Senior olympics


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Betty Bason’s got a gun — and she sure knows how to use it. So said the folks at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games when they handed her the gold medal in the rifle standing category earlier this month in Albuquerque. Bason, 72, beat out seniors from […]

Making life bear-able


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff What’s cute and cuddly and rides in a cop car? Although some may be tempted to name their favorite officer, the answer that’s sought is a teddy bear — specifically, the more than 100 bears hand-crafted and sewn by Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters and donated to city and state police during […]

Tattooed in Tucumcari


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff While many tattoos come about for symbolic, artistic or even absurd reasons, two Tucumcari artists said they entered the tattoo world for love. Actually, they did not get their first inking for love, but learned their craft because of it. Here are their stories. Outlaw tattoo Robert Alarcon said his […]

8/27 Senior citizen menu

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Baked chicken nuggets, sauces, baked potato wedges, broccoli, whole wheat roll, margarine, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday: Tacos, tomato, lettuce, onion, pinto beans, salsa, bananas, strawberries, milk. Wednesday: Chili dog, onions, cheese, potatoes deluxe, Brussels sprouts, quick brownies, milk. Thursday: Trailblazer, corn, ranch beans, biscuit, margarine, banana pudding., milk. Friday: Frito […]

8/27 School menus

House School Menu Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal or cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch — Ham sandwich, chips/carrot sticks, pudding cup, milk or juice. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal or cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch — Roast beef sandwich, chips/carrot sticks, pudding sticks, milk or juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal or cereal […]

New Logan Schools band to play for area teams


By Martha Frost: QCS staff Logan Schools got a brand new band — and they want to be playing Tucumcari’s song and House’s song and the songs for Santa Rosa and San Jon — as well as their own. That’s right, band leader Andrea Rinestine is asking all the schools Logan competes with to send […]

Fair comes to close


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff So what was your favorite part of last week’s Quay County Fair? The frequent live bluegrass music? The curly fries? The rides? For Megan Thompson, it may have been the four belt buckles she received for her fine array of livestock, namely a heifer named Muffin. Not only did Thompson, […]

Road repairs top roundtable discussion


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari community, business and education leaders got their voices heard and their ideas carried off to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., when the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico headed a recent roundtable luncheon at the Holiday Inn. With two elected officials and nearly 30 Tucumcari advocates on […]

Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and […]

Attempt made to gain access to jail


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The Quay County Detention Center experienced a jail break over the weekend. No inmates attempted to escape, but Detention Center Administrator Anthony Elebario said there is evidence someone tried to break in. The report at the Quay County sheriff’s office states “vandalism” and “criminal damage to property” occurred to […]