Voting begins Wednesday for city gross receipts tax question

By Dave Gragg Early voting begins Wednesday for a quarter-cent gross receipts tax in Tucumcari, the proceeds of which will go to pay for a water pipeline from Ute Lake. When the Tucumcari City Commission called for the May 20 election, the resolution they passed said the money would be used solely for the “acquisition, […]

Romanian heads across Mother Road

By Dave Gragg Vasile Stoica hopes it will take 66 days to do what no one has done before: Go from Santa Monica, Calif. to Chicago on the famed Route 66 — by wheelchair. A challenge? Yes. But not as big as others he has already overcome. And this time, he has more motivation — […]

‘Roadies’ to gather for Route 66 celebration

By Dave Gragg Ask Bob Moore what “Roadies” are, and he’ll tell you they’re a group of sometimes fanatical aficionados of Route 66, especially those who have traveled the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa. And in July, thousands of them will descend on Tucumcari like a plague of locusts, eating […]

Today’s Obituaries

Sam Kinard Mr. Sam Kinard, 81, of Amherst, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Golden Age Nursing Center in Clovis. Services are10 a.m. (CST) Monday at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Harrison Drake Mr. Harrison Drake, 91, of Hurst, Texas, a retired flour miller, died Wednesday, Feb. […]

Reflection on Bush’s war plans

Machan The thing about this Iraqi war plan is that in a republic — or representative democracy, which is not the best form of government… Which is a constitutionally limited democracy wherein the “people” — i. e., the majority of them — can decided only a few matters and a sound, libertarian constitution guides public […]

Dec. 20, to Dec. 27, 2003

Monday No events scheduled Tuesday No events scheduled Wednesday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 in observance of the holiday. • Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan will close at noon Dec. 24 and reopen at its regular time Dec. 26. Thursday • Quay County offices will be closed Dec. […]

Secondary News Headline

Brenda Bishop The 19th childhood skills workshop designed for parents, grandparents and childcare providers is scheduled for Saturday, February 1. Body copy here to fill space body copy should be placed here. Body copy here to fill space body copy should be placed here. Body copy here to fill space body copy should be placed […]

Another News Story Headline

Patricia Cooper Governor Bill Richardson on Monday appointed two men from eastern Mew Mexico, along with five others from throughout the state, to serve on the State Fair Commission. Body copy here to fill space body copy should be placed here. Body copy here to fill space body copy should be placed here. Body copy here […]