Local blacksmith wins in Canada

William Thompson Local blacksmith and farrier artist Jim Keith finished eighth overall at the World Championship Blacksmith’s Competition in Calgary, Alberta recently. Keith and his helper, Mark Milster, also took top prize in the creative forging category at the international competition. Keith said the creative forging category was divided into two parts. “First of all […]

4-H Horse Show, Rodeo on for July 23-25

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State 4-H Horse Show and Quay County 4-H Rodeo is, according to Quay County Extension agent Pete Walden and others from the extension office, raring to go on the weekend of July 23. According to Tammy Hall of the extension office, 4-H horse enthusiasts from throughout the state will be […]

Vic Breen Tourney set to begin

TV Hagenah The Vic Breen Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place Friday-Sunday July 23-25 at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. “This is one of the best tournaments all year here,” said golfer and Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose. Primrose said the tournament “Is always well organized” and has a number of different aspects […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

Taking steps back with homemade stilts

Lynn Moncus If you watched the parade on Route 66 last Saturday, you saw a couple of very tall people striding along on their stilts as if they were accustomed to walking at that height and speed on all occasions. Just watching them walk so easily certainly brought back memories of earlier times when many […]

Rock ‘n Roll caps Route 66 Festival

TV Hagenah The 2004 edition of the Route 66 Festival is over and according to the president of the association, Johnnie Meier, things came off pretty well. “I was impressed with almost everything,” said Meier. “I think everyone had a good time. At least everyone I talked to did. And having a good time and […]

Logan school hires principal

Elaine Quarles The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline […]

Clovis firm lands Tucumcari school contract

William Thompson The Tucumcari Municpal School Board voted to award a hefty construction and renovation contract to Wilson and Wilson Co., a Clovis-based construction firm, Tuesday afternoon. William Reents, Phd., Superintendent of Tucumcari Municipal Schools, said the contract is for phase one of a three–phase renovation process, and the amount of the winning bid was […]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, […]