Thursday’s shooting claims life

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man held for questioning in Thursday night’s shooting death of a Tucumcari martial arts fighter has been released, police said Friday. Albert Jason Pacheco Jr., 31, was killed in a fight on Main Street, police said. Police detained a man immediately after the shooting, then released him and […]

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. … […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]

State approves MainStreet for Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s official. Tucumcari’s Main Street is now part of the MainStreet program. Rick Homans, the state’s secretary of economic development, on Thursday made the announcement at Lena’s restaurant, which is naturally on Main Street. “What MainStreet does is give you a structure and a process,” Homans said. “MainStreet establishes […]

Street open for public

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This afternoon, there will be a grand opening of Main Street. Those orange construction barrels barring traffic on Main Street will have departed.  Cars  and trucks will again be able to use  long-blocked Main Street. You’ll be able to go east and west and and north over the overpass onto […]

The highway has come a long way

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who grew up along Highway 66 during its heyday had no idea that it would become Historic Route 66. Nor did we realize when we were swimming at Metropolitan Park, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, that it would fall into such disrepair. We even thought Main […]

May 27, 2006 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturdays ongoing: Narcotics Anonymous Roadrunner Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Tuesday: The Quay County ASAP Coalition is offering ceramics painting classes to […]

First days have few snags

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While there’s no doubt traffic will be slowed at key points across Tucumcari, the first two days of the First Street Project’s return to the city have come and gone without any major snags. “We all worked on it together and planned for it, so everything’s on plan and […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

School phones disrupted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools suffered loss of phone service on Monday afternoon and as of press time Friday, callers were still unable to call into the elementary school, middle school and administration building. However, phones at those buildings were finally enabled to dial out as of Friday afternoon. Tucumcari High School’s […]