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Births Anaya [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Gabriel Anaya and Desaray Urioste of Tucumcari are the parents of a 6-pound 14-ounce baby girl born July 21, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Maaja Dawn Anaya has two brothers, Daymion Urioste and Eric Acosta. Grandparents are Carolyn and Gilbert Anaya and Steve and Dawn Urioste. [...]

Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the [...]

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Louie Molinas Jr. and Sandra Anaya have announced their engagement. Louie is the son of Tommie Baca and Louie and Maryanne Molinas. Louie Jr. was born and raised in Tucumcari and has been employed with the city the past 13 years. Sandra is the daughter of Joe (Lilo) Anaya and Dora Anaya. Sandra was born [...]

Fans turn out for No. 54

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several hundred fans came out on Thursday to meet their favorite Chicago Bear, Brian Urlacher, in Tucumcari. They came from neighboring Guadalupe County and east from Amarillo, Texas, for the chance to shake hands, to get an autograph and to have their picture taken with linebacker No. 54. “I [...]

Carlos “Charlie” Medina Anaya

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.  At 10 a .m. on Wednesday, a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Carlos “Charlie” Medina Anaya, 77, of Grants, N.M., and formerly of Tucumcari, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, in North West Texas Hospital [...]

Wind brings invasion of tumbleweeds

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Trapped by an ocean of tumbleweeds, little Christian Madden Jr., 2, pushed aside a curtain and peeked out his window. Wide-eyed, he stared as his father stabbed twiney thistles with a rake, hurled them out of his way, and cleared a tenuous path to his front door and his family [...]

Anaya set for North-South baseball game

QCS Staff Gabriel Anaya isn’t sure if he’s going to be playing baseball in a few months, but it’s certainly a part of his immediate future. Anaya, who graduated from Tucumcari High School earlier this month, was the only senior on the Rattler baseball squad. Likewise, he’s the only representative in this weekend’s North-South All-Star [...]

Boys top visitors in Tucumcari tournament

By Eric Butler: QCS The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, some from 22 feet away, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in the finals of the Route 66 boys basketball holiday tournament on Saturday. But like the tortoise waiting for the hare to tire, the host Rattlers [...]

Rider from the storm

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS On Sunday, Marv Baldwin said he woke up in Biloxi, Miss., with 30-foot windows facing the ocean — and stern orders to evacuate. On Thursday, he woke up in Tucumcari. Yes, he recalls the string of events that led him to this town after a year and a half of living [...]

Seniors find companionship through program

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By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Marina Valverde, 88, gets a visit from Dora Anaya, 66, two hours a day, five days a week. Anaya enrolled in Quay County’s Senior Companions program four years ago. Valverde was her first client. “Dora is like a relative to me now,” said Valverde. “We crochet together, we sing old [...]