Train ride offers trip down memory lane

Last Friday, Mrs. Dorothy Randals and I joined the group near the old bus station to ride a bus to Dalhart. At the end of that ride, we were privileged to board the Union Pacific passenger train pulled by a 1940′s steam engine. We were among people of all ages and were able to hear […]

Cowboys like to ride

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Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. While her […]

Not cold, rain kept Santa from Light Parade

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By QCS Staff Undaunted by Saturday night’s freezing rain, more than a dozen floats made the traditional ride through town. The cold rain, however, did keep some groups from entering the traditional event making the parade smaller than last year. Parade viewers watched from their vehicles parked along side streets and at intersections, while a […]

Team Liberty setting pace on Santa Fe Trail ride

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Team Liberty of Tucumcari is in the No. 3 spot after two days in the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Endurance Race, said Shawn Davis, Liberty Team captain from Tucumcari. �We�re in third. We�re doing okay. We�re right up there where we need to be,� said Davis in a […]

Team Liberty plans to join the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Shawn Davis of Tucumcari and eight other horsemen from Quay County are setting their sights on The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race of September 2007. Entered as Team Liberty, they will be one of the inaugural teams riding in the first race. The 13-day event from Sept. 3 […]

Library’s readers get a lucky ride

By Chelle Delaney Reading, everyone knows pays off, and if you were lucky on Thursday you got a free ride, too. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program for children culminated on Thursday with a puppet show, cake and ice cream, door prizes and, for 10 lucky readers, new bikes. Children were eligible for the […]

Traffic safety halting issue

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South […]

Tucumcari attracts all kinds (of travelers, that is)

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Not everyone who rambles across the country along Route 66 does so in their car. Sure, there are always several motorcycles out there — but two men in recent days went one step further, one of them literally. Here are their stories: Bicycle man Eric High was coming from […]

From one generation to another

Baxter Black Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds can fly, why […]

Plaza holds memories of times gone by

By Lyn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Not long ago, Mrs. Donah Cooper and I read an article about the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso and exchanged some of our memories of what to us had been a very exciting place. Most of us just referred to it as The Plaza and often spent […]