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 […]

Traffic safety halting issue


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South […]

Water money pours into Tucumcari


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Federal money for city water projects poured into Tucumcari. Specifically, a total of $940,200 was given in the form of grants and loans to fund a portion of the water lines that need replacing beneath the major construction zone still under construction. “This is for the utility section of the First […]

Year in review: June 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. The following events made headlines in June 2005. June 1: Ground was broken on the elaborate and lengthy First Street construction project. June 2: A new 2,400-square-foot training facility was approved […]

Pass the decorations and the salt, please


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Nottingham Fair is in town – along with a cast of Disney characters, angels and teddy bears all donned in holiday fare. There’s even indoor ice skating. Of course, it only works if one is about one inch tall, as the ice rink and carnival are among the dozens of […]

Students deck the cookies at High Desert


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Middle School student Louie Leyva said he never baked anything before in his life, much less Christmas cookies. And neither Leyva nor anyone in his home economics class, now known as family consumer science, had ever taken a couple batches out to decorate with anyone. But Friday found five of […]

12/14 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a burglary on South Third. Police arrived to find electronic equipment taken and put a special watch on the location until further notice. At 9:22 a.m., a […]

Retired woman of the year


Who: Diana Beck, longtime Tucumcari resident, supporter and caretaker who said she shocked the nation – or at least local residents – when she retired in July. Claims to fame: Too lengthy to include them all, Beck’s latest award came from the Altrusa club as Retired Woman of the Year. In her introduction, the group […]

Parade of lights hits highest wattage yet


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Saturday’s annual Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights contained hours of preparation, dozens of participants and tens of thousands of lights. And what did kids in the crowd say they liked best about the parade? The candy. At least that was the answer from 5-year-olds Sierra Sandoval and Amunique Angel as […]

Phi Theta Kappa more than just a fancy name

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College students who belong to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society do more than just sit around with a fancy title, said new member Jinnah Bates. She said they go out and actively do things, with activities like their upcoming cancer awareness campaign, and the goal of developing leadership […]