History: July 1968

Carol Jean Rowse was crowned Miss Tucumcari. She was honored before a crowd of 350 people and went on to represent Tucumcari in the Miss New Mexico Pageant at Hobbs. Runners-up were Donna Briscoe and Linda Purcell. … Quay County Butane & Tire Co. Held its grand opening. … Grady Huffman resigned as an employee [...]

Queen lives life full of rodeo

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers From the tip of her white, felt cowboy hat to the toes of her navy blue boots, Ashlee Stallings personifies rodeo royalty. On her way to the title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico, the Clovis native braved chilly wind and muddy conditions to compete in the horsemanship portion of the [...]

City celebrates $100,000 worth of history

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun In August 1940 Tucumcari and cities all over New Mexico were celebrating the journey of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado through New Mexico and the Southwest. The Spanish explorer expected to find streets paved with gold and houses studded with turquoise, but the only gold Coronado and his men found [...]