Imaginations run wild too often

Baxter Black I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes. On my bus were an oriental man and his child. They were tourists going skiing, so I deduced from their luggage. The boy exclaimed, “Daddy, […]

Loose cattle entertaining for tourists

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist Moira and Clive, British tourists, had taken in the Arkansas attractions of Eureka Springs, the Chuck Wagon races in Clinton, the sale barn in Green Forest, and now found themselves in Fort Smith for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Trail Drive. They stationed themselves along Rogers Avenue and watched as a […]

By air, by land Route 66 logos will be visible to tourists

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Chelle Delaney On June 27, 1985, Route 66 was officially decommissioned as a federal highway. In Tucumcari, 23 years later, to the day, members of city’s Lodgers Tax Advisory Board were trying to get Route 66 back on the roads in Tucumcari. Board members sought and received approval from the Tucumcari City Commission to paint […]

Guided tours showcase town

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When former Tucumcari residents Paul and Rosa Trujillo came back to visit this week for the first time since 1956, they said they did not expect a lot of what they saw. Yes, Route 66 was still there. Yes, the Spanish Baptist church where they were married was still […]

Euro tourists sample Tucumcari

William Thompson A bus load of about fifty tourists from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, pulled into Tucumcari Saturday for a brief visit at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. The bus had stopped previously at the Glenrio Welcome Center where tourism officials told the travelers about Native American bread being made at the museum. The tourists, […]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists […]

Festivities set for Glenrio

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism will hold a day of festivities at the Glenrio Visitor Information Center off Interstate 40, exit 373, 42 miles east of Tucumcari on May 14. Representatives from area parks and businesses will be on hand with free brochures and information. Also free food such as chips and […]