Ready for Route 66 festival

The Route 66 Festival is set for June 15 and 16. And planners and organizers are packing activities into one solid event this year. On June 15 there will be live music and a watermelon feed at Kvols park to kick off the Route 66 Festival. On June 16 there will be events throughout the […]

Route 66 historian visits Route 66 Festival

By Staff: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Route 66 Festival began attracting vendors, visitors and, historians, too, for the weekend’s events. One of the mother road’s biggest supporters and recorders of its history is Robert Waldmire. An artist and 1965-Mustang owner, Waldmire has traversed the road several times and even made a living as a traveling […]

Pigeons, prairie chickens can teach lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist Since New Mexico’s annual Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival hits the High Plains in Milnesand next weekend, I did a very logical thing — I went to look at geese. Although geese and lesser prairie chickens may seem miles apart from each other, mainly because they are, they do have certain […]

1/18 Notable notes

Prairie chicken festival set Although the sign-up deadline for the fifth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival is April 1, early registration is urged because space is limited for the Milnesand event from April 7-9, according to a release from the state’s Department of Game and Fish. Cost is $80, which includes all field trips, […]

Route 66 by the numbers

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QCS Staff The Best Little Festival on Route 66 hits its stride today with activities ranging from vendor and food booths at Tucumcari’s Convention Center to a rodeo at the fairgrounds. Here’s a quick look at the happenings, by numbers: • 1 — murals dedicated to the Mother Road painted on the side of Lowe’s […]

UFO Festival events

QCS Staff Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle offer multiple destinations for Quay County residents looking to take a day trip this summer. One getaway spot is even out of this world, sort of. The Roswell UFO Festival is scheduled July 1-4. Promoters claim more than 10,000 people typically sign in to the International […]

Art Festival features local artists

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Art Festival is back at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the third year, with more than 30 artists participating. Everything from watercolors to bronze sculptures can be purchased from the artists. A bronze armadillo can be had for $325. A large painting by local artist Doug Quarles […]

4/6 Calendar

Today New Mexico Agriculture Keys to Survival Conference ‹ 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Mexico Tech¹s Macey Center. Registration is $20. Information: 983-4615 or 852-2668 Arch Hurley Concervancy District Board Meeting ‹ 9 a.m. at the district office, 901 E. High St. Friday Infant and Preschool child find and kindergarten registration ‹ sponsored […]

San Jon presents ‘Festival of Trees’

TV Hagenah According to Craig Stockton, the San Jon Superintendent of Schools, Sunday, Dec. 5 promises to be very special for the children of the San Jon area. San Jon will once again hold their annual Festival of Trees with the theme of Miracle at Midnight. In the festival, elementary students will put on a […]

Rock ‘n Roll caps Route 66 Festival

TV Hagenah The 2004 edition of the Route 66 Festival is over and according to the president of the association, Johnnie Meier, things came off pretty well. “I was impressed with almost everything,” said Meier. “I think everyone had a good time. At least everyone I talked to did. And having a good time and […]