Logan names lighting winners

The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce released the winners of their annual Christmas Lighting Contest. According to officials the first-place winner in the residential division of the contest went to Tom Smith. He was followed in second by Dolores Marsh and in third by Gayland Rogers. Honorable mention went to Russell Feerer, Donna Shivers, Herbert […]

40 accidents hit interstate area before holidays

TV Hagenah In the space of the two days during the snow storm that hit the area just before Christmas, the New Mexico State Police headquartered in Tucumcari reported they handled 40 vehicle accidents eight of which involved injuries requiring a trip to the hospital. According to State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker, the two days […]

Community church serves 350

TV Hagenah According to Rev. Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari First Christian Church, the community church service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center was an overwhelming success with nearly 350 people taking part in the annual nondenominational church services held Sunday. “I think it went great,” said Witcher about the services. The Rev. David England […]

58 named to Mesalands dean’s list

the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2004. The Dean’s List is announced as official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better for courses taken at MCC, successfully complete 12 or more credit hours, have no grade below a “C” for the given semester, and […]

Youth awarded Eagle

Matthew Yearout of Tucumcari was awarded Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout rank by Boy Scout Troop 689 of the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “This is something I have had as a goal since I was in Cub Scouts,” said Yearout during the presentation. Another goal he set […]

Roy woman victim of homicide

William Thompson Lena Aragon Barrett, 65, was found dead inside her home in Roy around 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 20. Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, was arrested later that evening and charged with Barrett’s slaying, according to Deputy Chief Richard Newman of New Mexico State Police. “Based on the evidence at the scene it appeared the […]

Charity director resigns position

William Thompson Bea Laredo, director of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank since April of this year, has resigned. In a Dec. 21 letter to the president and business manager of the food bank’s board of directors, Laredo said she was resigning due to the board’s recent restructuring. “Due to the restructure […]

Pick-up accident fatal to teenager

TV Hagenah A fatal one-vehicle pickup accident took the life of a 17-year-old girl early Thursday morning roughly 50 miles northeast of Tucumcari near milepost 347 near the town of Nara Visa. Four others were injured in the accident. According to investigating New Mexico State Police Officer Paul Bell, at approximately 1:36 a.m. Thursday, a […]

School board races set to go

TV Hagenah Every school district in the county will have at least one contested race for their school board seats. Tucumcari Public Schools, Mesalands Community College and House Public Schools each have one contested seat while Logan and San Jon schools each have two contested seats. According to Quay County Assistant County Clerk Ellen White, […]

Community church to be held Sunday

TV Hagenah Last year the annual Tucumcari Community Church Service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center pulled around 450 people to the services. This year Rev. Jim Witcher of First Christian Church said he thinks there could be even more people out on Sunday. “Weather permitting, I think it is a real possibility that we […]