Blame inflation for rising oil, gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Those who cannot remember the 1970s are condemned to repeat them. Even if you’re too young to remember the Disco Decade, you’ve doubtless seen pictures of cars lined up waiting to pump scarce gas at filling stations. We’d suffer that again if Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and five colleagues get their way. […]

Forces of supply, demand drive gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy […]

Closure causes concern

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Thomas Garcia The closure of the Circle K Shell gas station on the corner of South First Street and Route 66 may hinder attempts to revitalize the famed strip in Tucumcari. Crews fenced in the gas pumps at the convenience store Thursday morning. A Circle K company spokesman refused to make any comment about the […]

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 […]

06-27-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Mondayl At 7:39 a.m., a female caller on north State Hwy 469 requesting an officer in reference to vandalism of the gas pumps.l At 9:49 a.m., a female on […]

06-03-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. FridaylAt 8:56 a.m., a male reported a customer at a gas station on east Tucumcari turned in a wallet he found on gas pumps.l At 3:16 p.m., an […]

Gas prices dip below $2

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By QCS Staff Leon Hewitt of Conchas was smiling as he filled up his ‘94 GMC pickup. “The last time I filled up, it cost me $94,” Hewitt said. “Now it’s $40.” Allsup’s gasoline had been $1.99 earlier and then dropped again Friday to $1.95 Because gas had gotten so expensive Hewitt said he hadn’t […]

Man arrested in Grady fuel theft

By Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old man wanted in connection with gas thefts in Grady turned himself in to authorities Friday, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel turned himself in at the sheriff’s department around 1:30 p.m., Waller said. Daniel is accused of stealing a total of 465 gallons of […]

Newborns, Anniversary, Gas Watch, Crime stats

Azalea’s a pretty flower .. Azalea Isabel Mascarenas was born on May 21, 2007 at Clovis. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She’s the daughter of Tony and Miriam Mascarenas from Tucumcari and joins twin brothers, Omart and Oscar. Azalea’s grandparents are Danny and Edith Moralez of Tucumcari and Eloy and Maria Gardea of El […]