Gas prices hitting record highs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The price of gas in Tucumcari was possibly the highest seen all year at the pumps on Friday. The high was $3.25 a gallon for unleaded at a majority of the stations and the low was $3.12 a gallon for regular unleaded at Circle K on South First Street, […]

January 1953

At J.C. Penney’s corduroy jackets were $7.77, large bathroom towels were 68 cents each, khaki pants were $2.50 a pair, women’s shoes sold for $2 and long winter coats for $15. … The Crescent Creamery, on East Main Street, offered a 2-cent trade in with return of one of their “Two Toter” milk containers. … […]

Letters to Editor: Rising gas prices

On Labor Day, my wife and I went to Ute Lake in Logan. We were surprised to find gasoline prices at both stations at least 20 cents cheaper than gas in Tucumcari. Given the fact that Logan is 25 miles off of Interstate-40, a small village and a tourist/recreational area that draws people all the […]

July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 9:26 a.m., a male reported a gas skip on Route 66. Officer was notified that the subject’s vehicle was las seen at restaurant. Officer advised that a note was left on […]

Ute Lake Marina opens in style for Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For some there was no better way to start the Fourth of July weekend than with free hot dogs and a new marina. That’s what about 200 guests and civic and governmental officials had to say at Friday’s noon-time grand opening of the Ute Lake Marina in Logan. “It’s […]

March 29, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Something has happened over the past several months in Tucumcari — gas prices have gone up and stayed up, even when they have fallen in nearby communities. I moved here from Santa Fe, the land of perpetually high prices. But Santa Feans decided to do something about the local retailers that cried “cost of doing business” […]

Cowboy finds haven

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mississippi cowboy Clifford Bowden said he went from having nothing in the hurricane ravaged town of Poplarville, Miss., to having a home, a job, a car — and even a girlfriend — after several weeks in Tucumcari. “I like this town,” Bowden said. “It’s really going good.” Bowden, age 24, said […]

10/5 Just passing through

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Who: Stony Davis — yes, it’s on his ID — and his friend Tyler Smith from Wheatland, Wyo. Where they’re going: Davis said they were trekking to Fort Worth where some relatives of his promised them a job. He also said this was their first lengthy trip in the car they were driving, which had […]

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 […]

8/17 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8 a.m., a retail store clerk reported vandalism to the shop. Police arrived to find a small hole and broken window, apparently done by a BB gun. • At 11:08 a.m., a […]