Tucumcari woman trying to keep Rawhide memories rollin’

Courtesy photo: Rosie Walker
Rawhide cast members Paul Brinegar and Clint Eastwood posed with fans for this photo behind the Tucumcari Hall Motel in 1959. Rosie Walker, who lives in Mission Texas, said she's not sure who took the photo but her family members include Edna Mae Smelley of Clovis, left, and Imogene Turpin, just to Brinegar's right. Both of Walker's aunts had traveled to Tucumcari in hopes of meeting 'Rawhide' cast members.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ — a Tucumcari woman is trying to keep those memories rollin’ about the time five episodes of the television show “Rawhide” were filmed at ranches near Tucumcari in 1959. Karen Alarcon, who works for radio stations KTNM and KQAY in Tucumcari, said she was talking about the […]

Logan PD arrests California man for warrant finds meth, guns in car

Meth and guns

Staff Report A California man was arrested for an outstanding US Marshall’s warrant Sunday in Logan has also been charged with trafficking $296,800 worth of methamphetamine that was hidden in his car. At 12:24 p.m., Sunday an officer with the Logan Police Department stopped a vehicle driven by Jose DeJesus Munoz, 26, Wilmington, California, that […]

Dan C. Trigg Hospital will celebrate 50th anniversary

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Presbyterian Healthcare Services officials and the staff of the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital invite the public to join them Thursday at the hospital as they celebrate 50 years of providing service at the Quay County-owned facility since 1978. “The staff and I are very excited to be […]

Parents remember a son they lost too soon

The parents of 17-year old Patrick A. Gonzales share memories of their son who was fatally shot on Thursday on
the 700 block of South Seventh Street in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Patrick “Pat” Gonzales had a smile that would light up the world, if you could get him to show it. He enjoyed sports, music and the occasional dance, loved his family and friends unconditionally and was working to perfect the art of making a grilled cheese sandwich. This is […]

Shooting results in death of juvenile

Police vehicles block the road in front of the residence where a shooting that
claimed the life of 17-year old Patrick A. Gonzales Thursday in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is continuing to investigate a shooting that claimed the life of 17-year-old Patrick A. Gonzales and injured another 15-year-old male Thursday in Tucumcari. The family of Gonzales, a resident of Tucumcari and student of Tucumcari High School, confirmed with QCS staff Tuesday […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log — Oct. 7

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Sept. 28 • 12:49 a.m., a woman reported shots fired on the 1400 block of South Fourth Street. An officer advised they patrolled the area and all was OK. • 8:18 a.m., a […]

What’s Happening— Oct. 7

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Oct. 15 Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Oct. 20 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 21 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication […]

Helena Rodriguez: Muchos falsos cognitivos

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist La mayoría de personas saben lo que significa friend o buddy,  (amigo o compadre) en español, incluso si no hablan español. Y a veces pueden sacar a un Fred Sanford y actuar como si saben hablar  español agregando una “o” a palabras como “Bring-o el TV control-o remot-o.” Eso no […]

Helena Rodriguez: Many false cognitives

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Most of us know what amigo and compadre mean, even non-Spanish speakers. And sometimes we can pull a Fred Sanford and act like we know Spanish by adding an “o” to words like “Bring-o el TV remote control-o.” That doesn’t work often though, and it can get you into trouble. […]

Menus— Oct. 7

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Oct. 8-14. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad, cornbread, margarine, strawberry short cake, vanilla ice cream Friday Hot turkey sandwich, pasta, cauliflower, sweet potato pudding Monday Sweet and sour meatballs, wild […]