Truck rollover forces ramp closure

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari police had to close a ramp Thursday at the corner of South First Street and Interstate 40 because of a truck rollover. Police responded to the accident about 4:20 p.m. One person was transported by Tucumcari emergency responders to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital with minor injuries and released, said […]

Community Notes: Lujan to visit Friday, art class, Rural Development office hours to start, tax help

Lujan to visit Friday New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and congressional district candidate Ben R. Lujan will visit Tucumcari for a noon lunch Friday at the Pow Wow. Lujan is running for for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, which comprises portions of eastern New Mexico including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. The seat is currently held […]

New signage coming for hotel

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QCS Staff Next month, the official Quality Inn sign will be placed on its hotel at 3716 E. Tucumcari Boulevard, said Sarah Hittson, acting general manager. The hotel/motel which was built in the 1960s as a Holiday Inn is entering a new stage as its old Holiday Inn franchisor trends toward hospitality units that are […]

April 1963

Lydia Willis of Tucumcari was honored by the Eastern New Mexico Teachers Association. Willis retired after 48 years of teaching and 43 of those years were in Quay County. … Fitzner Oil Co. and Johnny’s Shamrock Service station offered a free colonial kerosene burner lamp with the purchase of 10 gallons or more during a […]

Letters to Editor

Match for hospital on funds administered by Quay In the Jan. 10 issue of the Quay County Sun, the story headlined, “County to pay hospital $526K” failed to mention that the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is a “Sole Community Hospital.” The hospital has this designation because there is not another hospital within a […]

Arch Hurley Distict names five finalists

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy Board of Directors will be interviewing candidates for its general manager on Thursday, the board said at its meeting on Tuesday night. To be interviewed are: • William Conrad of Logan • Mike Delano of Roy • Ralph Lopez of Tucumcari • Franklin McCasland, former […]

The fair’s many pictures

By Ryn Gargulinski: FNNM Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pig pens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with camera to get the ultimate photo of […]

Flying with the snowbirds

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Canadian Snowbird pilot Maj. Cory Blakely said his fondest air show memory is not dipping or flipping or diving high speed, but a moment in Reno, Nev., two weeks ago, when he was signing autographs after the performance and a little boy grabbed his arm. “He hugged my arm like a […]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, […]

8/10 Community Notes

Udall Tucumcari office hours Tucumcari residents with something to say to U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-NM, will get a chance this morning when staff member Pete Wells holds constituent office hours at Tucumcari City Hall, 215 E. Center Street, today from 9 to 10 a.m. Thank God It’s Friday The Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) […]