Confusing streets part of area life

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I’ve heard it said a drunk using a plow pulled by a blind mule on a dark night laid out the streets of Portales. The real story is that after first laying out streets parallel to the railroad, someone decided things instead needed to be squared up according to the […]

Blast of wind sends dumpsters flying at Barnes and Fourth

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Chelle Delaney A blast of wind that several residents described as a small twister caused three Dumpsters to be lifted up in the air on Barnes Avenue between south Third and Fourth streets about 7:15 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said the dumpsters were up in the air twisting higher than the trees and telephone poles. “I […]

Small fire in backyard quickly extinguished

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By QCS Staff A fire that started Monday in the backyard of a Tucumcari residence was quickly brought under control by the Tucumcari Fire Department. The fire in the alleyway between south Fourth and Fifth streets was reported about 10:50 a.m. Homeowner Christy Jones said she did not know what caused the fire. The fire […]

Police Blotter: 02-21-09

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 11:15 a.m., an anonymous caller reported that the windows had been broken out of a vehicle parked at the corner of south Sixth and west High […]

Retailer says alley closed too long

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An alleyway closed to traffic behind the fire-ravaged Sands-Dorsey building needs to be re-opened for delivery trucks and access to businesses, said businessowner Ruth Nelson. An orange barrier blocks the alley on Second Street between Main and Center streets. No vehicles can enter because large metal supports attached to […]

December 1935

L.J. Knight of San Jon demonstrated that he was one of the nation’s real farmers at Chicago’s International Livestock show. He won the blue ribbon for the best maize exhibited. …W.M. Hedgecoke suddenly dropped dead on a streets in Newkirk. … AJ. Luck began his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church. … Santa Claus landed at […]

Try backing into idea of angle parking

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What should we do about parking in downtown Tucumcari? Right now, it’s pretty various. Parallel parking, where the cars line up along the curb, is pretty much the recent historical norm. But early in Tucumcari’s history and in cities around the country, hungry to produce more parking space in […]

Firefighters continue vigil

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By Chelle Delaney Firefighters continued to monitor at noon on Saturday the still smoldering Sands Dorsey Building in Tucumcari. The building caught fire on Friday at about 5 p.m. Firefighters kept a vigil over the fire throughout the night watering down intermittent bursts of flames. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the firefighters would stay at […]

Hail storm covers Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights in homes and businesses. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about […]

Street open for public

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun This afternoon, there will be a grand opening of Main Street. Those orange construction barrels barring traffic on Main Street will have departed.  Cars  and trucks will again be able to use  long-blocked Main Street. You’ll be able to go east and west and and north over the overpass onto […]