Turn your summer memories into permanent decorations

sand masks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Summer is over, but you have memories with your kids that you want to hang onto forever. Use these three ideas to turn your souvenirs into keepsakes. Slide Sleeve Treasure Holder This playful version of a shadow box can be tacked up just about anywhere or hung like a mobile to let […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITERsharna_johnson@link.freedom.comA witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock on the side of the road after the two had an argument in the early morning hours Thursday.The witness, an employee of a Roswell milk testing company, said he, Brandon Barela and Ronnie […]

Grady station victim of gas theft

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Surveillance camera footage provided by Red Rock Oil Co. shows an unidentified man tampering with fuel pumps to steal fuel from the station in the Village of Grady. Red Rock Oil Co. on March 24 removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a […]

January 1938

Cupid won 3-To-1 over divorces in Quay County. Records disclosed that 185 marriage licenses were issued and 60 divorces were granted in District Court for the previous 12 months. …The local Chamber of Commerce sponsored a luncheon for Governor Tingley at the Rock Island Eating House. … H. W. Ingram, new owner of Barry Bros. […]

Quay County Artisans: Michael Crane

By QCS Staff Since moving to Tucumcari, New Mexico, three years ago, Michael Crane said many people have asked him: “‘Why here?’ as if no one would move to this little corner of the world on purpose.” Well, Crane did move here “on purpose” he said. “I usually refer them to the unique opportunity offered […]

All aboard te Rock Island Line

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “Do yuh hear that whistle down the line? I figure that it’s engine number forty nine, She’s the only one that’ll sound that way. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe!” That’s a song that won an Oscar, in a 1946 film starring Judy Garland. The movie? “The […]

Snake stories always worth hearing

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]

Morality tale (tail?) about ditching

TV Hagenah The local school district is attempting to cut down on absenteeism by students. They have found school runs better when students are in class. Conversely, In the seven or eight years I was in high school, as I recall, the administration periodically tried ways of keeping me out of classes. They found that […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Aquifer history goes back millions of years

By Claire Bushey The word “aquifer” comes from two Latin words, which together mean “to bring water.” That is what the Ogallala Aquifer has done for the High Plains for nearly a century. Named after the town of Ogallala, Neb., the aquifer covers 174,000 square miles in parts of eight states, including New Mexico and […]