Morality tale (tail?) about ditching

TV Hagenah The local school district is attempting to cut down on absenteeism by students. They have found school runs better when students are in class. Conversely, In the seven or eight years I was in high school, as I recall, the administration periodically tried ways of keeping me out of classes. They found that […]

April showers bring spring sights

Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited about the beauty of Quay Valley and the plains after the rain fell, leaving the roaring creek and filled water holes. Now is the perfect time to tour those areas again in order to see the changes. Aggie and I took a most pleasant drive last Sunday afternoon […]

Quintana

Ralph Quintana Ralph Quintana, 80, died in Laurel Hills Health Care Facility Thursday, May 6, 2004 following an extended illness. Ralph Quintana was born June 8, 1923 in Montoya. He had been a long time resident of the Tucumcari area. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. […]

Library gets funding

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Public Library will be receiving over $11,000 in telecommunication discounts to help with the communication administration of their library. The library received the funds under the E-rate program set up by the federal government to help ensure technology for schools and libraries. The funds will pay for the Internet access fees […]

Mom reflects on special day

William Thompson Female residents of Quail Ridge Senior Special Care Center have been receiving flowers and visits from their children this Mother’s Day weekend. A.J. Williams, the supervising care giver at Quail Ridge, said many of the 13 mothers who live at Quail Ridge go out to eat with their children in remembrance of Mother’s […]

Area students shine at FCCLA contests

William Thompson Three Tucumcari High School students did well in the Family Career Community Leaders of America competition in Albuquerque recently, and three students from House School will go on to compete in national competition in Chicago. Teresa Araiz, of Tucumcari, won top prize in the cake decorating competition, but students in that category do […]

Festivities set for Glenrio

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism will hold a day of festivities at the Glenrio Visitor Information Center off Interstate 40, exit 373, 42 miles east of Tucumcari on May 14. Representatives from area parks and businesses will be on hand with free brochures and information. Also free food such as chips and […]

Candidate announces for Quay County Commission

Bill Curry, a life-long resident of Quay County and a graduate of Tucumcari High School announced his candidacy for Quay County Commission, District 2 recently. Curry was raised on the Curry Ranch west of Tucumcari near Palomas. His work experience in Quay County includes eight years as the city engineer for the City of Tucumcari, […]

Seven area students to graduate from ENMU

PORTALES – Seven students from the Tucumcari area are graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring. The students looking to graduation at ENMU are: Blanca Esthela Banuelas master of education in education; Heather Kristen Buxton, bachelor of science in psychology; Kaylene M. Davis, master of education in education; Brad Stuart Hodges, bachelor of […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]