Letters to Editor: Rising gas prices

On Labor Day, my wife and I went to Ute Lake in Logan. We were surprised to find gasoline prices at both stations at least 20 cents cheaper than gas in Tucumcari. Given the fact that Logan is 25 miles off of Interstate-40, a small village and a tourist/recreational area that draws people all the […]

House man set for huge journey

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle. Petrak is getting set to travel the Rebel Bike Trek, a 37-day journey […]

Meeting Mickey: Tucumcari DECA students head to Disneyland

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A group of Tucumcari High School students and their chaperones will be hanging out with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the gang at Anaheim’s Disneyland this weekend. Tucumcari High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students earned the money to go to the Magic Kingdom by working part-time jobs […]

English car club cruises Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Thirteen hand-built English two-seater motor cars and their 27 drivers (also English) stopped in Tucumcari Friday as part of their trip along the length of Route 66. According to Anita Jordan, one of the directors of the trip, the cars were shipped to Chicago by freighter from Great Britain where the Englishmen and […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

KC bicyclists tours West

William Thompson Tommy Small, a man who hasn’t driven a car in over five years, left his home in Kansas City May 1 and expects to tour the western United States for the next five months on his bicycle. Small passed through Tucumcari Wednesday afternoon preparing to get on Interstate-40 on his way to Santa […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Just Passin’ Through: Two men head to Ariz., Disaster follows woman

By Angela Peacock When Keith Entis and Mark Kornicki speak the people of west Texas and eastern New Mexico can’t help but notice their New York acents. On their way to Arizona where they plan to find jobs and save up enough money to eventually open a resturant/bar the two northern city boys said their […]

Romanian heads across Mother Road

By Dave Gragg Vasile Stoica hopes it will take 66 days to do what no one has done before: Go from Santa Monica, Calif. to Chicago on the famed Route 66 — by wheelchair. A challenge? Yes. But not as big as others he has already overcome. And this time, he has more motivation — […]