Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Planes fill skies over Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia The light rain and heavy overcast clouds gave way to blue skies and the aircraft performing Wednesday during the Tucumcari Rotary Club/Chamber of Commerce Air Show. “I think we did all right, the airshow turned out pretty good,” said Bob McClelland Jr., airshow coordinator. As the crowd began to enter the gates, the […]

County fair books available

QCS staff Powder Blue Premium Books for the Quay County Fair are now available free of charge. Pick up yours at the Extension Office located in the Terry Turner Building at 216 E Center or at various businesses around town. Get your book and start preparing your items to enter in the fair. For information […]

Blue-footed booby makes unprecedented appearance at Conchas Lake

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Bird watchers are migrating to Conchas Lake for the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a blue-footed booby. That’s an ocean bird, for the uninitiated. First spotted Aug. 15, bird enthusiasts speculate the juvenile bird got caught up in a storm and landed in New Mexico, though park […]

Bluegrass festival offers open mic night

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QCS Staff The Eastern New Mexico Blue Grass and Old Tyme Music Association’s inaugural Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday. “The event is an opportunity to bring tourist dollars into Tucumcari,” said David Morris, event coordinator. Morris said 300 invitations have mailed and radio advertising is airing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have had flyers sent […]

04-22-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 10:24 a.m., a male reported his metallic blue custom bike had been stolen from his residence on north College Street sometime in the last four days.l […]

Fair opens: From beginners to winners

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By QCS Staff Two-year old Kirksey Lynae Smith took the blue ribbon in the Mini-Booster category of the Shepherd’s Lead, one of the first competitions signaling the opening of the Quay County Fair. Contestants must lead their sheep, and wear a garment that’s at least 50 percent wool. GiGi Parker coordinated the annual event. Judging […]

Summer crafts leads to patriotic paintings

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By QCS Staff Red, white and blue wind chimes and sun catchers for the July 4th holiday were the craft of the week at the summer reading program at the Tucumcari Public Library. In all, 102 kids participated, said Mary Ann Molinas, library director. “The crafts are one of my favorite,” said Reagan Runyan. Last […]

Bike Notes: Memorial rally at Blue Swallow, Toulouse trek, VFW benefit poker run

Holiday rally rides into Tucumcari for birthdayThree Route 66 icons will be hosting the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club (VRCC) for a get together BBQ on Route 66 on Memorial weekend. The Blue Swallow, Motel Safari, and the Pow-Wow Inn are teaming up for three days of festivities for bike riders from around the country.“We’re having […]

Baby blue Thunderbird lost in stampede

By Baxter Black We all face our own addictions — chocolate, horse training clinics or chewing tobacco. Lonnie’s curse was whiskey. With the help of AA and a loving family, he finally put his demon behind him. But those who know the problem appreciate that the demon waits just around the corner. Lonnie worked for […]