chili beans, spiced apples, milk. Tuesday: Beef stew, corn bread, tossed salad, white cake, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Green chili chicken enchiladas, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers, milk. Friday: Closed.

12/17 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 10:16 p.m., a female reported vandalism at College and Route 66. Police arrived to find the tires slashed on her vehicle. At 11:12 p.m., a male called to report trucks running behind […]

Year in review: July 2005


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Santa comes early for kids in need


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Santa came early this year for some kids in Tucumcari. He also came dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle. And it wasn’t just one St. Nick. Several dozen proverbial Santas, male and female, accompanied by a police escort, showed up on their bikes Saturday to bring early cheer to kids […]