Holiday recollections in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, those of us in the over-the-hill-gang tend to cause the climbers to roll their eyes as we recall our memories of Christmas during our childhood. We merely smile because we feel sure they will do likewise as they age and begin to share their memories. [...]

New Mexico to join the Rose Bowl parade

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari residents who spot a caravan of classic cars hauling down old Route 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday need not be alarmed. Unless, of course, one is alarmed by the thought of New Mexico being a part of this year’s Rose Bowl Parade. New Mexico’s Classic Car Caravan, comprised of nearly [...]

Don’t get mad — get constructive

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor My water bottle froze on the nightstand. One of our goats was dancing on the trough that holds their water — iced water, that is. I etched “this stinks” into the frost patch that formed on the inside of our kitchen window. Yes, it’s cold. And it makes me [...]

Holiday travel can mean safe travel

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Not everyone may be going over the river and through the woods this holiday season, but according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the year-end stretch marks one of the busiest travel times in the United States. Their statistics say during the Christmas to New Year holiday season, travel is up [...]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure [...]

Altrusa Car Party revving it up

Rev the engines, for it’s time once again for the annual Altrusa Car Party, happening at 6 p.m. tonight at the Elk’s Club. Altrusa President Glenda Reid is expecting the customary 300 to 400 people for the dining, dancing — and chance to win a brand new car — as the $100 tickets have all [...]

Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and [...]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the [...]

Teenager killed in I-40 rollover

By QCS Staff A teenage girl was killed after her car rolled over on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Natasha Serrano, 16 of Santa Rosa, was heading west near Santa Rosa when she drove off the left shoulder, back into the left lane and [...]

Rootin’ tootin’ good time

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When longtime Tucumcari resident Elmer Schuster thinks of Route 66, he thinks of cars. In fact, he said he’d expect most people to think of cars — and he was glad to see 62 of them driving in the car show he chaired for the Rotary Club during the [...]