Travellers still get their kicks

Angela Peacock Quay County residents stood side by side with hundreds of Route 66 aficionados from across the country to make unique memories this weekend during Tucumcari’s third annual Route 66 celebration. The celebration coincided with the second annual international Roadie Gathering hosted by the Route 66 Magazine. An estimated 1,200 people joined the festivities, […]

Roadies hit town

By Dave Gragg Call it a Tucumcari tradition. Six cowboys and cowgirls took a trail ride through the Trails West Lounge on Thursday night, kicking off this weekend’s Route 66 celebration with a throwback to an earlier era. “It started years and years ago,” said Bob Bonds, one of the wranglers to grab a beer […]

Man dies when vehicle falls in canal

By Dave Gragg An 18-year-old Tucumcari man died Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was riding in fell into an irrigation canal north of Tucumcari. Clinton Cox was in the passenger side of an older model International Scout driven by 18-year-old Brian Young of Logan, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Nathan Wallace. Young lost […]

City says ambulance does well in first year

By Dave Gragg City officials say they have been able to run the ambulance service cheaper without sacrificing quality after taking over the service from a private company last year. The city had contracted with Tucumcari EMT for four years to run the ambulance service for $89,500 a year. The company was owned by Tucumcari […]

Route 66 celebration nears

Dave Gragg The days are counting down to the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International Route 66 […]

Solar cars return to Tucumcari

Dave Gragg The strange little cars that buzzed through Tucumcari two years ago are making their way back as the second biennial American Solar Challenge comes back down Route 66. The 2,300-mile race is the longest in the world, traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles using only the sun’s rays to power their bizarre-looking craft. […]

Mack’s back

Dave Gragg By Dave Gragg Quay County Sun The deadline to sign up for this year’s edition of the Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament was last week, but teams have another chance to get themselves organized and signed up. Teams can register online at www.macker.com until Sunday. Ellen White at the Quay County Clerk’s Office […]

Tourism head says interest in outlaw could bring in more tourism

Dave Gragg Tucumcari and Quay County must assess on what will draw in tourists and then market those assests, New Mexico’s secretary of Tourism told about 20 people Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The recent excitement about Billy the Kid could be a boon for the area because Tucumcari is close to Fort Sumner […]

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Iva Lee Haines Evitt, 93, of Amarillo died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital. She was born May 13, 1910 to Bobe and Ellen Brown in Hugo, Okla. She attended school in Logan and married Leland Haines of Logan on Nov. 27, 1927 in Paducah, Texas. During their marriage she worked along […]

Tucumcari way station for caravans

Dave Gragg Old ’vette, new ’vette; red ’vette, blue ’vette. Not to mention yellows, oranges, blacks and silvers. In fact, there were more than 200 Corvettes in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday as they headed east in a cross-country caravan. Most of the Corvette owners who arrived Monday night were part of the Southern California […]