Numbers up for Logan bash, but not as high as expected

By Dave Gragg The combination of a three-day weekend and the drought that has dried up many lakes in New Mexico brought more people to Ute Lake over the Fourth of July holiday than last year, although there weren’t as many people as planners had expected. The 100-plus-degree temperatures may have kept some people from […]

Motor vehicles show stuff at celebration

By Dave Gragg The fascination with Route 66 is a reflection on the nation’s fascination with the vehicles that drove down it, so a celebration of the Mother Road wouldn’t be complete without activities for cars and motorcycles. This weekend’s activities should fit the bill nicely. Friday night’s car cruise/poker run starts 5:30 p.m. at […]

City says ambulance does well in first year

By Dave Gragg City officials say they have been able to run the ambulance service cheaper without sacrificing quality after taking over the service from a private company last year. The city had contracted with Tucumcari EMT for four years to run the ambulance service for $89,500 a year. The company was owned by Tucumcari […]

Route 66 Celebration schedule

2003 Roadie Gathering & Route 66 Celebration Schedule of Events Thursday o 6 p.m. Horse Ride through the Trails West Lounge Friday o 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cruise — Tucumcari Conv. Center o 8 p.m. — “Route 66: Celebrating America’s Main Street” and Silent Auction — THS Auditorium * Saturday o 8:30 a.m. to […]

Route 66 celebration nears

Dave Gragg The days are counting down to the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International Route 66 […]

Solar cars return to Tucumcari

Dave Gragg The strange little cars that buzzed through Tucumcari two years ago are making their way back as the second biennial American Solar Challenge comes back down Route 66. The 2,300-mile race is the longest in the world, traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles using only the sun’s rays to power their bizarre-looking craft. […]

Mack’s back

Dave Gragg By Dave Gragg Quay County Sun The deadline to sign up for this year’s edition of the Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament was last week, but teams have another chance to get themselves organized and signed up. Teams can register online at www.macker.com until Sunday. Ellen White at the Quay County Clerk’s Office […]

Tumbler pigeons win honors

Marla Tarter The 20 birds vaulted from their loft and headed skyward in a tightly knit spiral. Silhouetted against the grey of an overcast sky, the birds seemed to tumble from the air only to right themselves in mid-flight and scramble for altitude before tumbling again. And again. And again, like rambunctious children on arial […]

Family honors man with hand-dug grave

Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy and old cowboys buried each other,” said son Dale Fought of Buckeye, Ariz. His […]

Tourism head says interest in outlaw could bring in more tourism

Dave Gragg Tucumcari and Quay County must assess on what will draw in tourists and then market those assests, New Mexico’s secretary of Tourism told about 20 people Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The recent excitement about Billy the Kid could be a boon for the area because Tucumcari is close to Fort Sumner […]