3 questions with …

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Doug Powers He is Tucumcari’s community development director. 1. What is your No. 1 priority as community development director? The No. 1 priority over the past several years has been the continuing improvement of Tucumcari’s infrastructure. I have always felt that the No. 1 function for any city is the provision of basic services such […]

Tucumcari muralists moving on

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Chelle Delaney Six years and 30 murals later, Tucumcari artists and muralists Sharon and Doug Quarles are picking up their paint brushes and moving to Cimarron. The artists have left a legacy of murals depicting the Mother Road, local scenes and personalities and the landscape of Quay County. A self-guided tour of the murals is […]

Quarles exhibit opens today

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Special to QCS If you have enjoyed Doug Quarles’ murals, now is the time to see his smaller and latest works on canvas. Artwork by Tucumcari’s own muralist is the subject of a one man show and featured member artist at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space gallery beginning today. Working as a full-time artist […]

Doug Walker

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Doug Walker, 53, died at his residence in Tucumcari on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.   Mr. Walker was born Nov. 13, 1953 in Tucumcari. He had been a Chef.   Surviving Mr. Walker are his mother, Wanda Walker of […]

Adversity peaks in the water trough

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of course. […]

‘Route 66 Mural’ dedicated

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Jim Oliver came to see his John Deer cutter on the side of the Lowe’s building. Bill Rouse came to see his horses. Muralists Doug and Sharon Quarles used photos from around Tucumcari to paint the images in the Route 66 Mural. About one year after Doug began painting […]

City gets first birth of year

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has its first baby of the year. James Truman Windham was born at 5:02 p.m. Friday evening to Amanda and Doug Windham of Tucumcari and was 6 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Both parents said they were elated that the James Truman joined their family which also […]

Local artists paint gourds

TV Hagenah Three area artist traveled to Taos yesterday to submit gourds they had painted for a special benefit art show of nothing but painted gourds called, “Out of your gourd”. The three, Sharon and Doug Quarles and Tom Windem, have spent much of the last week on their small canvases – preparing the surfaces, […]

Artists complete mural

William Thompson Doug and Sharon Quarles have become popular with locals and tourists alike over the past two months for the large mural they have been painting on the side of Lowe’s Grocery Store. Doug Quarles said he expects the mural to be completed today or tomorrow. His wife Sharon expects a small ceremony to […]

Art camp to begin again

TV Hagenah Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles announced last week that because of the success of their recent art camp, they would be holding another one later this month. The two Tucumcari artist said they were a bit unsure if they would do more than one at the beginning of the summer but because of […]