Heritage Dayze brings past to the present


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What do a Honky Tonk piano player, American Indian dancers and a buffalo soldier have in common? All three — and more — can be found in town this weekend at Tucumcari’s Historical Museum’s annual Heritage Dayze. The two-day extravaganza, which begins at noon on Friday and runs through 5 p.m. […]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 […]

9/21 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 2:07 p.m., a female called regarding a burglary of a vehicle at a restaurant. A report was filed. • At 8:49 p.m., an unknown female reported a suspicious subject on First and […]

Web poll results: Rattler football

The Quay County Sun Web poll asked: How do you think the Tucumcari Rattler football team will do this season? A total of 42 people responded, here is what they said: Make the play offs – 17 votes 40.48% Win more than they lose – 8 votes 19.05% Lose more than they win – 5 […]

9/17 Senior citizen menus

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli, cheese, peanut butter cookie, apricots, milk. Tuesday: Green chili chicken enchilada, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers, milk. Wednesday: Rio Grande pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, potluck roll, margarine, spice cake, milk. Thursday: Pepperoni pizza, salad, dressing, whole kernel corn, chocolate pudding, topping, milk. Friday: Hot […]

9/17 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch […]

9/17 Library books

Fiction The Interruption Of Everything by Terry McMillan. At the age of 44, an unhappily married California woman discovers that she is pregnant.   No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensues after a Texas man finds $2 million in drug money – and decides to keep it.   Lunar Park by Bret Easton […]

City commission talks trash

QCS staff City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill. With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the […]

9/17 Quay personality


Who: Delfino Garcia This Tucumcari native is a retired rancher and farmer who could also be known as the commodities man. What does that mean: Garcia is joined by his wife and 12-18 volunteers every month to hand out the government commodities to people in need. Claim to fame: A purely volunteer position that takes […]

9/17 Police blotter

Tuesday • At 7 a.m., a suspicious subject was reported on McGee. Police arrived to arrest a male for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • At 8:37 a.m., a female called to report a possible breaking and entering at an apartment complex. Police on the […]