April 19, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: • At 1:49 a.m., an officer reported an open gate at a storage facility. A storage unit was reported to be empty, but the manager wasn’t sure if the unit was cleared by the renter […]

When in doubt, just call me Jerry

By Kevin Wilson My birthday is a little less than two months away. I’m just letting you know now, because I’ve never been an easy person to shop for. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to come along to my family Christmas vacations, which I’ll admit I haven’t always got to do on […]

March 4, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a larceny at a hotel. A mirror was missing from his car. • At 11:34 a.m., a female reported breaking and entering at South Ninth. Two trailers […]

Feb. 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:24 p.m., a female called in an accident at a gas station. There was a minor accident and the drivers had exchanged insurance information. • At 11:30 p.m., a femal ecalled […]

2-18 Police Blotter

Here is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 3:32 a.m., a female called in a suspicious vehicle at South Sixth. The vehicle in question was determined to be a newspaper delivery vehicle. • At 7:52 a.m., a male called in vandalism […]

January Quay County critter

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Name: Maggie, a part English setter, part pointer from Logan Owner: Tucumcari’s Danford Cross of Danford Dan’s Music Store fame Claim to fame: “She’s a knucklehead,” Cross laughed in describing the store mascot. The 9-week-old puppy he said was a gift from his customer Bob Simpson. “Bob called her a knucklehead when he gave her […]

Tattooed in Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff While many tattoos come about for symbolic, artistic or even absurd reasons, two Tucumcari artists said they entered the tattoo world for love. Actually, they did not get their first inking for love, but learned their craft because of it. Here are their stories. Outlaw tattoo Robert Alarcon said his […]

Hair today, regrets tomorrow

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun managing editor What’s round and bald and looks like an egg shell? My boyfriend’s head. Yes, he decided on the Telly Savalas look last week. Just don’t call him Kojak or he gets really mad for he thinks the man a pompous dandy and said he himself would never […]

Entire state goes tax-free on Aug. 5

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Anyone who ever wanted to get out of paying taxes now has their chance. In fact, the entire state of New Mexico will go tax-free for the first time in its history from Aug. 5-7. Thanks to legislation passed by lawmakers in the 2005 session, consumers will get a […]

Fireworks sales booming

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QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the […]