The highway has come a long way

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who grew up along Highway 66 during its heyday had no idea that it would become Historic Route 66. Nor did we realize when we were swimming at Metropolitan Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, that it would fall into such disrepair. We even thought Main […]

Aggie speaks again

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist I, Aggie, have locked all the doors so the slave won’t know I am writing and hope she doesn’t find the keys until we have finished our visit. She has been more selfish than ever by refusing to let me sit at the computer, but she has mentioned that a […]

Easter a perfect time for a canyon trip

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Correspondent Easter afternoon was perfect time for Aggie and me to drive to “the canyons of home” in order to enjoy some much needed solitude and to appreciate the silence of the llano. Besides, Aggie deserved a smooth ride on pavement for a change after having been bounced all over the […]

Dry year means rough rides

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Because I had heard colorful descriptions about how rough some of the county roads are, I decided to do a little driving to be sure the people knew the meaning of rough roads. Well, they surely did! Aggie and I spend much time driving on dirt roads every week, and […]

New businesses set to arrive in city

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari will soon have two new places to eat and two new places to sleep along South First Street near McStop truck stop, officials said. The quick-rising framework that will house a Long John Silvers is already rapidly under way, but that’s not the only establishment planned for the […]

Invasive plants suck New Mexico dry

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It may not be an invasion of leaf-eating beetles or the body snatchers, but conservationists say the influx of salt cedar trees in New Mexico may be equally as dangerous. Perhaps for indigenous plants the body snatcher allusion is not too far off, according to experts from New Mexico State University, […]

Tucumcari attracts all kinds (of travelers, that is)

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Not everyone who rambles across the country along Route 66 does so in their car. Sure, there are always several motorcycles out there — but two men in recent days went one step further, one of them literally. Here are their stories: Bicycle man Eric High was coming from […]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built Route 66 with festivals focusing on the highway’s past and purpose. This year marks the fifth annual “Best Little Festival on Route 66” happening in Tucumcari on Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. […]

New turbines on the way

TV Hagenah In the space of three months, wind turbines will be sprouting up along the edge of the caprock. In fact, the initial work has already begun regarding the building of the 80 new turbines to be administered by Cielo Wind Power. According to John Pelczar, of Austin, who will be in charge of […]

Man walking to Canada

William Thompson Gus Foster, 62, arrived in Tucumcari Thursday after walking from Ciudad Juarez, just across the international border with Mexico. Foster is on his way to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. “I deliberately chose the most diagonal route from the Texas-Mexico border to Canada,” said Foster. “I’m originally from Wisconsin, so I thought […]