Rodeo team shines again in short round

Mesalands Community College rodeo team members made a good short round showing in steer wrestling and team roping during the recently held Snyder, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Steer Wrestler Justin Price finished the long round in seventh place out of 48 contenders. He went on to place sixth in the short round and fifth overall. Team […]

Theresa M. Martinez

Theresa M. Martinez Theresa M. “Tere” Martinez, 94, died at her home in Tucumcari on Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Theresa Martinez was born November 3, 1909 at San Rafael (Montoya) in the Territory of New Mexico. She had lived in Tucumcari since 1958. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was active […]

Circus offers fun for all

William Thompson Nearly 300 Tucumcari area residents enjoyed an evening performance of the circus Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The Culpepper-Merriwether Combined Circus had all the trappings one would expect from a traveling circus. Two male clowns, Doodles and Melvino, strolled about the circus grounds prior to the show, playing tricks and making children and parents […]

Students plant trees to help landscape

TV Hagenah Throughout the day Thursday, Tucumcari Elementary School students filed out of their school and into the “Outdoor Classroom” just north of the elementary school to plant trees to help landscape the classroom. The children were divided up into small groups under the immediate supervision of a high school National Honor Society member and […]

Good attendance honored

Elementary releases perfect attendance lists Tucumcari Elementary School recently released its third term perfect attendance lists for preschool through second grade. Preschool students with perfect attendance were Dominic Blea, Shiv Bhakta, Shant Bhakta, Hayden Modisette, Kyle lopez, Michael Christian and Jessyka Welshenbaugh. Kindergarten students with perfect attendance were Brandi Kingston, Richard Aragon, Stephen Leyva, Travis […]

Tracksters impress many with speed

TV Hagenah “Our kids open some people’s eyes by the times they turned in this early in the season,” said Rattler Track Coach Wayne Ferguson about the performances of Tucumcari High School Runners at the Fort Sumner Qualifier, Tuesday. “Actually, they opened mine too.” Ferguson said the rattler runners and field personnel turned in “some […]

Daylight-saving time – Conspiracy

TV Hagenah The month of April – Income tax, daylight-savings time, April Fools Day. Coincidence? I think not. Obviously, it is a major conspiracy. “They” are out to get us! (Don’t you just love using “They” to blame everything on? When I was little, I used to blame everything on my big sister. Now, I […]

Visit provides peace, perspective

Lynn Moncus After the reception at Tucumcari Historical Museum in recognition of the publication of our book, I loaded Aggie into the car the next day and headed to the canyons in order to enjoy the memories and to return to reality. As most of you know, I go out home during mental emergencies or […]

Clovis mayor says Tucumcari greedy

Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said in a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday evening. Landsford said Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their share […]

College rodeoers succeed in Odessa

Mesalands Community College steer wrestlers Justin Price and Winston Jim finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long round at the Odessa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. Chance Pope came close with a 13th place finish in the long round. Price and Jim went on to split the sixth and seventh places in […]