Bridge open, DOT meeting set for Tucumcari, Festival booths needed, San Jon Schools celebrate Centennial

San Jon to celebrate 100…
San Jon School will hold its Centennial Celebration on Sept. 22. The school will be open for all to see how the school has changed since it first opened in 1907. The community is invited to join in the celebration. For information contact Stacy Wooten-Kent at 505-576-2466 or via email at
More information and a registration form are also available on the San Jon Schools’ Web site at
Sept. 22 school events are:
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: registration, tour the school, individual class meetings and social time.
Noon: Meal catered by Del’s and program in the Ed Lee gym.
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.: class meetings and social time.
Tickets for the noon meal are $10.

Sign up for first festival…
Tucumcari MainStreet is looking for organizations and individuals to host booths at our first Six Shooter Siding Festival which will be held on Oct. 13th from noon to 10 p.m. in downtown Tucumcari.
Join us for a day of great food, entertainment and fun events. Sharon Quarles is the chair of the event. To sign up to host a booth, call 461-7891 or 461-3701.

Bridge open on N.M 402…
The New Mexico Department of Transportation District 4 has announced the State Highway 402 bridge between Nara Visa and Clayton is open to the traveling public. The bridge is between Perschbacher and Stead roads.
Bridge repairs will continue Monday through Friday during daylight hours through the month of September with weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during bridge maintenance operations. The department advised motorists to reduce speeds and use caution. The bridge was washed out several months ago during a heavy rainstorm.

NMDOT meeting set here…
The New Mexico Department of Transportation District 4 will host a winter coordination meeting on Sept. 19 at the Tucumcari Convention Center from 9 a.m. to noon.
The meeting is designed to discuss road closures and communication protocols, emergency closures of Interstates, U.S, and state highway routes with key players throughout northeast New Mexico, according to a DOT press release.
DOT departments from other states and city and state law enforcement agencies and officials of many other federal and state agencies have also been invited to discuss snow removal operations and how the agencies can work together and open the lines of communication during inclement weather, the release said.
Also, a National Weather Service meteorologist will conduct a presentation and explain how the NWS categorizes winter storms, ice storms, advisories, and to provide the coming winter forecast. Vendors have also been invited to highlight their products, the release said.
For more information call Christina Romero at (505) 454-3600.