A modest salute to Baxter Black

TV Hagenah When I was first hired at this paper, my publisher said, “There are only two things you don’t change with this paper, the first is the mast, because the owners want it that way and I’ll fire you if you touch it, and the other is that Baxter Black runs every week. The […]

Crowd enjoys ‘Historical’ gathering

Lynn Moncus During the evening of April 26, around 100 members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute gathered at the Elks Lodge for the annual dinner meeting. Three new board members were elected to replace Joanie Vance, Lala Landess, and Sonny Cast during the business session. They are Lucy Nials, Yetta Bidegain, and Danny Wallace. […]

San Jon recognized as ‘Tree City’

William Thompson Many people from other parts of the country probably do not think of New Mexico as a haven for tree lovers, but San Jon has recently been designated a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation. San Jon was one of only eight New Mexico communities to receive that designation. Bobby […]

Commissioners reject center’s roof upgrade

TV Hagenah The senior center will not have a new roof in the next few weeks. Despite hopes to the contrary by both patrons of the senior center and of Tucumcari City Commissioners, for the second commission meeting in a row, the commissioners decided to reject the bids by area contractors for the job. As […]

Tucumcari Middle School Students win break

TV Hagenah Even though it was rainy and somewhat cold, eighth graders from Tucumcari Middle School enjoyed standing outside dining on popcorn and soft drinks Friday morning just an hour after school began. The event took place because their class had beaten out all the other classes at the middle school in a competition to […]

Madrid to run

Grace E. Madrid declared her candidacy for reelection for the position of District 1 County Commissioner. Madrid has served for the past four years as District 1 Commissioner. Madrid is a retired State of New Mexico employee with 26 years service. She has served as president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is […]

VFW post to help with local lawns

TV Hagenah Recently, when a job needed to be done (actually a number of jobs needed to be done), the city turned to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW said they would be “honored” to do it. In their push to beautify the City of Tucumcari, the city commission has begun to make […]

McAlister inaugurates new postmaster

TV Hagenah McALISTER – As communities with post offices go, they don’t get much smaller than McAlister, and according to their newest Post Master, Rachelle Moon, that’s fine by her. Moon will be officially sworn in on Tuesday, but she has been active with the Post Office since the mid-1990s starting out as the substitute […]

Camp ‘Billy Joe’ available to locals

The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management, Five-State Range and Wildlife Academy is seeking high school students to participate in the Black Mesa Ecological Academy. The Academy will be June 20 to June 25 at Camp “Billy Joe” and Black Mesa State Park near Kenton, Okla. The academy will be a cooperative […]

Rattlers take district championships

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a tough Estancia team 11-10 to win the District 4 Class A/AA baseball title. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said it seemed like a World Series victory to his players. “The guys were hugging each other […]