Light contest registration on

QCS staff Registration for the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Light contest has begun. There will be first, second and third place awards for residential and business categories. There is no entry fee and you don’t have to be a chamber member to enter. Return the entry form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. All residences […]

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 […]

Chamber, rotary members call shrimp boil successful

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Russell Anglin Friday night’s shrimp boil, dance and silent auction event hosted by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club was a success, according to rotary member Jim Lafferty. “The teamwork between the chamber and the rotary really payed off for both organizations, I think,” Lafferty said. Lafferty reported about 405 tickets sold at […]

Chamber, Rotary to host fundaiser

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and Tucumcari Rotary Club will hold a joint annual fundraiser Friday at the Elks Lodge. “The Chamber approached us to coordinate our events this year,” said, Bob McClelland Jr., a Rotary Club member. McClelland said this is the first year the Rotary has decided to hold a joint […]

Gas station project makes progress

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QCSun staff A beautification project started last fall by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization made some progress before a winter hiatus, chamber of commerce director Bob Beaulieu said.Beaulieu said work on the gas stations has stopped until warmer temperatures permit painting. Before colder conditions prevailed, Doug and Sharon Quarles and a group […]

Volunteers hatch revitilization plan

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Russell Anglin The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization have undertaken a new initiative to beautify the city. Local volunteers want to dress up the handful of old gas stations around town, designing the buildings with images of what the gas stations looked like in the glory days of the Route 66 era. Chamber […]

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories

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Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Press release: Chamber produces “Song of Tucumcari” CD

Freedom New Mexico Shortly after taking the Executive Director’s position at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Beaulieu noticed there were a number of songs out there with a Tucumcari theme. Folk, pop, rock, country and even big band songs. Many were older professional tunes and some were by new amateur performers with Web […]

New street pole banners in works

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS Managing Editor By Chris Schmaedeke QCS managing editor A small sampling of the new street pole banners for Tucumcari were presented at the City Commission meeting on Thursday. The Chamber of Commerce and the Lodgers’ Tax Board have worked together to produce banners which were on display at City Hall. The […]