Wang Dang Doodle ready

William Thompson The Route 66 Festival’s “Wang Dang Doodle Parade” is set for Saturday, July 10. According to Virginia Wright, Director of the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce, the unique feature of the parade is that anyone can participate. “There is no pre-registration and no entry fee for those wishing to be a part of the [...]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money [...]

Circus comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson The Culpepper-Merriweather Great Combined Circus will raise the big top on the morning of March 31 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The circus will present two 90 minute performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Terri Moss, Home Office manager for Culpepper-Meriweather, said Tucumcari residents should expect a wide variety of entertainment. “There [...]

Monsters might help Tucumcari

TV Hagenah I was talking to the director of the Chamber of Commerce the other day and she voiced her opinion that we had no big attraction to lure visitors to town. She pointed out that Colorado Springs has Pikes Peak, Flagstaff has the Grand Canyon, Inverness, Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster and the [...]

Chamber of Commerce looks for bands

TV Hagenah IQuay County Sun Despite it being better than two full months away, Chamber of Commerce Banquet scheduled for April 8, is still on a number of people’s minds. “It’s a big event every year,” said Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Wright. “And we want to do it up right.” Wright [...]

Rattlers ready to repeat

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By Ryan Lengerich When the defending state champions meet the 2001 title winner Saturday, Rattlers head coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ fate may depend on big plays. District 2 champion Tucumcari (7-2) will meet District 3 runner-up Tularosa (5-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rattler Stadium in the first round of the state playoffs. [...]

Concert unites music fans

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By Ryan Lengerich The Air Force Band of the West jazzed up Tucumcari Tuesday evening and was treated to a standing ovation by the audience. More than 450 jazz and big band fans of all ages attended the hour and a half show by “Dimensions in Blue,” a 20-person unit of the United States Air [...]

Rattlers don’t want ‘big head’

By Ryan Lengerich The Tucumcari football team battles Questa Friday in what should be this season’s final tuneup. The Rattlers (1-0) meet Questa (0-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Rattler Stadium. The two team’s opening games were blowouts with Tucumcari giving a beating and Questa taking one. Clayton steamed into Questa and bounced the home team [...]

Lessons and paper clips, what could be better?

Dave Gragg Sometime last year, I got a call from Sgt. Andy Baldridge at the New Mexico State Police. Seems he was trying to start up a Citizens Police Academy and he wanted to know if I would be interested in being in the first class. Obviously it wouldn’t be the full training police receive, [...]

May 7

Angela Christine Reuther Angela Christine Reuther, 23, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in San Miguel County. Born Sept. 14, 1979, in Tacoma, Wash., she attended schools at Anchorage, Alaska; Flagstaff, Ariz. and Camp Verde, Ariz.; where she participated in the Speech and Debate team Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Equestrian Club. She received her bachelor’s [...]