June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back […]

05-31-08: Calendar

Today: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Kids Fishing Clinic for kids ages six through

Democrats take stage in forum

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor Five of the six Democratic candidates running for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s seat made a pitch for votes at a Quay County Democratic candidate forum Tuesday night.Democrats running for national, state and county offices spoke to a crowd of about 75 Tuesday night at the Tucumcari Convention Center.A representative […]

December 1941

The last six miles of Highway 18 (now Highway 209) were completed. … State Police officer Jimmy Clark warned that all motorists were to have a 1942 driving licenses by Jan. 1; those found without would be arrested and prosecuted to the full limit of the law — no exceptions. … All knitting groups met […]

Building godly character in an ungodly world

By Leonard Lauriault When we moved to Tucumcari nearly eleven years ago, the church we attended was having a sermon series based on the Six Pillars of Character developed by the Character Counts youth ethics initiative (http://www.charactercounts.org/defsix.htm; accessed 9/20/07; 2 pp.). People realized that morals had declined because, almost as a nation, we’ve failed to […]

Six Shooter Fest attracts talent for stage and bake-off

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Despite gusting winds off the prairie, the first Six Shooter Siding Festival got off to a good start, say its organizers. “There was heavy traffic. We estimated 350 to 375 showed up before the winds started blowing,” said Sharon Quarles, chairman of the event. The event was sponsored by […]

Six Shooter Siding Festival, marriages, birthdays

Ready: Six Shooter Fest… The first Six Shooter Siding Festival hosted by Tucumcari’s Main Street will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. The National Guard will open the festival with a color guard and a prayer for servicemen and women. The local VFW and VFW chaplain will have a short prayer service. Then look for […]

Economic development targets six industries

By QCS Staff The area’s economic development agency plans to target segments of six growth industries in hopes of creating 595 new jobs over the next five years, said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. The targeted areas have a predicted growth rate of between 12.3 percent and 62 percent, […]

Part(y)ing finale for readers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This is a kids’ story with a happy ending. The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program held its grand finale Thursday in Dunn’s Park. At the finale children enjoyed sack races, piñatas, cakewalks, balloon toss and a hot dog cookout as a reward for completing the required reading list […]

February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory […]