Light contest registration on

QCS staff Registration for the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Light contest has begun. There will be first, second and third place awards for residential and business categories. There is no entry fee and you don’t have to be a chamber member to enter. Return the entry form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. All residences […]

County residents express concerns to Rep. Lujan

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Thomas Garcia More than a dozen Quay County residents met at the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to speak with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan. “We always want to meet with the people to hear their concerns,” Lujan said. Lujan met with each resident in a one-on-one session as they voiced their concerns. “We heard […]

Great American Cleanup sweeps city

Thomas Garcia City and Chamber of Commerce officials are coordinating three community beautification projects in an effort to promote Tucumcari. “It takes all of us to make our town beautiful,” Cathy Estrada, the city’s code enforcement officer said. This year’s cleanup has three projects organized by Estrada, Carole Keith and Tucumcari MainStreet. Estrada said she […]

Chamber, Rotary to host fundaiser

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and Tucumcari Rotary Club will hold a joint annual fundraiser Friday at the Elks Lodge. “The Chamber approached us to coordinate our events this year,” said, Bob McClelland Jr., a Rotary Club member. McClelland said this is the first year the Rotary has decided to hold a joint […]

Gas station project makes progress

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QCSun staff A beautification project started last fall by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet organization made some progress before a winter hiatus, chamber of commerce director Bob Beaulieu said.Beaulieu said work on the gas stations has stopped until warmer temperatures permit painting. Before colder conditions prevailed, Doug and Sharon Quarles and a group […]

Holiday rituals under way

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun There is no reason for concern about the low number of entries in the 21st annual Christmas Light Parade and Christmas lighting contest, said Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce officials. “Each year we see a rush of entries come in on Friday,” said Bob Beaulieu, chamber executive director. […]

Community calendar — Nov. 24

Dec. 4 Christmas Light Parade at 5:30 p.m., Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce. Dec. 9 Eastern New Mexico Feral Hog Symposium at 9 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Dec. 10 Quay County Pecan Treasures Food Show at 8 a.m., Quay County Extension Service.

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories

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Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Chamber collects songs of Tucumcari in album

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The city of Tucumcari has found a new way to market itself. Tucumcari and Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Beaulieu produced a 14-song CD that’s all about Tucumcari. Beaulieu said he began working on the “Songs of Tucumcari” CD in September, three months after taking the […]

Press release: Chamber produces “Song of Tucumcari” CD

Freedom New Mexico Shortly after taking the Executive Director’s position at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Bob Beaulieu noticed there were a number of songs out there with a Tucumcari theme. Folk, pop, rock, country and even big band songs. Many were older professional tunes and some were by new amateur performers with Web […]