Friend’s gift focuses on past, present

Lynn Moncus Throughout our history, we have had a number of people in our county who have been and are real treasures. Many of them have not been recognized because they have so quietly played major roles in the making of our history without any thought of recognition or reward. Mrs. Ethel Sanderson Ernest is […]

Logan gets out of Ute Pipeline

Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project which according to most involved, is a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet […]

Hospital hires new administrator

TV Hagenah Just a month after popular Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skateblund left Tucumcari, a new administrator for the hospital has been hired for the Tucumcari facility. David Bailey of Monticello, Ind. will be taking command of the Tucumcari hospital at the beginning of January, said D. Rush who has been […]

Author discusses improving business in city

Lynn Moncus Because many of us have voiced concern about what is happening to businesses in our area. I decided to ask a few questions in order to do a lot of listening and came up with quite a bit of information to share. Just think of your favorite shop of restaurant. I’ll bet it […]

Woman maintains treasure of post cards

William Thompson FORREST – Judy Rush may have one of the more unique collections of post cards in New Mexico. Many of her post cards date from the early 1900’s and were sent to and from locations in what is now Quay County. Rush said she and her sister, Diana Rush, found two large vintage […]

Old friends visit ‘Woman from Ima’

Lynn Moncus As several of you have discovered, Harold and Kathy Nichless have arrived from their home in Keosauqua, Iowa to spend a few months in town to visit with friends and to cause this woman from Ima more problems. Harold was the cause of my purchasing a computer and the necessary gadgets a few […]

Election – Ron Wilmot

Name: Ron Wilmot Age: 53 Profession: Tucumcari Convention Center Director 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “Tucumcari has a small town atmosphere with a small town quality of life,” spouts our Economic Development Corporation website. Tucumcari may be where the legends began, but it is time to leave the past and […]

‘Mother Road Rally’ revs up

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally will be roaring into town June 18 for a weekend of fun for everyone, according to rally organizers. Sherry Anaya, the woman who initiated the idea of a biker rally for Tucumcari, said local motels are already seeing advance reservations. “Local motels have told me they already have three-day […]

Monsters might help Tucumcari

TV Hagenah I was talking to the director of the Chamber of Commerce the other day and she voiced her opinion that we had no big attraction to lure visitors to town. She pointed out that Colorado Springs has Pikes Peak, Flagstaff has the Grand Canyon, Inverness, Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster and the […]

Historical Commentary: Secrets of the city

By Don McAavy, QCS Correspondent This town harbors deep secrets. A railroad had been built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy […]