Local Olympian remembers

TV Hagenah When the vast majority of Quay County residents turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For one Tucumcari resident, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented [...]

Route 66 bridge to open

TV Hagenah Christina Romero of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Department announced Monday that Thursday at 3 p.m. would be the official Ribbon Cutting for the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 roughly halfway between Tucumcari and San Jon. “We promised the folks in San Jon we’d have the bridge open in between [...]

Rides, games provide fun

TV Hagenah For some the Quay County Fair is the chance to show a lamb, pig or steer. For others it might be the chance to display their skill in painting or photography and for still others, it might be the chance to show off their prowess at roping or barrel racing. Probably to a [...]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this [...]

Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not [...]

Loren Clinton Osborn, James Cooper Nutt

Loren Clinton Osborn Loren Clinton “Shorty” Osborn, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 in Amarillo. Shorty Osborn was born to George and Elizabeth Osborn in Logan in 1925. He graduated from Logan High School in 1942 and then served in the Army Air Corps. Following World War II, he married Florence Primrose in 1947 and [...]

What’s in a name anyway?

TV Hagenah I was reading in a newspaper the other day that the state of North Dakota was thinking about changing its name. Really! In fact, it has even been brought to the floor of the North Dakota state legislature and they have been discussing it. Their argument is that the reason no one goes [...]

Aggie takes over keys of computer

Lynn Moncus When the slave squeaked, “Aggie,” I knew she needed something so I ambled in to see what she wanted. Because she was pointing at the computer, I leapt onto the chair to begin writing this column before she could change her mind. She has had what she calls a cold and has been [...]

Police plan to target drinking and driving

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Police Cpl. Jon Howard announced Friday that on the heels of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the July 4 holiday, he is asking the people of Tucumcari to take part in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose,” campaign. The program will take place from Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, [...]

Rattlers kick off new season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team lines up against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27 and coaches aren’t sure yet how the young Rattler linemen will respond. “Our big question mark is our line,” said running back coach Gary Hittson,”That’s what everybody’s going to be looking at.” Line coach Wayne Ferguson said his young [...]