Fire engulfs Family Dollar in smoke

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The Family Dollar store was engulfed in smoke about 8 p.m. tonight. Firefighters were concentrating on the store’s back entrance area at Hines and Third streets. No flames were visible. The discount store’s front entrance is located on the south side of Route 66 at the corner of Third Street. A Family Dollar clerk at […]

Letters to the Editor

By Bob Wicks, Jr. When I was three weeks old I made my first trip to town. My mother placed me on the pharmacy counter for all to see and admire. From then on Sands-Dorsey became my main hang-out. I have great memories of the store, from all the people who worked there to all […]

Sands-Dorsey brings back many fond memories

By Lnn Moncus The conversations at the coffee tables and almost anywhere the natives of our county have met this week have been devoted to discussion of that major fire at the Sands-Dorsey Building and of the memories we have of that large area of our history. We have all felt a major loss because […]

April 1969

The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. It featured a wrecked car and sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire Store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. Store manager Dale Titus cut the ceremonial ribbon with Chamber of […]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store […]

Man convicted in famous case dies

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A man convicted of brutally raping and murdering a Clovis convenience store clerk more than 30 years ago died Tuesday in a state prison. Stanley Deon Melton, who suffered a long battle with cancer and was seriously ill, was 66, prison officials said Friday. Melton died Tuesday while in long-term […]

Merchants set for MainStreet project

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Thursday, it was formally announced that Tucumcari had been accepted as a New Mexico MainStreet project. The designation is expected to help in the development strategy to revitalize the city’s downtown. But some small local retailers had already begun making their moves — shifting directions and locations to […]

Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

Business venture makes downtown its base

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Main Street entrepreneur and interior designer Ruth Nelson is going back to the future. Nelson bought the Jennings Furniture store on Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, and renamed it Pajarito Interiors. She plans to have the big tan metal panels that have been covering the brick and […]

May 24, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days: Thursday • At 12:32 p.m., a female reported a reckless driver at a school. The caller advised there was a driver in a black truck throwing water balloons at kids. Officers spoke with the subject. • At […]