County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, [...]

Agriculture welcomes summer rains

William Thompson The recent steady rainfall in the Tucumcari area which began late Friday evening and lasted until Saturday afternoon, was welcomed by Quay County farmers and ranchers. Although some parts of the county received more rain than others, the rain was steady in and around Tucumcari. Leonard Lariault, an agronomist for the NMSU Agriculture [...]

Chamber gets new officers

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce recently chose new officers. Chosen to take over the direction of the Chamber were Will Cantrell, of the First National Bank of New Mexico as president, Paula Chacon of DCC Interiors and Daniel Construction as first Vice President and Debbie Lafferty of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital [...]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment [...]

Marcos Leandro Baca

Marcos “Lee” Leandro Baca died Sunday, July 25, 2004 near Santa Teresa in a roll-over accident. Lee Baca was born February 12, 1983 and was a 2001 Tucumcari High School graduate. He played high school football for both Springer and Tucumcari. He also ran on the track team. He was a life-long member of the [...]

Construction to begin on 1-40

Fisher Sand and Gravel of Albuquerque is the low bidder for the reconstruction of I-40 between Newkirk and Tucumcari, according to New Mexico Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught. Construction will begin after the Department of Transportation finalizes the contract and completes a two month review process. This project is one of more than 40 transportation and [...]

Horse show, rodeo end

While the rodeo arena that the 4-H rodeo and horse show competitors used over the weekend looked more appropriate for mud wrestling than rodeoing and horse showing, the show and the rodeo went on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. According to Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden, despite the terrible conditions everything went off with little [...]

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need [...]

Vic Breen Golf Tourney deemed success

TV Hagenah Despite weather more suited for duck hunting than golf, the annual Vic Breen Memorial Golf Classic took place over the weekend with 43 golfers competing in the tournament. According to Tucumcari Club Professional Charlie Maciel, this is one of the most highly regarded tournaments in Eastern New Mexico. Maciel said that in spite [...]

Water rates hiked

William Thompson Marty Garcia, Assistant City Manager said Tucumcari city management recently decided to raise water rates for residential and commercial customers both within and outside city limits. Average water bills for residential customers may be as much as $17 higher with next month’s bill. Garcia said city revenues have fallen short of expectations. “Raising [...]