It was just yesterday for friends, memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist While other people have developed hobbies and have done all sorts of impressive things during their retirement years, I have just ambled around, enjoying each day in my home county. Visiting with old friends and making new ones have made these years most pleasant. Last Sunday afternoon, the phone rang, […]

All Star teams warm up for district

By Staff: Quay County Sun QCS Staff Quay County’s All Stars baseball teams are gearing up for their playoffs with teams from Curry and Roosevelt counties. The players have been practicing for about two weeks now. Manager of the Quay County’s Majors All Stars, Coach Tommy Garcia, said the teams all look good. “We’ve got […]

Jaramillo released

QCS Staff Fred Jaramillo III, 23, was released at about 5 p.m. on Thursday on $10,000 bond, a jail official confirmed late last night. Jaramillo had been in the Quay County Detention Center since he was arrested June 13 on charges of purchasing alcohol for five minors, including 12-year-old Augustine Montiel, who drowned May 18 […]

Fate of old grain plant may be known soon

Chelle Delaney In possibly four weeks time, the fate of the old grainery plant on a 20-acre site on Rock Island Road could be decided, said Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Develop ment Corp. The development group’s request for proposals to turn the old plant into an ethanol plant has brought […]

April 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 10:29 a.m., an officer executed a search warrant on Fourth Street. The warrant resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old man on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of […]

Tis the season for childhood memories

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Here we are on the brink of the big day — the day families and churches and people who sell honey-baked hams have all been waiting for. No matter how the holidays go down this year, we will always be stuffed with memories of Christmas pasts — not unlike […]

Cowboy principals down to essentials

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Last year, Turner Classic Movies invited me to be part of a month of shows featuring old western movies. First I declined, explaining that although I enjoyed them I was not an authority on the subject. I suggested they try some of the veteran western actors who were still around like Buck […]

Treasure hunting

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea […]

Cattle formidable foes under stress

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist “Isn’t that Larry’s heifer?” asked Dick. The two-year old black whiteface was running down the fence line along Highway 90. Traffic was moderate on the 4-lane highway. The shoulder was not smooth. Arroyos and ridges thick with rocks and brush made any chase risky. “Pull over,” said Dick. The south […]

Heritage Dayze brings past to the present

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS What do a Honky Tonk piano player, American Indian dancers and a buffalo soldier have in common? All three — and more — can be found in town this weekend at Tucumcari’s Historical Museum’s annual Heritage Dayze. The two-day extravaganza, which begins at noon on Friday and runs through 5 p.m. […]