Local youths display artistic talents

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The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities held its annual youth art show at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday and Saturday. The show featured art from area students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, the arts council chose “New Mexico’s centennial” as the theme for the show. Winners received a free art lesson [...]

Conservation farming techniques featured at field day

Russell Anglin

Quay history — April 14

April 1969 The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. The display featured a wrecked car and a sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. The manager of the store, Dale Titus, [...]

They’re banking old building brings investments

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari couple is working to restore a Main Street building to draw businesses and life back to downtown. The two-story building at the corner of South Second and Main streets has undergone many facelifts, said Niva Romero, owner. Pictures featured in the book “Quay County: 1903-1985,” show the building from the early [...]

Mesalands wind technology program featured on CNBC

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College is being featured on national televsion today on CNBC news. “We are doing some shows for CNBC, the financial division of NBC,” said Jack Davis, satellite operator for NBC News’s southwest bureau. The impetus for the story began with plans by President Barack Obama’s administration to promote green energy, [...]

08-02-08: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Rt. 66 Quilt and Fiber Art Show, Featured quilter – Martha Shafer, admission $2, children under 10 – no charge, demonstrations all day, Hoffman challenge Exhibit of Doll Collections, vendors from Texas and New Mexico, Senior Citizens Center, 523 South Third St.

May 1953

City Police Court Judge J. Wylie Parker collected $825 in fines in one week. … The Princess Theatre was showing “Road to Bali” with Bob Hope, and the Canal Drive-in featured “Flying Leathernecks” with John Wayne. … Robbie Wellborn passed the written test and reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. … Seventeen Explorer [...]

Photographer, sculptor featured artists at ENMAS gallery

By QCS Staff Local artists Mike Lucero,

ENMAS featured artists, fiber artist grand opening

Special to the QCS April’s featured ENMAS artists Local artists Cheston Keck and Denette Johnson will be the featured artists for April at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space Gallery. An opening reception will be at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5. Artwork by Keck of Tucumcari is 3-D computer-generated art. His style [...]

Puppet show entertains youths

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By William Thompson About 75 youngsters and their parents were entertained by a puppet show Wednesday at the Elks Lodge. The show, sponsored by Altrusa and the Tucumcari Public Library, featured puppet master Markie Scholz. “I make all the puppets myself,” Scholz said. “I give about 50 shows in June and July. I get inspiration [...]