Country’s sprawl is BANANAs

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It looks like the prices of homes are finally collapsing. Could that  be a blessing for the nation? An end to the continuing suburban sprawl? A return to the American Dream? Here in Tucumcari we’ve been lucky. Anecdotal evidence shows that people are looking to buy, that many Realtors […]

April 29, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 5:29 p.m., a female reported a dispute between neighbors at Turner Street. A person was complaining that the neighbor wasn’t controlling a dog and it was attacking rabbits. The neighbors were told […]

March 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:52 a.m., an officer reported an open door on Center Street. The gate was locked, but the wood door on the building was not. The officer alerted the person leasing the […]

March 8, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 4:18 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a city building. The building was secured. • At 5:59 a.m., a female reported a possible DWI at a hotel. Somebody was found […]

Art center coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Soon, Quay County artists won’t have to travel to exhibit in a gallery, rent studio space, be counseled in business and marketing advice or even share a cup of coffee with fellow creators. An entire art center — with café — is coming to Tucumcari. “Other communities have turned themselves into […]

Meslands growing in all directions

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College is getting bigger, thanks to two recent developments that mean expansion, innovation and economic growth for the community, according to college Public Relations Director John Yearout. First up is a massive grant — $63,000 — that was awarded to Mesalands for its North American Wind Research and Training […]

It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in […]

Credit union remembers its roots

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Those trekking through Tucumcari may need a double take when they notice what looks like the old train depot in the middle of Route 66. A second glance proves the building is not the railroad station at all, but Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. Working with the Dallas architecture firm Financial Design […]

San Jon residents gather at future town hall site

QCS Staff San Jon officials gathered at the site of their planned 2,000-square-foot village hall Tuesday evening for the official groundbreaking. Village officials had about $230,000 in grant money assembled in August to pay for the hall’s construction. The state Legislature provided $140,000 and $80,000 came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s community facilities program, […]

New facility approved for college

QCS Staff The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees has approved a plan to build a 2,400 square-foot training facility, expected to be completed by July 2006. The facility will house a lab for the college’s new building trades program and a lab for business office technology training. “In the building trades program, students will […]