Tucumcari, Santa Rosa compete for museum

Russell Anglin Johnnie Meier has an important decision to make. Meier, former president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association and current owner of the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, has officials from Tucumcari and Santa Rosa competing to host his collection of Route 66 memorabilia. Meier said he wants to establish the first New […]

Fussy horse smarter than estimated

The owner told Warren that Della had a reputation of being hard to shoe. She was an 18-year-old mare whose foals were sought after for the cutting genes she passed down. He had been offered $50,000 for her but declined. He wanted her shod. Since Warren did the shoeing, he was chosen to confront her. […]

Local man realizes toll of Haitian earthquake through family

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Thomas Garcia A Quay County business owner says he’s stunned at the destruction in Haiti, where he has relatives struggling to survive.

Bikers run on common ground with our pioneers

By Lynn Moncus Last Sunday evening, Mr. Bill Kinder, owner of the Blue Swallow Motel, invited me to have dinner with a group of bicycle riders and to talk to them a little about the history of Tucumcari. Of course, I was thinking about Mrs. Lillian Redman, the former owner, and of the times she […]

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 […]

10-10-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 9:42 a.m., a male requested a welfare check on a horse on east Laughlin Avenue. The owner of the horse had been given a warning to […]

City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf […]

Commission sets hearing date for owner of Sands Dorsey

Chelle Delaney A hearing for the owner of the Sands Dorsey Building will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, the Tucumcari City Commission said Thursday night. The building’s owner Bob Hengstenberg had requested the hearing to oppose a recommended demolition of the building. An engineering firm recommended demolition after conducting an environmental survey […]

Coronado Park says it has the numbers

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About $250,000 was spent on economic research and feasibility studies, said Don Chalmers, the majority owner of Coronado Partners, LLC, which wants to build the

February 1958

Virgil Montgomery, owner and operator of Tucumcari Farm Supply, sold his farm supply business to Otis Brown, who had recently moved to Tucumcari. … County Agent Lloyd Cavasos reported the response by Quay County producers to the federal brucellosis eradication program had been excellent, and he expected the county to be certified brucellosis free in […]