Looking back — July 6

July 1959 Vernon Hines won the inaugural Horseshoe Pitching Contest sponsored by the Tucumcari Daily News. He defeated Art Ward 21-8 in the final round.

Free roping clinic set for Friday, Saturday

by QCS Staff A free roping clinic with two-time national qualifier John Paul Lucero of Villanueva will be held Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The clinic is being sponsored by the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “This clinic is free to all the students of Mesalands and to the public,” said rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. […]

January 1939

Two thousand jackrabbits were killed on the Dick Maben Ranch near Hudson when 75 hunters from the area gathered for the first hunt of the season sponsored by the Chamber the Commerce. Carl Darnell furnished beans, bread and coffee to the hunters. … E.D. Holtzelaw of House was in an Albuquerque hospital for treatment of […]

December 1973

Anne Kaester, ABC News correspondent, filmed a feature here about the energy crisis and how it affects the economy of Tucumcari. … Private Roy W. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Norris, was named MP of the month at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. … Tucumcari Jaycees sponsored the Christmas Motorcross […]

August 1974

National Guardsmen left for their annual camp held at El Paso, Texas. … The class of 1944 was host to the 1974 Rattler Reunion…The Tucumcari Recreation Department sponsored youth motorcycle races at the motocross track in Metropolitan Park. … A 22-year-old Juarez, Mexico man, Marcello Sainz, had both his legs severed below the knee when […]

Route 66 Festival starts off with watermelon feed

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Alvin Cawthon and Dallas Kelly help kick start the Route 66 Festival at Friday night’s watermelon feed sponsored by the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. More festivities begin today. Click on the related link for scheule.

12-02-2006: Community Notes

QCS Staff The Chinese Gold Dragon Acrobats are bringing their show to Tucumcari. An additional show for the 2006 line-up, the acrobats’ appearance is sponsored by the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities. The Chinese acrobatic show, which features several balancing acts using everyday objects such as chairs, tables and jugs. They are billed for […]