Comments from the Canyon: Area’s history worth sharing with friends

Lynn Moncus Our lives along Route 66 are enriched by the many travelers we see and the opportunities they give us to learn about other areas. Many of those travelers are interested in the history of Route 66 and are eager to talk about what life was like during the growth and development of that […]

Restaurants also serve ‘Southwestern hospitality’

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Those of us who are proud to call Tucumcari home are pleased many people have little trouble finding good places in which to eat and even food prepared for various eating habits or problems we have developed. As I sat in one of our restaurants Saturday morning, I […]

Shelter opened for stranded travelers

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Chelle Delaney About 80 travelers found shelter Friday night at the Tucumcari Recreation Center because they couldn’t find any rooms at area motels, said American Red Cross officials. Weary travelers were tucked in kaki-colored sleeping bags, like cocoons, on the floor of the basketball court at the rec center. “We’ve been looking for a motel […]

Glenrio Welcome Center officially opened

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Chelle Delaney Travelers who ventured into the new Glenrio Visitor Center at the Texas state line gave the new facility a thumbs up. While state officials were inside at a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, visitors such as Eric Smith and his family from Kokomo, Ind., were testing out the facility. “It’s a nice facility. […]

Shelters opened for stranded travelers

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Families returning from holiday vacations and snowbirds making their way south were caught without shelter on Friday night because of the snow storm and the closure of I-40. And there was more than a full house in Tucumcari Friday night as the city and some residents opened shelters and […]

Ides of March snow gives locals chance to watch travelers

Lynn Moncus “Beware the ides of March” caused some of us to pause when our major snow storm hit on that day this week. Although the soothsayer was warning Julius Caesar, that same warning could have been given last Saturday while we were enjoying 80 degree weather and admiring the many fruit trees in full […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]

Community pride can be contagious

Lynn Moncus The Oct. 24 issue of American Profile contained an article, “Tucumcari Gets Its Kicks,” by Sharon Niederman, an Albuquerque writer. That “Hometown Spotlight” has brought us comments from coast to coast and has shown that we still have many friends who like to read about their own hometown. Many of us didn’t realize […]

Election – Hodge seeks commission seat

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “What makes Quay County unique is its cultural diversity and its location just off Interstate-40.” 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? “Quay County should be the gateway to our wonderful State of New Mexico. A […]

Gas moves above $2

William Thompson Travelers to Tucumcari are paying higher prices at local gas stations, and with the possibility that prices will go even higher, some travelers said they will change their summer plans. According to Virginia Wright of the Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari is a “tourist market”, and the high gasoline prices could hurt Tucumcari’s tourism […]