On the shelves – April 18

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction "The Thief," by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Isaac Bell tries to save scientists from German spies. "Victims," by Jonathan Kellerman. The Los Angeles psychologist-detective Alex Delaware and the detective Milo Sturgis track down a homicidal maniac. "Lone Wolf," by […]

Books offer trove of experiences

Last week, we visited about some of the poetry I had in my book room. Although I have one small room set aside entirely for my books, almost any room in the house could be called a book room because of the many volumes in each. Yes, I have spent a life time with books […]

Senior menus – April 18

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Chalupa, lettuce and tomato, fiesta salad, salsa, fruit cocktail. Friday Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onions, whole wheat roll with margarine, pineapple chunks, sugar cookie. Monday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, […]

Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:46 a.m., a man reported a theft at a fuel station on the 2600 block of S. First Street. At 3:14 a.m., an alarm was reported at the recreation center on […]

Village of Logan files suit to halt Ute water project

The Village of Logan filed suit Tuesday against state, federal and local agencies calling for the halt of construction, funding and advancement of any portion of the proposed Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, more commonly known as the Ute Water Project. Logan's suit against the defendants, including the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority […]

Captivity is for your own good

As we all know nature can be beautiful and tragic all at the same time. Bandit does her best to escape from her captors while she is left unattended on the ground. Little did Bandit know her action were being monitored. Recently I have started taking care of two kittens who were orphaned after a […]

Tucumcari native remembers longest game

The longest game in professional baseball history has a Tucumcari connection. His name is Mark Corey. The marathon, which began 31 years ago today — on April 18, 1981 — lasted 33 innings. Corey was 1-for-5 with a run scored before leaving the game with an injured hand. It took more than eight hours and […]

Everybody knows Ralph Garcia

It never surprises me when I meet people and they ask about my father. When I ran into an old schoolmate over the weekend, the first thing he asked after saying hi to me was, "How's your dad?" Anthony Lawrence has known my dad for many years and some can recall their great prank war […]

Fire destroys Tucumcari probation office

State Fire Investigator Sam Anaya examines the damage at the Adult Probation office following a fire Monday morning. The probation office is reported as a complete loss with several surrounding buildings reporting heavy smoke damage. State fire officials this morning are investigating a fire that destroyed the adult probation office in Tucumcari. Tucumcari Fire Chief […]

Home, sweet home

There is nothing like that feeling of coming home. It's good to get away, but home is home. A photo of Krisko enjoying his visit to Las Cruces. Those were my mom's sentiments Friday morning as she unwound from her journey from Las Cruces to Nara Visa. My parents, Virginia Garcia and Ralph Garcia, had […]