FFA kids prove sharper than their herd

Baxter Black My hat is off to parents who have a job in town but insist on raising their kids in a “rural lifestyle.” Fifty or so thousand young people were at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last year. I would bet at least 3.4 of them come from rural lifestyle families.The relationship between [...]

Mayor talks taxes at town hall meeting

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari has a growing list of expenses and a shrinking list of revenue sources, Mayor Jim Witcher said Thursday. About 50 residents showed up to the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday night to hear what Witcher and city officials had to say about two proposed tax measures that Witcher and others hope will help [...]

Logan resident celebrates 100th birthday

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QCSun staff While many will give thanks for family, friends and a great meal this Thanksgiving, Geralladin Barry will be thankful for celebrating her 100th birthday. Barry said she was born Nov. 25, 1910 in Pennsylvania. She said she cannot recall the town of her birth and her birth certificate contained an error. “I don’t [...]

City shopping causes discomfort

Russell Anglin This town sure has changed my perspective.

Volunteers hatch revitilization plan

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Russell Anglin The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization have undertaken a new initiative to beautify the city. Local volunteers want to dress up the handful of old gas stations around town, designing the buildings with images of what the gas stations looked like in the glory days of the Route 66 era. Chamber [...]

Comments from the Canyons: We are fortunate to live here

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about the many privileges of small-town life and have usually agreed that we are most fortunate to live in our little corner of the Southwest.One morning last week was an example of the joy of being a native of these parts when a number of former [...]

Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday [...]

Rep. Lujan to hold town hall

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Student passes through town on cross walk

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A student walking from California to South Carolina stops in Tucumcari as he rest from his 2,411-mile pilgrimage home. Tobiah Steinmetz, said he was on a walk of faith Friday afternoon as he visited the Quay County Sun offices. “I was compelled by God to walk across the country,” [...]

Letters to the editor: Rodeo coach commendable

Tucumcari is a wonderful town with a wonderful community college. Above all, you have an amazing rodeo coach. I hope you realize and appreciate the talents and accomplishments of C.J. Aragon. Here in Idaho, we are so proud of our Idaho native and have sent students from here to be tutored under his expertise. We’ve [...]