Skull collection donated to college

TV Hagenah Ron and Lisa Jones of Tucumcari have donated a collection of 37 skulls from a wide variety of animals from Quay County, northern New Mexico and south Texas to Mesalands Community College. “Well,” said Ron Jones a wildlife specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, “We donated it because we felt it […]

San Jon School to receive trees

TV Hagenah The San Jon School District will be getting a small forest of trees in conjunction with a special program provided by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The NMEMNRD’s Forestry Division has awarded the school and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District a $2,725 “Forest Re-Leaf” grant to […]

Rattlers return to court

By TV Hagenah Both the boys and girls are playing basketball as the season begins in earnest following the Christmas holidays. The boys’ team which is now ranked third in the AA rankings in New Mexico, will head to the first ever Lion Classic Basketball Tournament in Santa Rosa. There the Rattlers will take on […]

First Baptist Church celebrates 100

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church turned 100 on Sunday and they had a party with all the trimmings to celebrate it at the church’s fellowship hall. Tucumcari’s oldest protestant church commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church Sunday evening Jan. 4 with a birthday cake, balloons a room full of […]

Obits Jan. 7

Gerald Raymond Robinson Gerald Raymond Robinson died January 1, 2004 in Albuquerque. Gerald was born in Riverhead, N.Y., December 23, 1954. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after graduating from Riverhead High School. While in the Air Force, he was stationed in Texas. He came to love the southwest and made Texas his […]

Police Blotter Jan. 7

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Jan. 6 • About 4 a.m. a 48-year-old male was arrested at the 400 block of East Turner for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing. Jan. 5 • About 8 p.m. a […]

Democratic support rally to be held

By TV Hagenah Members of the public will have a chance to find out specifically what all the Democratic presidential candidates have to say on Friday, Jan. 9 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. According to Andi Baum of the Tucumcari Democratic Party, the get-together is being billed as a “Democrat Presidential Rally” and will take […]

Instructor selected for national seminar

QCS Reports Charles Ynfante, Instructor of Humanities at Mesalands Community College has been selected as one of 20 instructors who have been invited to participate in the 2004 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar for Hispanic-serving Institutions at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week.. […]

Semester kicks off on good note

By TV Hagenah The second semester of school has begun for Tucumcari Schools and according to those in charge, everything seems to be rolling along well. “So far, so good,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar. “Everything seems to going along very well, which is a little scary because there usually a few glitches […]

Family flies high with kite

By TV Hagenah When a dozen or more people gather for the holidays, often the host or hostess of the get-together can be hard pressed on a number of different fronts. Two of which are; what to give everyone so no one is left out and what to do on those down days when people […]