District 4 candidates have different ideas for improving city

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun All three candidates for the Tucumcari District 4 City Council seat have been in the city long enough to experience what they’d call good times and bad times. With that in mind, all three think Tucumcari can do better in the next four years. “I believe we have some […]

Candidate close-up: Crellin

By Norma Jean Crellin: Guest columnist I came to Tucumcari in 1938 with my parents, Oscar and Nora Redhage, from Kansas City, Mo., entered third grade at Four Points, and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1948. After attending Kansas City Business College, I worked as a legal secretary for Rowley, Breen and Bowen for […]

Candidate close-up

By Keith Hayes I was transplanted to Tucumcari via Swickly, Penn., Fort Bragg, N.C., Morgantown, La., and Miles, Texas. I was born in 1942 and my dad was in the military until we settled here in 1947. I attended the Tucumcari schools for 12 years. I went to first grade at Central School, which now […]

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 […]

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Tax help available Low-income people can get TAXHELP now through April 17 from a program offered by Eastern Plains Community Action Agency, according to a release from the organization. TAXHELP is available from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the release said, asking people bring their […]

Commission approves development funding

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Imagine Quay County a thriving hub of successful business, new high-paying jobs and a fully stocked 650-acre industrial park. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp’s Pete Kampfer has that vision. But he also knows the adage says it takes money to make money. Thus he was on hand at a special City […]

Business day in Santa Fe Jan. 24

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local business people also get their day in Santa Fe when the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) holds its Business Day in Santa Fe on Jan. 24, according to a release from the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. Business Day will be preceded by a legislative reception on Jan. 23 […]

Ute Lake Ranch gets rollicking reaction

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he’s already seeing the bucks roll in from Ute Lake Ranch, the 25,000-acre development under construction on the outskirts of town. And his entire family is excited about the project. “It brings people into the community with the purpose of staying — we think […]

Tucumcari club gathers TLC

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Brittany Rodgers said she couldn’t even imagine what it would be like to not have everything one needs at Christmas. This is one of the reasons she said she is participating a holiday donation project. The other reason is because she is state president of Tucumcari’s Business Professionals of America […]

Gas prices soaring higher

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The pinch of soaring gas prices is leaving its mark in Quay County. Tucumcari police reports indicated four separate gas skips last weekend. Quay County commissioners are in the process of reviewing their county vehicle policy to see how fuel can be conserved. On Wednesday, a gallon of premium unleaded at […]