Big Brothers Big Sisters dances into new territory

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari resident Donna Garcia, who started ballet at age 4 but stopped dancing after many years because of a back injury, will soon be dancing again to a brand new tune — Big Brothers Big Sisters. Garcia said she leapt at the student internship with the organization for several reasons. For […]

Tucumcari gets ready to bo bowling

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN One may have heard of bowling for dollars or bowling for Columbine — but bowling in Tucumcari? Sure thing, said area resident Marion Payton, who was part of a bowling league last fall with Tucumcari teammates Donna Townsend and Linda Walker. And they’re gonna do it again. “It’s time […]

Fireworks sales booming

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QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the […]

Attention other 49 states: New Mexico exists

By Grant McGee It’s true. A portion of the population of the United States of America apparently can’t wrap their minds around the concept that there is a state called New Mexico. “New Mexico” magazine has a feature in their issues called “One of Our Fifty is Missing,” stories submitted by folks who had encounters […]

Crystal meth a problem in area

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

Crystal meth an ongoing problem

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

A jaundiced view of politics

TV Hagenah Political season is in high gear again. It is a weird sort of time of year for most of us, I think. For a few brief days every couple of years big time lawyers and businessmen, who are running for office, will sit there and listen to us as if they are really […]

Rattlers vs. Clayton – ‘biggest game of the year’

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Clayton at home Friday night in what Rattler coach Dub Smith called, “the biggest game of the year.” The Yellowjackets come off a win at Estancia in which they racked up nearly 500 yards of offense. Coaches for both teams recognize the importance of this […]

San Jon defeats Clovis Christian

William Thompson The San Jon Coyotes defeated Clovis Christian High School 44-30 at San Jon’s football homecoming Saturday. The Coyotes used a balanced attack in it’s second win in four games. San Jon Coach Eric Rivera said his team is on an upswing. “Our team is improving,” said Rivera. “We try to mix it up […]

Chamber stages Route 66 Festival Talent Show

Wlliam Thompson According to Kim Andrews, of the Quay County/Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce, a talent show will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Anyone may enter the talent show by contacting the chamber of commerce. There will be no entry fee. Andrews said she hopes a lot […]