Student behavior nonpluses author

Lynn Moncus The more I hear about behavior today, the happier I am to have been born when I was. In the dim, distant past, our parents and teachers knew we were trainable even when we tried to be a bit rebellious. They didn’t bother with lengthy discussions about our short comings; they simply took […]

Local doctor helps in Afghanistan

William Thompson Dr. James Saltz, a long-time Tucumcari physician, has helped set up schools and medical clinics in Afghanistan, and is planning to return to Afghanistan this July to offer more assistance during a month-long stay. Saltz said he and his wife got involved with a Filipino humanitarian group that oversees programs designed to curb […]

Activities fight against drinking and driving

TV Hagenah With prom on their horizons (today) and with after-prom parties also an interest, Thursday, students at Tucumcari High School had something else to think about. Because the DWI program in Tucumcari staged, with the help of city emergency personnel, a mock-fatal crash to instill a sense of sober reality into the minds of […]

Lot of property faces assessor

TV Hagenah The Quay County Assessor’s Office has, under a mandate by the State of New Mexico one year to evaluate the value of 5,500 pieces of property in the county. The mandate means allowing for holidays, the Quay County Assessor will have to average examining, measuring and evaluating 21 pieces of property every day. […]

Tucumcari seniors receive recognition

William Thompson Tucumcari High School seniors, Jamie Pender and Nicole Crocker, recently received recognition from the New Mexico Department of Education for getting high scores on their ACT, a national college admissions exam, and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better at the same time. The two students received letters of recognition from the […]

Group sponsors forestry campers

TV Hagenah The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced recently that they once again will be sponsoring youths to the annual New Mexico Forestry Camp. According to Evelyn Massey of the CRSWCD, the New Mexico Forestry Camp is a five-day workshop for New Mexico’s youth to learn how to use, care for, and […]

Educators hold raffle

William Thompson The Tucumcari Education Association is raffling a painting by local artist Doug Quarles. The painting, a depiction of mallards in flight, is being raffled to raise money for a scholarship that will be disbursed to persons studying to become teachers. The raffle is the primary means used to fund the scholarship. The painting […]

Udal aide visits city

A staff member for U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. will hold office hours in Tucumcari Tuesday, April 27 at the Tucumcari City Hall. According to spokesmen from the representatives office, Udall staffer Robert Vasquez will be available to meet with area residents from 11 a.m. – noon. Vasquez said he will meet on any subject, […]

Golfers Place

William Thompson In each golf tournament this season, a different Tucumcari High School golfer has stepped up with low numbers. Thursday, Nick Wiegel and Matt Smith each shot a 77 to help Tucumcari place second out of seven teams in a tournament at Raton. Assistant Coach Rex Maddaford said each of the Rattler golfers who […]

Rattlers split with Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team could not overcome solid pitching by the Texico Wolverines in the first game of a doubleheader, losing 12 – 2. The Rattlers rebounded with a smart 19-5 win in the second game, although Texico was playing its JV squad. Game 1 The Wolverines opened up the […]