07-04-09: Calendar

Today: Starting at dark, fireworks show at Windy Point Ute Lake State Park. . Call 487-2402.Today: 9 p.m., Fireworks display, Conchas Lake north side at marina, fireworks will discharged off of a barge, $5. Entrance fee per vehicle. Call 868-2270 or 868-2251.Today: Dark-thirty, Elks Lodge Annual Fireworks display, Elks parking lot. Call 461-1510.Sundays ongoing: 2:30 […]

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 […]

Bike Notes: Memorial rally at Blue Swallow, Toulouse trek, VFW benefit poker run

Holiday rally rides into Tucumcari for birthdayThree Route 66 icons will be hosting the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club (VRCC) for a get together BBQ on Route 66 on Memorial weekend. The Blue Swallow, Motel Safari, and the Pow-Wow Inn are teaming up for three days of festivities for bike riders from around the country.“We’re having […]

Blue Swallow to get new owners


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Its sign is a screaming neon blue. People passing through have gotten tattoos of the little bird on their ankles. It’s most likely the most photographed motel in Tucumcari. And now it’s got new owners. Route 66’s infamous Blue Swallow Motel – that’s been featured on Web sites, field […]