County commission candidates speak out

TV Hagenah This general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, there are two area contests taking place. One is for state senator between incumbent Republican Senator Clinton Harden of Clovis and challenger Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon. The other contest is for the Quay County Commission seat for District 2 between incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling […]

Candidate – Jeffrey Lewalling

TV Hagenah Jeffrey L. Lewalling 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you 1. Quay County has been my family’s home since 1892. I am a fifth generation Quay Countian. Quay County is my home. 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? 2. Further development of wind farms […]

Candidate – Billy R. “Bill” Curry

TV Hagenah Billy R. “Bill” Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you? 1. It is special to me because my neighbors are some of the best people in New Mexico. I was born and raised in Quay County and I live in this beautiful mesa country of Eastern New Mexico, […]

Red Ribbon Week to feature special activities

TV Hagenah According to those involved, the key event in this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign in Tucumcari is going to be something special. Regina Rael of the Red Ribbon Campaign committee in Tucumcari said plans are for the community to encircle the three schools of the city in one large circle of area people holding […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]

Rattlers vs. Clayton – ‘biggest game of the year’

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Clayton at home Friday night in what Rattler coach Dub Smith called, “the biggest game of the year.” The Yellowjackets come off a win at Estancia in which they racked up nearly 500 yards of offense. Coaches for both teams recognize the importance of this […]

Library gets new sign

TV Hagenah After over three years of waiting, the Tucumcari Public Library has a new sign and the librarians say they couldn’t be more pleased with it. “I think it is just wonderful,” said Librarian Mary Ann Molinas about the sign installed Thursday morning. “I think it is gorgeous.” In fact, the sign is not […]

Don’t know much ’bout geography

TV Hagenah I was just reading a study about how young people today have no concept of geography. The study done by the National Geographic and Roper polling group found that 30 percent of young people between the age of 18 and 24 could not find the Pacific Ocean on a map. Another 56 percent […]

‘Age Has Its Privileges’ makes sense

Lynn Moncus Many years ago, one of my mentors gave me some very sound advice about age, long before I even gave much thought to the subject. He told me to remember A.H.I.P. “Age Has Its Privileges,” He explained that we could become eccentric, could behave more strangely with each passing year, and could speak […]

Barbara Johnson, John Branden Melton, Jane Sanderson

Barbara Johnson Barbara Dwan “Sug” Johnson, 71, died at Laurel Hills Health Care Center Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 following an extended illness. Sug Johnson was born February 24, 1927 in Lela Lake, Texas. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Tucumcari. She was a retired junior high school teacher having taught ninth […]