Fireworks in video night deposit causes alarm

By Quay County Staff Tucumcari Fire Department and police responded to an alarm for a structure fire Tuesday night at Bubbles Video at First and Hines. Officials said someone dropped fireworks in the video return drop box. Firefighters put out the blaze, which melted the plastic video basket, with water. The fireworks caused a smoke [...]

Mystery box solved

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George Moon of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the mystery out of the mystery box that appeared on the cover of an August issue with the Route 66 flea market story. Moon said the box was, in fact, a nail stripper, as surmised by the box’s owner Kelli Goldsmith. He said he used one for years [...]

Treasure hunting

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea [...]

9/24 Construction alert

Since South First Street construction is now switching to the southbound lanes, a number of residents on South First south of Route 66 will have their mail delivery affected. To facilitate matters, Postmaster Rob Roark said they are installing a Neighborhood Delivery and Collection box for customers’ convenience. The box, which was installed Friday, is [...]

Some Tucumcari folks have fun with the often mundane

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun For most, going to get the mail is no big deal. But not so for some folks in Tucumcari who have jazzed up their curb with a splash of daisies, a hint of mint or a flash of John Deere green. City residents will also find a Harley-inspired whip [...]

Grace Madrid

Grace Madrid Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. She worked as a [...]

Post office boxes attacked

William Thompson For the second time in 90 days, the Tucumcari Post Office has reported a window broken on a post office box inside the post office lobby. Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. a post office employee notified Tucumcari Police of the latest break-in. The postal official in charge of the Tucumcari Post Office, Rob [...]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at [...]

Altrusa Sets book drops

TV Hagenah According to Glenda Reid of the Tucumcari Altrusa organization, on Monday, March 8, the Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari placed a “little blue house” book drop box in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Bank on First Street in Tucumcari. Reid said the book drop box will serve as a focal point for [...]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles [...]