VFW auxiliary president visits Tucumcari as part of national tour

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Thomas Garcia The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary’s National President Gwendolyn Rankin visited Tucumcari Tuesday as part of a national tour. “It has been a fabulous visit,” Rankin said. Rankin was honored at a banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center, attended by 50 members of the VFW Post 2528. Opening the ceremony was the posting [...]

Book signing, concert tour stop in Tucumcari

Thomas Garcia A writer and musician will travel through Tucumcari Wednesday as part of his eight state Route 66 book signing and concert tour. Bob Saar of Burlington, Iowa, set out Aug. 15 to promote his self-published book “In Memory of David’s Buick ” on a tour along Route 66. “The reason I am doing [...]

Motor tour draws more than 40 to Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia On Saturday the vintage classic cars, newer cars, trucks with campers in tow and RVs set out from the Tucumcari Convention Center on the first leg of the Route 66 Motor Tour. “I am from Amarillo and love Route 66,” said Bob “Crocodile” Lile. “When I found out this tour was going to [...]

Motor tour draws 40 residents

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QCS Staff Participants in the inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour will arrive Friday in Tucumcari. Forty people pre-registered for the three-day tour along Route 66 from Tucumcari to Gallup, said Vickie Ashcraft, president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association. Ashcraft said the New Mexico Route 66 Association is sponsoring the tour to encourage people [...]

Press Release: First-Ever New Mexico Tour 66 Motor Tour Revs Up

It wouldn’t be summer without an old-fashioned trip along the Mother Road and the Route 66 Association of New Mexico aims to please with its first-ever New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour July 23-25, 2010.

05-06-09: Calendar

Today: 6:30-8:30 p.m., public meeting to gather regional input for an update of New Mexico’s first State Water Plan by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Tucumcari Convention Center. 1500 West Rt.66. Call (505) 764-3864.Today:

Ag Science Center Field Day set for Aug. 6

Tree and turfgrasses will be featured topics at the Annual Field Day sponsored by the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. The featured speaker will be Lowell Catlett, regents professor and dean and chief administrator officer of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, NMSU at Las Cruces. Attendees also will get [...]

Jurassic Park in the Biblical sense

By Leonard Lauriault Often, after the day’s work is done, I do a mindless activity like watching movies. Recently, as I was re-watching Jurassic Park, the following thoughts came to me. (Yes, leisure time occasionally gets interrupted by things more profitable. Thank goodness, or God, for VHS and DVD, which keep us from completely missing [...]

Musician staging benefit concert

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Musician Jared Young said he is from a small town and adores small towns, though he never wrote a song about small towns. “I think John Cougar (Mellencamp) did it best,” he laughed. But that does not bar Young from putting small towns on the list of stops during his tour. [...]

Guided tours showcase town

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When former Tucumcari residents Paul and Rosa Trujillo came back to visit this week for the first time since 1956, they said they did not expect a lot of what they saw. Yes, Route 66 was still there. Yes, the Spanish Baptist church where they were married was still [...]