Letter to the editor: Elks Club display amazing

I would like to say a big thank you to the Elks Club for the great display of fireworks for the Fourth of July. It was an amazing show and hats off to the guys that set them off. They do such a professional job and really know what they are doing. We are so […]

Mosquero Cowboy Camp schedule

Bring your own chair (BYOC) Friday • 7 p.m., Campfire meal • 8 p.m., Cowboy Service Saturday • 6 – 8 a.m., Cowboy Breakfast • 10 a.m,. Horse Shoe/ Corn Toss /Ground Roping Contests Competitive Games for All Ages/ Under Tent Music • 11 a.m., Goat Roping 12 a.m., Campfire meal 1 P.M. Under the […]

News Channel 10 Summer Celebration tour

News Channel 10 will be coming to Tucumcari on Monday to celebrate our community. Local organizations have planned a day of community Events.  

Children at risk for obesity

Tom Morris Current research indicates that over 20 percent of all children in the United States have two or more risk factors for coronary artery disease. Two or more risk factors place a child at a “moderate” risk level for future coronary artery disease. One of the most common risk factors in children is obesity. […]

Mount Tucumcari refuge for Navajo tribe

Lynn Moncus This week, we’re going to present “The Legend of Tucumcari Mountain” as it appeared in the 1924 edition of The Yucca, the Tucumcari High School yearbook. “There have been many legends told concerning the naming of Tucumcari Mountain. This one, however, is undoubtedly authentic, as it is but a brief form of the […]

Tucumcari food cooperative set for third delivery

Russell Anglin The Tucumcari Food Cooperative is set to conduct its third monthly food delivery July 30 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. David Swenson, president of the board, said approximately 65 buyers have joined the co-op since it started delivering food in April. Members pay an annual $15 fee to order food. The buyer’s club […]

Portales officials wary of Ute Water Authority

Jared Tucker Two Portales city councilors are concerned about how much power the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will have, and why there’s only one elected official representing the city. The authority meets 10 a.m. Thursday in Texico. Tuesday, Councilor Mike Miller said he thinks the utility will take important decisions about water issues […]

Police release name of drowning victim

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LOGAN — Mu’Allum Thayer, 31, of Portales drowned Friday morning at Ute Lake. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police said Thayer’s body was discovered about 2 p.m. Friday in eight feet of water about 30 yards from shore. State Police were called to Ute Lake early Friday morning by two women who were swimming […]

City treasurer fired; lawsuit filed

Thomas Garcia John “Marty” Garcia has been terminated as Tucumcari’s city treasurer and he’s filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. “The city’s violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act is clearly outlined in the court documents,” said Duff Westbrook, Garcia’s attorney during a telephone interview […]

Man’s body recovered from Ute Lake

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Thomas Garcia Dive teams have recovered the body of a 31-year-old Portales man who drowned Thursday night at Ute Lake. “The divers recovered the body of a man at 2 p.m., Friday at Ute Lake,” said New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Baker said the identity of the drowning victim could not be released […]