More than 120 Logan residents help recreate historic picture

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Thomas Garcia Logan’s residents gathered to commemorate the state’s centennial celebration by recreating a historic photo. The Logan Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce invited the residents of Logan to participate in the centennial photo event on Friday. “We wanted to recreate a photo of Logan’s residents taken on Jan. 6, 1912,” said Bunny Terry, chamber […]

Sands Dorsey building concerns officials

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Thomas Garcia Three years have passed since the historic Sands Dorsey building was destroyed by fire and city officials are still seeking funding to demolish the remains. “We have not been able to find any funding for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building at this point,” said city manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said she […]

Museum set for field trip to historic churches

By QCS The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute is hosting a field trip for its membership on June 13 to the historic Catholic churches in Gallegos and Bueyeros. Cars will leave at 9 a.m. from the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams St. Bring a picnic lunch. If you are not a member and would […]

Amistad preparing for New Deal celebration May 17

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Special to the QCS Historic Amistad will host the New Deal/WPA Celebration Day on May 17. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The keynote speakers are Kathryn Flynn, executive director of the National New Deal Preservation Association, and Richard Melzer, president of The New Mexico Historical Society, author and expert on the Civilian Conservation Corps. This […]

Fire engulfs historic Sands Dorsey building

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Fire engulfed the historic Sands Dorsey building at Second and Main in Tucumcari about 5 p.m. Friday. Firefighters from the Tucumcari Fire Department along with volunteer firefighters from neighboring districts worked feverishly into the evening hours to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings. At 7 p.m. bursts of flame could still be seen […]

Odeon Theater added to Culutural Register

Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters that were placed on Friday on the State Register of Cultural Properties, said John W. Murphey, state and national register coordinator with the state’s Historic Preservation Division. Murphey said the Odeon was recognized for its Art Deco details and for the dedication of its […]

Odeon Theater up for spot on historic register

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters from throughout the state to be considered for the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, said an official of the Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division. “This has been an effort […]

Corridor plan sought by officials

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Coming up with a Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan for Quay County could help Tucumcari businesses win federal and state grants for property improvements along the highway, presenters said Friday at the introduction of a workshop for city and business leaders. The workshop — which continues from 9 a.m. […]

Conchas Dam added to national registry

By William Thompson It’s official: Conchas Dam is a historic place. The dam was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places on May 22, according to a letter received by Gary Cordova, the dam’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager. “Being part of the national registry will preserve the heritage of Conchas Dam […]