Parade of lights set

QCS staff It’s time once again to prepare for the Annual Parade of Lights. It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Set-up is from 5 p.m., to 6 p.m., at the corner of South First Street and West Evans Avenue. The parade will take a new route and will end at […]

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Parade of Lights contest winners

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Residential 1. Greg & Lois Sappingto, 1705 S. 5th 2. Kenneth & Lucy Fernandez, 911 E. Evans St. 3. Kim Garcia, 2101 S. 5th

Parade of Lights hits streets on Saturday

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari and area residents can get into the holiday spirit this weekend at the Tucumcari’s Chamber of Commerce 20th annual Parade of Lights and Christmas lights contest. Events start at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the Parade of Lights, said Tom Dominguez, event chairman. Dominguez said Santa will kick off […]

Chamber announces Christmas lights contest winners

Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce announed the following winners of the Christmas Lights contests. Take the kids on a nighttime drive to enjoy the winners: Business Pajarito Interiors 106 W. Main St. Pow Wow South 415 E. Washington Ave. Quay Broadcasters 902 S. Date St. Radio Shack 1324 W. Route 66 Blvd. Presbyterian Church 306 […]

12-01-2007: Birthdays, holiday lighting contests

Monster truck fan … The bigger the wheels, the better life is when it comes to Johnathan Michael Romero. Johnathan is a monster truck fan who loves to push his trucks along any route, and who will be celebrating his first birthday on Sunday with a monster truck theme, attended by friends and family, said […]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, […]

Parade of lights hits highest wattage yet

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Saturday’s annual Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights contained hours of preparation, dozens of participants and tens of thousands of lights. And what did kids in the crowd say they liked best about the parade? The candy. At least that was the answer from 5-year-olds Sierra Sandoval and Amunique Angel as […]

Year to end in blaze of creativity

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS January through November Herman Lopez’ tractor is, well, a tractor. But come December, specifically for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce annual Parade of Lights, this Tucumcari man’s tractor is transformed into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer – complete with a red blinking nose. It’s been such a hit, in fact, Lopez […]

A concept — A holiday tree

TV Hagenah Christmas has come and gone, well sort of gone. Our Christmas Tree is still up and the lights on the house are still there too and if a person listens to my wife they would believe both the tree and the lights will be there until next Christmas. I must say this is […]