City celebrates $100,000 worth of history

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun In August 1940 Tucumcari and cities all over New Mexico were celebrating the journey of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado through New Mexico and the Southwest. The Spanish explorer expected to find streets paved with gold and houses studded with turquoise, but the only gold Coronado and his men found […]

Phrases don’t have to change with time

Baxter Black “These are javalina,” pointed out the zoo tour guide. “Tayassu tajacu, the collared peccary.” “Pig family,” I commented, in an effort to dazzle the sixth-graders on the tour. “No,” stated the guide. “A common mistake made by the ill-informed unknowledgeable ranger groupies who cover up their ignorance of the species with self-important and […]

Swimming lessons end

William Thompson Dozens of Tucumcari youths recently completed swimming lessons at the municipal pool. Six lifeguards were on hand to teach swimming fundamentals. Lifeguard Andrea Garcia said that for many of the preschool children, the first task was to get them comfortable with the water. “The first day we showed the kids the pool rules […]

Program helps local boys

TV Hagenah Improving all of the playgrounds in Tucumcari is important to the city said Tucumcari City Administrator Clara Rey for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the young people are the citizens of tomorrow, but for the four young men doing many of the improvements, it has some special […]

Reception to be visiting time

Lynn Moncus By now, most of you have heard that members of Tucumcari Historical research Institute Board of Directors are planning a reception in recognition of the publication of “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” on Saturday afternoon, March 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Although my name appears […]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles […]