San Jon family donates antique printing press to museum

Gerlad White, left, demonstrates to Gilbert Rivera, right, how the Challenge Gordon printing press works.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A San Jon family donated a 19th-century Challenge Gordon platen-job printing press that has been in their family since 1950, to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Gerald White and Carol White Nash watched as a skid loader lifted and removed the more than 200-pound press that had been in the […]

Cut ’em out, Rawhide


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two days of events across the community, representation of three families of “Rawhide” stars and more than 2,000 in attendance have the Rawhide Days Festival coordinators looking toward next year’s event. Event founder Karen Alarcon said she was ecstatic and almost in tears as she rode in Saturday’s parade […]

Late ‘Rawhide’ actor’s wife surprised at local festival for TV series


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer With a bit of deception, luck and help from his cousins, Mark Brinegar, son of the late “Rawhide” actor Paul Brinegar, turned Friday’s seemingly impromptu trip to Tucumcari into a memory his mother will treasure for years to come. As Mark and his cousins, Steve Brinegar and Paul Brinegar, […]

City tables proposed ordinance amid concerns

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer City commissioners will take another look and make amendments to a proposed ordinance for yard, garage and rummage sales after hearing concerns voiced by residents Thursday at City Hall. A public hearing for  Ordinance 1136 was listed on Thursday’s agenda, although commissioners moved to postpone the second reading and […]

Menus— April 20

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for March April 21-27. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken taco, pinto beans, calabacitas, Jell-O Friday Philly steak sandwich, French fries, broccoli, cantaloupe Monday Hamburger macaroni, green beans, corn, apricots, peanut butter cookies Tuesday Chicken tenders, mashed […]

Calendar— April 20

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday San Jon School’s Child Find: 9 a.m., – 11:30 a.m., San Jon Schools Mesalands Stampede Fiesta: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., North American Wind Research and Training Center Friday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Mesalands Spring Rodeo: 6 p.m., Quay County […]

Scholarship offered to local students

Staff Report Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is offering two scholarships to residents of Quay County to help them complete an associate’s degree in nursing. “Dan C. Trigg understands the important role nurses have in caring for the residents of Quay County, which is why they are offering the two scholarships,” said Kerri Dufault, […]

Plane lands with no power West of Tucumcari

New Mexico State Police Officers and the Quay County Sheriff's Office secure the scene of an emergency landing of a single engine plane Wednesday on Interstate 40 West of Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Interstate-40 traffic was a bit more congested than usual on Wednesday morning. An Indiana couple landed their single-engine airplane on the median about 15 miles west of Tucumcari, after losing power. “This was the first landing without power for the both of us,” said Ronald Beyers. “It’s also […]

Banquet record set


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A record-attending crowd of 385 people enjoyed a shrimp broil dinner, silent auction and entertainment Saturday by motivational and comedic performer Chad Prather at the annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber banquet. This year’s banquet had the largest number of people to attend the banquet in a decade, said Gail Sanders, […]

Residents, city to discuss proposed ordinance

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A former city resident has started an online petition against the proposed Ordinance 1136 that will undergo its second reading and possible approval, tabling or failing at Thursday’s regular meeting at City Hall in Tucumcari. Ordinance 1136, which when approved, will add chapter 5.30 to the Tucumcari City Municipal […]