Ride through the country educational

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie has decided she may not take any more Sunday drives unless I assure her I know where we are going. She tends to get a little excited when I tell her we are hopelessly lost and may not be able to to find our way home before dark. She […]

Another chance to learn history comes

By Lyn Moncus: QCS Columnist The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society, encouraged by Noel Pugach of the History Department at the University of New Mexico, has donated thirteen booklets about Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico to Tucumcari Historical Museum. These booklets will be available to the public beginning next week. Because Mr. Pugach has called […]

Coffee goes great with memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist By living in a rural area and knowing a little of the history, I am sometimes privileged to meet total strangers in search of information about their forebears. Just this week, for instance, two cousins, J.G. and T.H. Lancaster, called to ask if I could meet them somewhere to talk […]

Tucumcari history teacher nabs long-awaited honors

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School history instructor Michael Russell likens himself to actress Susan Lucci. Not because he’s starred in soap operas or even teaches acting, but because he’s been up for Teacher of the Year honors for about a decade and never nabbed the title, not unlike Lucci with her daytime Emmy […]

Best television remains unplugged

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural […]

A church called home

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff The First Baptist Church at Logan celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with a program that was a year in the planning, according to Centennial Chairman Sandy Charles. The celebration included words from the current pastor, Steve Kulback Jr., and church historian, Lester Parrish, plus hymns and a good old-fashioned church […]

State launches jistorical Web site

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Anyone who wonders how Tucumcari got its name, or what New Mexico was like in 1842 or what battles took place on the plains can now get their answers online. A new Web site was launched Thursday by State Historian Estevan Rael-Galvez that will answer these questions — and […]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built Route 66 with festivals focusing on the highway’s past and purpose. This year marks the fifth annual “Best Little Festival on Route 66” happening in Tucumcari on Thursday, Friday and Saturday hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. […]

Museum to offer barbecue

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Historical Museum hosts a chuck wagon barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Duane Moore, head of the museum’s research institute, said it’s a good chance for the museum’s 90 or so members to socialize and for non-members to find out what museum membership offers. “Members of the museum and research […]

Conchas girl goes to D.C.

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Conchas middle schools student whose favorite subject is American History, will be representing her town on at a leadership conference in March in Washington, D.C. Sara Miller, 12, will be attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in the nation’s capital from March 14-20. Miller’s mother Kelly […]