Public Record Dec. 31

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 29 • About 9 a.m. a male reported a burglary of an automobile and officers advised that a CD player was stolen out a Cadillac Deville at a business on the 1100 block of West Tucumcari […]

Locals say beef safe despite Mad Cow scare

By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]

Artists display favorite works

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]

Local firm garners national attention

QCS Reports All Rite Towing and Repair, Inc. of Tucumcari has received national recognition from the trade publication American Towman Magazine. The area towing a repair firm has been included in Towman 500 — The Most Progressive Towmen in America. “I am ecstatic about the honor,” said All Rite Towing and Repair owner Linda Unruh. […]

Community church service set for Sunday

QCS Reports The sixth-annual Community Church Service is scheduled to take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center Sunday, and according to Rev. James Witcher of Tucumcari he is expecting a good turnout. “Well, we had over 400 people last year,” said Witcher, “and we’re putting out more than 450 chairs this year. And we can […]

Mayor proclaims MLK day official

QCS Reports During the second December meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Mayor Calvin L. Litchfield has officially proclaimed that Monday, Jan. 19 will be declared Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Tucumcari. “I urge all citizens to join me in the celebration thereof and to take this opportunity to reflect upon […]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next […]

Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and […]

Bingo raises money for Rally

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By TV Hagenah Many of the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars got together Thursday evening to help out someone helping out someone else. According to the commander of the Tucumcari VFW post Oracio Encinias, the Thursday bingo was to help out the organizers of the Mother Road Rally planned for June to get […]

City road work continues

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari officials said road work in town is flowing along well and “weather permitting” promises to have three more roads in town in good shape by mid-January. Tucumcari Director of Community Development Doug Powers said work on Rock Island St. is in the final stages and work on Seventh St. has begun […]