Documentary featuring locals wins Emmy

Tom Drake and TV Hagenah A documentary featuring work in Tucumcari and five other New Mexico Route 66 communities to restore historic neon signs has won the Rocky Mountain Emmy, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced earlier in the week. The PBS production, “Route 66, the Neon Road” documents the award-winning Route 66 Neon […]

Stephanie Renee Gutierrez

Stephanie Renee Gutierrez, 21, died on Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 in Albuquerque. Stephanie Gutierrez was born Feb. 8, 1983 in Albuquerque. At the time of her death she was a student studying to be a dental hygienist. She is survived by her children, Nathaniel Gutierrez and Fabian Mondragon both of Albuquerque; her brother Charles Gutierrez […]

As season continues House gets better

TV Hagenah In the last four days, the House High School volleyball team has played two different opponents and they won one and lost one. Against Floyd High School on Tuesday, the House girls took the volleyball powerhouse to a fifth game, as they split the first four games of the match 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, […]

Rattlers fall to NMMI

William Thompson The New Mexico Military Institute football team scored two quick touchdowns to open the second half as they put away the Tucumcari Rattlers 58-36 at Tucumcari’s homecoming. Rattler Coach Dub Smith remained optimistic about his team after the game. “Our kids did not quit,” said Smith. “We were a little overmatched tonight because […]

Homecoming goes well

TV Hagenah According to the administrators at Tucumcari High School, all in all, 2004’s homecoming was a success. “I think everything went very well,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar of the five days that were homecoming 2004. “I think I can safely say it went surprisingly smoothly. Assistant High School Principal Rex Maddaford […]

Local man contracts West Nile

William Thompson According to the New Mexico Department of Public Health, a 45-year-old Quay County man contracted the West Nile Virus sometime in August. Beth Velasquez, a spokesperson for the health department, said it is likely the man has already recovered from mild symptoms. “The man had ‘West Nile fever’,” said Velasquez. “It is a […]

Mesalands gains accreditation

Mesalands Community College school officials have received official notice of 10 years of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, a unit of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the body that grants accreditation for colleges, universities and schools in this region. In April, Mesalands underwent a voluntary, comprehensive evaluation visit by […]

Man killed in I-40

According to New Mexico State Police, a tractor trailer traveling in the westbound lanes of I-40 near milepost 314, drifted into the eastbound lanes Sunday morning, striking a sport utility vehicle driven by Billy Wayne Garrett of Oklahoma. Garrett was killed on impact. The driver of the tractor trailer, Zhi Yan Wu of California, and […]

City discusses trash

TV Hagenah Taking a page from the Quay County Commissioners’ book, Tucumcari City Commissiones began discussing trash disposal Tuesday evening. Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose explained to the commissioners that that he anticipated that the move by the county towards privatizing trash pick up in rural parts of Quay County would probably impact the ciy […]

Conchas plants, cleans up

TV Hagenah Conchas Lake State Park saw 97 volunteers come out Saturday, to donate their time to help make that state park look a little better in the future. “I think it was wonderful,” said Park Ranger Julie Stone one of the driving forces behind the event, about the turn out and activity for National […]