Robotics team set to attend Texas BEST


By Chelle Delaney It was Mars or bust for San Jon Schools Robotics Team. And Buster, with a little from his team, won the day. The team won the top spot at a robotics competition Oct. 27 with their robot “Buster.” The competition was BEST Robotics in New Mexico, with BEST standing for Boosting, Engineering, […]

Tucumcari VFW post holding Veterans Day events


By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 will be holding three events in honor of Veterans Day. At 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the VFW will place flags at the cemetery for all veterans. On Saturday the VFW will be holding their annual Buddy Poppy drive at various locations throughout the town. At 11 […]

Q&A: Educator speaks of family, days at Forrest High School

Compiled by Ben Moffett Editor’s note: Oran T. Caton of Bosque Farms was born on Aug. 24, 1916. He is a lifelong educator and coach, and the last surviving member of Forrest High School’s state champion basketball team of 1933. This is the second part of a three-part series. The third part will appear in […]

November 1930

November 1930 Members of the Coterie Club used election day to raise funds for winter fuel. …One of the outstanding events of the Halloween season was a turkey dinner served in the home of Mrs. W.F. Bonds, with Lydia Willis, Lillian Bess and Nell Houser as assistant hostesses. …D.R. Burnham, superintendent of the Tucumcari Experiment […]

11-7-07 Fishing report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Fishing was slow-to-fair using crank baits, tubes, drop shot rigs and worms for smallmouth and largemouth bass. A […]

11-7-07 Calendar

Today: 10:30 a.m., free legal workshop and clinic, Tucumcari Senior Center, 523 S. Third. State Attorneys will conduct a one-hour presentation on legal issues important to seniors. Starting at 1 p.m., attorneys will consult privately for 30-minute consultations with individuals who have appointments. Call Loretta Lucero at 505-461-2307 to make a clinic appointment. Today: 4 […]

Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already […]

11-7-07 Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Friday • At 3:02 p.m., a female reported an intoxicated male subject on South Seventh Street. A male subject was arrested and taken to the […]

11-7 Tuck’s Turf

For those of you who have not been around lately we are trying to do a little repair work on the cart paths and other items during the slow down period. And we are also directing a lot of time to irrigation repair. This down period from our everyday normal duties during the growing season […]

Rattlers to meet Loving for rematch

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded sixth in Class 2A, have a rematch with Loving this weekend. The Rattlers (5-5) will host the 11th-seeded Falcons in what will be their second matchup this season. Tucumcari claimed a victory in the first game, 48-0 Sept. 28 on the road. In that game, the Rattlers scored […]