Local briefs — Nov. 2

Work session being held The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a Work Session 9 a.m., Nov. 15 at City Hall to discuss water rates. The Commissioners set up the workshop during Thursday’s commission meeting, where citizens spoke out about their displeasure over the rate increase. Several residents have reported their bill increasing five-fold — from […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 3:44 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 1300 block of South Monroe Street. • At 9:36 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at […]

Calendar —

Nov. 10 • City Commission Workshop at 5 p.m., City Hall • City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Nov. 11 • Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Nov. 14 • Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse • Economic Development Corporation at 5:15 p.m., EDC Nov. 16 • Tucumcari/Quay […]

Locomotive stopping at Tucumcari depot


Thomas Garcia A steam powered Union Pacific locomotive commissioned for the New Mexico’s Centennial celebration will stop Friday at the renovated Tucumcari Train Depot. “For the past two years, this has been a challenging yet rewarding process,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari MainStreet. Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop of the […]

Tucumcari student nominated for Rudy Award


Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Esteban Martinez III is a semifinalist for a high school football Rudy Award, which celebrates outstanding young athletes. “The youths are selected for their ability to inspire teammates and their support of the local community,” said Sandy Henderson, public information officer for Inspireum, a Bend, Ore., company that is one of […]

California man traveling across country on horseback


Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until […]