70 students named to Tucumcari High School Honor Roll

Tucumcari High School released their honor roll for the second nine weeks term. .Second nine weeks: Seniors receiving straight “A’s” were Jamie Pender and Josette Rey. Juniors receiving straight “A’s” were Danny Benavidez, Alisha Craine and Marlena Murphy. Sophomores receiving straight “A’s” were Clay Beevers, Stephanie Burns, Drew Hale, Eric Holt and Ann Louise Romero. […]

Two walk across America for candidate

TV Hagenah Two young people, one from Ames, Iowa and the other from Ann arbor, Mich. traveled through Tucumcari late last week. That they traveled through Tucumcari was less of note than how and why. The two, Jonathan Meier and Amy Kaplan are walking across the United States in support of a political candidate and […]

March, services honor Martin Luther King

TV Hagenah On a cold Monday morning, almost 50 people gathered at the southwest corner of Tucumcari’s Northside Park to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King by marching a short distance and then attending a brief service in his honor at a nearby church. The people, ranging from youths to senior citizens, walked approximately […]

‘Tucumcari time’ confuses editor

TV Hagenah The other day I was talking on the phone to a young man who grew up in Tucumcari and had recently returned home from college. I wanted to arrange a meeting with him so I could take a photograph for a story I was doing, and I asked him to come by the […]

Rattlers lose to Santa Rosa

William Thompson Friday’s game against Santa Rosa was not decided until the final minutes, but Tucumcari fell short at home, 71-60. A large, vocal crowd was on hand to watch the heated rivalry between the two I-40 foes. Early on the Santa Rosa fans had much to cheer about as the Lions took a quick […]

Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale. Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season. “We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell 60-21 Friday to a more experienced Santa Rosa team. Santa Rosa was leading when Whitney Spinks kept her team in the game early by scoring Tucumcari’s first two baskets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Santa Rosa’s three point shooting. Still, Tucumcari was only down by nine at […]

Altrusa receives grant

TV Hagenah The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari, a women’s service and philanthropy organization, received a $1,000 check from the Comcast Foundation on Jan. 7. The check was presented to the organization by Lem Chesher of the National Resources Conservation Service and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District for volunteer work club members […]

Economic Development meeting draws big crowd

TV Hagenah The Economic development “visioning session” Tuesday evening did what most in the audience want Tucumcari to achieve. It grew so big, it outgrew its confines. The original site for the meeting was scheduled for the Territorial Building of the Tucumcari Convention Center at the east end of Tucumcari. However, 10 minutes after the […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]