Tucumcari’s bull market a sellout

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The top selling yearling at the Tucumcari Bull Test Sale was from the J-C Angus Ranch in Moriarty and was sold for $3,500, according to sale officials. Despite the downturn in the economy and the drought, 40 more bulls, a total of 122 were sold on Friday than at last year’s sale.

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from […]

Bartender arrested for selling to minor

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By Ryn Gargulinski A Tucumcari bartender was arrested Dec. 29 for selling alcohol to a minor, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Officials said a female bartender at Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club not only allowed non-members into the establishment but also sold an alcoholic beverage to a […]

Crafts fair succeeds

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry […]

FFA begins chili sales

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School FFA has begun selling chili and according to FFA President Brandon Sower those people who want roasted chili should contact an FFA member or call the high school FFA building to order their chili. “But we’re not just selling them privately,” said Sower about the roasted vegetables, “but we’ll also […]

Farmers’ market starting strong

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Farmers’ Market has found its new home at Wailes Park to its liking said the head of the area farmers’ market organization, Joye Clumbine. “Everything went really well,” said Clumbine about the first day of what is to be a twice-a-week event that will run though the end of harvest. “We […]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money […]

Fairboard to sell brisket

The Quay County Fairboard will once again be selling briskets for Easter Dinner. The briskets will be $34 each and are 10 to 12 pounds each before cooking. Supplies are limited to 100. The briskets are marinated in a special sauce and then wood smoked. Individuals must place their order by April 8. Contact Nick […]