County looks for way out of trash

TV Hagenah Quay County is looking at getting out of the trash business. At Monday’s meeting of the Quay County Commission, commissioners and Quay County Manager Terry Turner discussed the problems that have come to the county with handling trash pick up and providing trash drop off for county residents. County commissioners pointed to a […]

Wang Dang Doodle ready

William Thompson The Route 66 Festival’s “Wang Dang Doodle Parade” is set for Saturday, July 10. According to Virginia Wright, Director of the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce, the unique feature of the parade is that anyone can participate. “There is no pre-registration and no entry fee for those wishing to be a part of the […]

Logan sets up for July 4 weekend

William Thompson Record crowds are expected for Logan’s Fourth of July weekend this year. The city will hold a parade on Saturday July 3, and the Logan Chamber of Commerce will be holding a free bean feed and a fireworks show at Ute Lake State Park that same day. Jeannean Sanchez, one of the directors […]

City kennel offers last hope for strays

William Thompson Mike Martinez, Tucumcari’s Animal Control Supervisor, said that as long as there is enough space in the city’s dog kennel, dogs and cats that reside there are not in danger of being euthanized. Right now, according to Martinez, the kennel houses only one dog and one cat. “It’s a really slow period right […]

Ranch Rodeo set to take place July 9-10

TV Hagenah The Third Annual Kiwanis Ranch Rodeo will be held July 9 and 10 at the Quay County Fair Grounds in Tucumcari. Working ranch teams from the United States and Canada use their everyday working ranch skills and compete in Ranch Bronc Riding, team doctoring, team penning, wild cow milking, team branding and the […]

Ute Lake gets busier in 2004

David Arkin Things have been jumping for fishermen, bait stores and park officials this summer at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan. And this weekend is expected to be no different. With the July 4 weekend approaching, officials at the park say they are getting ready for large crowds, something they’ve been accustomed to […]

Fire restrictions set

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even stricter restrictions,” […]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money […]

Route 66 Festival to feature dinner show

William Thompson The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Route 66 Association are bringing a nationally known comic, Ruby Ann Boxcar, to Tucumcari for the Route 66 Festival. The event’s dinner show is set for 7 p.m. July 9 in the Tucumcari Convention Center Ballroom. Boxcar, a male, portrays a female in his […]

Woman maintains treasure of post cards

William Thompson FORREST – Judy Rush may have one of the more unique collections of post cards in New Mexico. Many of her post cards date from the early 1900’s and were sent to and from locations in what is now Quay County. Rush said she and her sister, Diana Rush, found two large vintage […]