Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of [...]

Henry G. Fuentes

Henry G. Fuentes Henry G. Fuentes, 69, died at his home in Logan Monday evening, April 19, 2004. Henry Fuentes was born April 18, 1935 at Logan. He had been a lifetime resident of Logan. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He was retired from the Logan School System where he worked as [...]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because [...]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for [...]

Arrest may clear two cases

William Thompson A 24-year-old Tucumcari man is charged with assaulting police and burglary after a standoff with officers early Saturday morning. Albert Gutierrez is accused of telling officers he was prepared to shoot them when they showed up at his residence at 709 E. Heman St. in response to a report of domestic violence. Tucumcari [...]

Rodeo team places

There was a field of about 100 roping teams in the recent intercollegiate rodeo at Big Springs, Texas, and of that group, Mesalands ropers Domingo Mendoza and Eric Mascarenas split eighth and nineth place in the long round. They went on to take fifth place in the short round and fifth average. Ropers Tye Culberson [...]

Tracksters fare well at weekend meets

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s boys varsity track team posted fast times in running events at the Fort Sumner meet Saturday. The girls relay team fared well also. 16 teams competed at Ft. Sumner. The boys’ 400 meter relay team finished first with a time of 44.86. The Tucumcari boys’ 800 meter relay team also [...]

Clerk’s office promotes Quay voter registration

William Thompson The Quay County Clerk’s Office is conducting a voter registration drive through May 4. That is the day registration will close for voters wishing to cast ballots in the Primary Election. Anyone who will be 18 years of age before June 1, the date of the Primary Election, is eligible to register. Jeannette [...]

Governor visits city

TV Hagenah New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson came to Tucumcari Tuesday and a full house at the Tucumcari City Hall was pleased that he did. It was standing room only at city hall as Richardson greeted old acquaintances, gave a run-down on the recently finished Roundhouse accomplishments and then answered questions from the audience in [...]

Rattlers take doubleheader

William Thompson Game 1 The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team used solid hitting to defeat the San Jon Coyotes 14-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Tucumcari. The Coyotes scored the first run of the game with an RBI single by Will McEntire in the top of the first inning. A.J. [...]