Local airshow wins N.M. honor

TV Hagenah Once again the Tucumcari Airshow was named the Airshow/Event of the Year by the New Mexico Municipal League earlier this week. According to Roger Makin, communications coordinator of the New Mexico Municipal League the Tucumcari Airshow won the honor “based on community involvement, variety of activities, public notice and management efficiency.” Makin said […]

Reading program begins

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Summer Reading program, Readiscover New Mexico, will begin June 21 at Tucumcari Public Library on Second Street, and according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker, it promises to be a fun time for the young people taking part in it. “We’re going to have a number of different activities aimed specifically at children,” […]

San Jon Schools gets new super

TV Hagenah As of 7 p.m. Monday, the San Jon School District has a new administrator . Chosen to replace the exiting principal and superintendent of schools at San Jon was New Mexico native, Craig Stockton. “I’m really excited about having Mr. Stockton on board,” said San Jon Board of Education member Art White. “I’ve […]

Bread lady returns

William Thompson Mary Jane Edaakie, a member of the Isleta Pueblo tribe and affectionately known to Tucumcari residents as the “Bread Lady”, returned to the Tucumcari Historical Museum Saturday to bake Native American bread in an outdoor oven or “horno.” Edaakie comes from the Isleta Pueblo reservation to Tucumcari twice a year to serve up […]

Euro tourists sample Tucumcari

William Thompson A bus load of about fifty tourists from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, pulled into Tucumcari Saturday for a brief visit at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. The bus had stopped previously at the Glenrio Welcome Center where tourism officials told the travelers about Native American bread being made at the museum. The tourists, […]

Rattler all-stars compete

The Class A-AA North-South all-star football players faced off recently with four players from Tucumcari High School starting for the North team. The South team, however, defeated the North team 23-0 at Western New Mexico University stadium in Silver City. Rattler Coach Dub Smith said the all-star coaches were pleased with the effort of A.J. […]

Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass […]

Quay County GOP go to convention

Three Republicans representing Quay County traveled to Albuquerque over the weekend to the quadrennial Republican State Convention. Attending the convention were County Party Chairperson Travis Nelson, and Quay County Representatives Jimmy Pierce and Betty Ditto. Nelson said that a number of other area Republicans were present including: New Mexico State Agriculture Secretary from Quay County […]

Kryptic wins battle of bands

A band called “Kryptic” won the $200 top prize at last weekend’s Battle of the Bands held at Tucumcari Convention Center. Kryptic’s members have New Mexico State University and Tucumcari connections. The second place prize went to Eternal Funk, a band with Levelland College and Tucucmari connections and third prize went to Shana and the […]

Quay County bans fires, fireworks

TV Hagenah The Quay County Commissioners passed a proclamation Monday banning fireworks, weed burning and campfires throughout the county until further notice.. “It is sad we have to do this,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling, “but the fire danger is just so high that it is unavoidable.” Lewalling pointed to the danger of brush […]