Tucumcari Train Depot dedication included a Union Pacific steam locomotive

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Thomas Garcia As the ribbon was cut Friday, a wail from the whistle of the Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive 844’s signaled the official dedication of the Tucumcari Train Depot. More than 150 Quay County residents were on hand for the dedication of the depot and to welcome the centennial locomotive. “It feels absolutely fantastic, it […]

Fair opens: From beginners to winners

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By QCS Staff Two-year old Kirksey Lynae Smith took the blue ribbon in the Mini-Booster category of the Shepherd’s Lead, one of the first competitions signaling the opening of the Quay County Fair. Contestants must lead their sheep, and wear a garment that’s at least 50 percent wool. GiGi Parker coordinated the annual event. Judging […]

Cornerstone Deli has its red ribbon opening

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Cornerstone & Frozen Custard Deli held its official opening on Wednesday. Members of the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce, guests and friends helped the owners Rachel and Mike Hicklin of Tucumcari cut the traditional red ribbon. The Hicklins began planning the deli in December 2006. The business opened its […]

Red Ribbon winners announced

QCS Staff On Wednesday, some of the area’s top law enforcement officials were walking the halls of Tucumcari’s middle and elmentary schools. They were on a mission — a mission to find some of the best anti-drug messages produced by Tucumcari’s youth. Judging projects from hand-colored posters to decorated classroom doors were Daniel Lopez, consultant […]

Students send off drug-free messages in balloons

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Tucumcari’s elementary students released more than 800 with a “Drug-free” message into the sky from the school on Tuesday. The playground activity was all part of Red Ribbon Week: Oct 23 – 31. Activities are planned for all of Tucumcari’s schools throughout the week. They include everything from the balloon release to a door decorating […]

10-13-2007; Calendar

Today: 10 a.m., Pecan Bake Off entries are due between 10 a.m. and noon at Quay County ASAP office, 116 E. Main St. People’s Choice tasting: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Today: Six Shooter Siding Festival, Downtown Tucumcari. Noon – 10 p.m., food, entertainment and fun events. Today: Quay County Arts and Humanities talent showcase […]

Scary setups needed for haunted house

QCS STAFF DECA wants to scare up some friends. And the scarier the better. They need volunteers to take on the decorating of about seven spaces at the haunted Dungeon House. As part of Red Ribbon Carnival and its anti-drug campaign, the group is putting up the haunted house for the community for Halloween, said […]

Red Ribbon Week spooks away drugs

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The door on Tucumcari sixth-grader Isabel Herrera’s classroom may look like it’s decked out for Halloween – it comes complete with cobwebs, dark colors and spooky-looking figures. But the door is not, in fact, adorned for the ghoulish holiday. Herrera said it depicts the world when people are on drugs. “One […]

Red Ribbon Week to feature special activities

TV Hagenah According to those involved, the key event in this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign in Tucumcari is going to be something special. Regina Rael of the Red Ribbon Campaign committee in Tucumcari said plans are for the community to encircle the three schools of the city in one large circle of area people holding […]

Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]