Canal accident claims life

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. Residents of Tucumcari hoped and prayed for the best, but feared the worst with every passing hour that Agustin “Augie” Montiel, a fifth-grader at Tucumcari Elementary School, […]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure […]

8/6 Fishing Report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report appears below: Conchas Lake Bluegills were still providing the best action this past week. Worms, poppers and small jigs were the best baits. Fishing for catfish was good for anglers using shrimp, cut bait, hotdogs, stink bait and night crawlers. There were quite a number of […]

Route 66 by the numbers

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QCS Staff The Best Little Festival on Route 66 hits its stride today with activities ranging from vendor and food booths at Tucumcari’s Convention Center to a rodeo at the fairgrounds. Here’s a quick look at the happenings, by numbers: • 1 — murals dedicated to the Mother Road painted on the side of Lowe’s […]

THS senior week events

l Tucumcari’s Senior Week activities begin this weekend with the following events: Saturday Family softball and family picnic at 6 p.m. at the softball field. Call 461-1291 or 461-3658 for details. Must bring own glove and bat. Sunday Hamburger fry at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Call 461-3090 for details. Baccalaureate at 5 p.m. […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]

Film turned play comes to Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Alicia Albright remembers watching the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” when she was a child. Though she always dreamed of playing Millie, she never thought that she would get the chance. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to marry off her six […]

Snoring can be a problem (crime?)

TV Hagenah It was a real sonic boom the other night, honest. It was not me. It really wasn’t. This time I have witnesses. OK, OK, I might snore a little bit, although I’m still hesitant to admit I do. Just to be sure, I stayed up all night the other night to see if […]

Locals keep on cruisin’

TV Hagenah It is a step back in time, it recalls the time of big engines and big cars with names like GTO, T-bird, Nomad and Bellaire. It is a time that recalls poodle skirts and packs of cigarettes rolled up in the sleeves of white t-shirts It is Sonic Drive-In’s Saturday Cruise Night that […]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass […]