City’s newest hotel opens for business, guests

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher The opening of a new hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, has created 15 new jobs in Tucumcari. And when it gets into full swing, it’s expected to provide five additional jobs, said hotelier Neil Patel. The 80-unit hotel opened April 20 and has gradually been picking up overnight traffic […]

Flying J readying site for construction

By QCS Staff For the next 10 days trucks will be dumping about 80,000 tons of dirt at the site of the New Flying J truck stop, said Ryck Voisard, construction manager for the Flying J company. At 20 tons per truckload, that’s 4,000 runs of dirt that will be used to fill the site […]

Library fair begins Friday

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair beginning Friday through Dec. 8. It will include newly released works, award-winning titles, children’s classics, and current bestsellers. The Fair will be open during regular business hours which are Monday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday […]

Sharon L. Porter

Sharon L. Porter Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Sharon L. Porter, 51, died Friday, June 16, 2006, in Portales. Miss Porter was born Feb. 18, 1955, in Tucumcari to Frances Shaw Porter and Kenneth L. Porter. She taught special education in the Las Cruces area before returning to Tucumcari in 2002 following […]

Local coalition aim to stop drug abuse before it starts

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With products that include marijuana-flavored lollipops and the Japanese-made Kidsbeer, a soft drink that mimics the real thing and is advertised with the slogan “Even kids cannot stand life unless they have a drink,” it may be no wonder drug abuse starts early. The New Mexico Department of Health reports that, […]

In the city: notes from City Hall

Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Campaign — April 18 – 23 has been designated as “Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Week”. Free landfill dumping will be available for City of Tucumcari residential customers, with proof of residence. The City of Tucumcari is responsible for the collection and disposal of household trash only. It is the responsibility of the homeowner […]

Bert Stull

Bert Stull long time Nara Visa resident died in Clovis on March 25 following an extended illness. Stull was born June 1, 1917 in Cave City, Ark. He was owner and operator of Bert Stull Trucking of Nara Visa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was […]

3/5 Obituaries

Nola Schubert Nola Schubert, 86, died in New Braunfels, Texas on Feb. 28, 2005 following an extended illness. Schubert was born Feb. 4, 1919 in Sagerton, Texas. She was a retired registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Quintas Mathis Schubert in 1991. Survivors include a son Marshall Schubert (and wife Julie) […]

Students among Who’s Who

QCS staff Forty-three area high school students have been included in the 38th annual edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 2003-2004. Students are nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors, churches, and educational organizations based on students’ academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. Students named in Who’s Who also compete […]

Class of ’54 looking for classmates

The class of 1954 is seeking a number of different individuals for the upcoming reunion this summer. If readers have knowledge of these individuals, they should call: 806-244-5519. Sought classmembers include: Ronnie Coate, Geraldine Griffin, Edna Martinez, Josephine Medina, Leo Roybal, Armando Velasco, Dorothy Williams, John Otero, Evangeline Blea, Gloria Baca, Susan Gentry, Sherry Gregory, […]