Battle of Bands set

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is hosting a battle of the bands Saturday June 12 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Five bands are slated to perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said the event is designed to foster greater […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Barry named to Selective Service Board

Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, has been appointed to serve on the New Mexico Region 3 Selective Service Board which includes Quay and Union counties. The certificate of appointment was presented to Dr. Barry by the Selective Service Commander for the State of New Mexico, Detachment Commander Gabriel Romero. The Selective […]

Ute Lake draws visitors

Eric Butler Just a week ago, a middle-aged woman sat in a lawn chair — propped up on the shady side of her recreational vehicle — and read a book next to a quiet Ute Lake. Hers was among only six RVs in the lot. That serenity ended over the weekend. By Saturday, the place […]

Academic honors

Oklahoma Baptist University A former Logan High School student was informed recently that he would be the recipient of two endowed scholarships. Kyle Hurt a 2001 graduate of Logan High School and currently a student at Oklahoma Baptist University has received the $1,500 Eddie Hurt Scholarship which is an annual scholarship given by OBU. He […]

Fire restrictions established

William Thompson The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even […]

Three travel to recital

Three piano students of Patricia Davidson traveled to Amarillo early in May to take part in the 34th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival. Performing in Amarillo at the festival May 8 were Ellen Bone, Matthew Trujillo and Jessyka Trujillo. Bone played Bagatelle by Tcherepnin and received an “Outstanding” rating. Matthew Trujillo played Spanish Nocturne by […]

Former Rattler coach heads to NMAA

David Wagner A former Tucumcari coach, Mario Martinez recently accepted a position as assistant director of men’s athletics for the New Mexico Activities Association. The NMAA is expected to formally approve the hiring Wednesday. The 49-year-old Martinez has spent more than 27 years coaching in New Mexico high schools, the last 12 at Fort Sumner […]

Four selected as All Stars

William Thompson Four Tucumcari High school athletes will have football on their minds next month. The four football players have been selected to play in the Class A-AA North-South All-Star game to be played June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Silver City. A.J. Molinas, Andy Lau, Rob McClelland and Abel Vargas each made the North […]

Madrid, Curry, Frost win

TV Hagenah Most were not expecting a huge turnout at Tuesday’s election and according to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford that was, for the most part, what they got. Despite that, people were chosen to serve or to compete again in November. Quay County had two different competitions on the ballot for county commissioner, one […]