Dog’s bird obsession fascinating

Karl Terry It’s hard to believe the energy the slumbering black dog at my feet is capable of expending. We adopted Ranger about eight months ago because his previous owner said he had a fixation toward cats and her sister’s cats were being terrorized. I’m not sure about a cat fixation but I know he […]

Gardening results worth effort

Lynn Moncus For those of us who enjoy fresh produce, this is a special time of the year. This is the season during which we savor the real tastes of fresh fruits and vegetables, knowing we won’t have that opportunity again for another year unless whe know where a few greenhouses are located. Of course, […]

Senior menus — Aug. 25

The following are the lunch menus for Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday: Green chili hamburger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, pickles, pork and beans, watermelon. Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, apricots. Monday: Chicken pot pie, buttered green beans with onions, beets, apple crisp. Tuesday: Italian pork chops, broccoli […]

School menus — Aug. 25

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Tucumcari Monday Breakfast — Cereal and Graham Crackers. Lunch — Barbecue pork ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, sliced bread, fresh pears and milk. Tuesday Breakfast — Sausage and cheese English muffin. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, fresh broccoli and carrots with dip, fresh […]

Police blotter — Aug. 25

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:56 a.m. a man was arrested for a warrant at a residence on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. The man was taken to the Quay County Detention […]

Tucumcari joins MaintStreet group


Russell Anglin The city of Tucumcari received certification on Aug. 14 as an official MainStreet community from the State’s Economic Department’s MainStreet organization. At the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce monthly social Thursday, MainStreet executive director Mark Lake reported on revitalization projects throughout the year and encouraged attendees to become members of the local MainStreet organization. […]

Work continues at high school


Thomas Garcia As construction continues at Tucumcari High School, seniors are reminded of their first days at Tucumcari public schools. “We were the first class to start kindergarten at the new elementary on Eleventh Street,” said Chris Arias, THS senior. Arias said it seemed a little fitting he and his classmates would start and end […]

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories


Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Four schools fail AYP

Thomas Garcia Four Quay County schools failed to meet the State’s Adequate Yearly Progress goals for 2010. According to results released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department, House High School, Logan High School, San Jon Middle School and Tucumcari Middle School did not met AYP goals. Each of those schools failed to meet […]

Grandparents provide fresh perspective

Russell Anglin If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Almost every person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an […]