City police sued in federal court

William Thompson A woman denied employment by Tucumcari police has filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of discrimination. Vivian Martinez claims she was not hired because of her former employment as an exotic dancer. Paul Baker, office manager for the law firm Linda G. Hemphill, P.C., which represents Martinez, said her trial began […]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Tornado seen near San Jon

William Thompson An off-duty state police officer said he witnessed what he thought may have been a tornado near San Jon around 7 p.m. Saturday evening. State and local police officials in Tucumcari said no injuries or major damage resulted from heavy thunderstorm activity that occurred along Interstate 40 in Quay County between Tucumcari and […]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]

Registration set for soccer league

Representatives for the Tucumcari Youth Soccer League announced recently that there will be soccer registration on Aug. 19, 20 and 23. According to Brenda Bishop of the league, there are some changes in soccer this year. The major change is that there will only be a single season, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Bishop […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

Local nurse recognized

Linda Leonard Sims was recently recognized by Baylor University Health Care System in Dallas, Texas as a Top Nominee for the 2003 Five Star Spirit Award. The nominees are identified for this award not only by striving for excellence in their jobs, becoming a role model, and attaining the respect of peers, patients and families, […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Rattler volleyball team set to start

TV Hagenah It could be a very good year for the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Team. Head volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo said she thinks that the 2004 volleyball season could develop into a strong year for the team she coaches. “We’re still young and we are still rebuilding,” said Trujillo, “but we could surprise some […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]