No fatalities after Jeep drives through beauty shop

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QCSun staff By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man remains hospitalized after an SUV drove through a beauty shop Friday. Syliva and Woody Wampler were injured in the accident and airlifted to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Police and EMS personnel responded to an emergency call at the Hair Shop, a beauty salon […]

Resident keeps smoke shop alive

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An effort to keep business alive in Tucumcari is the reason Roy McKinney said he bought Route 66 Smoke Shack. “I have looked around town and seen so many businesses have closed,” McKinney said. “This town can not afford to lose businesses left and right.” The business, formerly known […]

Friendly service appreciated

By Lynn Moncus Although I always prefer to shop at home, I sometimes can’t find a few things here and am apt to head to Clovis two or three times a year. The drive is usually pleasant, and the change of scene brings back many memories of the times our family used to travel those […]

Taking time to know your local retailers

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have called this place home throughout our lives tend to try to shop here as much as possible and to make the best of the changes through which our town has gone. Once upon a time we had several grocery stores and a few meat markets in which […]

Paul McCartney spotted in Tucumcari

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Chelle Delaney Beatlemania hit Tucumcari Thursday. Paul McCartney and his new girlfriend were seen visiting an antique shop and a getting a take-out order from Del’s Restaurant.“He looks pretty good,” said Shirley Hancock, a hostess at Del’s. Yvonne Braziel and Yvette Peacock, the sisters who own Del’s

Mesalands museum gets visitor 100,000

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By QCS Staff The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum welcomed its 100,000 visitor on Nov. 3. Attendance at the museum has grown to about 15,000 annually since it opened, said Craig Currell, museum director. The 100,000 visitor was Matteo Wisthoff. Matteo was traveling with parents, Tammy Wisthoff and Jacob Vaughn, and his brothers and sisters. The family […]

09-15-07: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker On Sept. 22 is the Evening Nite Lite 4-Person Scramble at the Golf Course for your entertainment. It’s funny I say entertainment because it is a different kind of golf to planning the dark of night and it’s a fun night for all. There will be lighted tee areas, lighted flagsticks and […]

Roping contest set for this weekend

Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will have more […]

02-14-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker The Golf Team got off to a great start. Over 24 kids signed up for the Rattler Golf Team this year and a few seventh-graders will be practicing with us as well. For the parents of the team members: We will have practice every Tuesday through Friday and if the students want […]

January 1976

A fire destroyed the club house at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. The pro shop and home of Mr. and Mrs. Pittman were saved from the fire. … Quay County Commissioner Bill Yates was presented the key of completion by Gene Dyer at the grand opening of the Quay County exhibit center. … The Tucumcari […]