Police Blotter Jan. 7

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Jan. 6 • About 4 a.m. a 48-year-old male was arrested at the 400 block of East Turner for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing. Jan. 5 • About 8 p.m. a [...]

Democratic support rally to be held

By TV Hagenah Members of the public will have a chance to find out specifically what all the Democratic presidential candidates have to say on Friday, Jan. 9 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. According to Andi Baum of the Tucumcari Democratic Party, the get-together is being billed as a “Democrat Presidential Rally” and will take [...]

Instructor selected for national seminar

QCS Reports Charles Ynfante, Instructor of Humanities at Mesalands Community College has been selected as one of 20 instructors who have been invited to participate in the 2004 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar for Hispanic-serving Institutions at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week.. [...]

Semester kicks off on good note

By TV Hagenah The second semester of school has begun for Tucumcari Schools and according to those in charge, everything seems to be rolling along well. “So far, so good,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar. “Everything seems to going along very well, which is a little scary because there usually a few glitches [...]

Family flies high with kite

By TV Hagenah When a dozen or more people gather for the holidays, often the host or hostess of the get-together can be hard pressed on a number of different fronts. Two of which are; what to give everyone so no one is left out and what to do on those down days when people [...]

Area cattle not threatened by Mad Cow

By TV Hagenah It is Quay County Extension Agent Pete Walden’s opinion that there is nothing to fear in regard to the nation’s Mad Cow scare except the proverbial “fear itself.” “Indications are,” said Walden, “that the cow came from Canada and it ate the feed before the ban took effect.” Walden said anyone going [...]

Ministerial Alliance to build three large crosses

By TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Ministerial Alliance officially announced last week that the alliance would begin work on building three large crosses at the east end of Tucumcari as symbols of Christianity to both residents of the town and to those people driving through on I-40. “It will be a way to dedicate [...]

Local student teacher recognized

TV Hagenah A student teacher from Tucumcari, Maria Christina Martinez, has been named one of New Mexico Highlands University three Outstanding Student Teachers for fall Semester. According to representatives of NMHU, Martinez and two fellow student teachers from Farmington and Las Vegas were named as Outstanding Student Teachers because of their “professionalism, knowledge of content, [...]

City gets money for new truck

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Fire Department is getting a new fire truck by way of a grant from the New Mexico governor’s office, and members of the fire department are elated about it. “We are very happy about this news,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry when he heard it was official that Tucumcari would [...]

MLK march planed

By TV Hagenah As part of the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday Jan. 19, Tucumcari area residents will be holding a march to salute the Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to Deacon Paul Bell of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church which will be the ending point of the march, the march [...]