Safety tips taught to Elementary students

A safety message, "Think First", is what University of New Mexico Hospital officials stressed Wednesday to Tucumcari Elementary students. Teacher's assistant Shawn Martinez helps Ruben Arzola put on his free safety helmet Wednesday at Tucumcari Elementary. "We would rather travel the state promoting safety and prevention, then have a family experience a tragedy," said Helen […]

Tres Amigas to base in Albuquerque

Tres Amigas has selected Albuquerque for its operations center and Rio Rancho for its backup center. New Mexico cities in the running included Clovis, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Belen. About 100 jobs were at stake. Clovis officials learned of the decision Thursday morning. Clovis Mayor David Lansford thinks Tres Amigas made a decision that is […]

Our page - May 16

Engagement Butkovich-Burns Butkovich-Burns Steve and Kim Burns of Tucumcari announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Phillip, to Tasha Butkovich, Daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Michael Butkovich of Gallup. The couple will be married on July 7, 2012, in McGaffey at the Z Lazy B Mountain Resort. Phillip is a 2007 graduate of Tucumcari High […]

Softball tourney registration open

The 2012 Tucumcari Softball Association is now taking entries for its summer co-ed softball lead. Entry fee is $350 per team, with each team required to provide .40 core softballs. Registration deadline is June 1. Information: Scott Simpson, 403-8491.

Car show planned

A car show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Russell's Travel Center. There will be grab bags for participants, a $25 entry fee and a food booth. Classes to enter include muscle car, classic car, 4×4 truck, lowrider and golden oldies. Information: 576-8700.

Wind energy forum planned

Students interested in pursuing a career in wind energy technology are invited to attend an 6 p.m. Wednesday information forum at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Students will learn more about the new summer program starting May 29. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will receive an Occupational Certificate in Wind […]

Rain can brighten day

Last week, Elizabeth Morris asked if I would like to do something special on Sunday. Well, of course, I thought of a trip to lma, and she seemed to be willing to ride along with Prissy and me. Little did we know what kind of day we would be spending out there or how little […]

Detour never quite explained

Tucumcari has seen more than its share of travelers, thanks mostly to historic Route 66. Sometimes the strangers leave strange stories behind. That was the case when a confused, unemployed trumpet player passed through 50 years ago this month. B. William Kittler, 29, left his California home late on May 22, 1962, with his girlfriend, […]

Cold front could return to area

A backdoor cold front which brought rainfall should return to the area by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. "There will be a similar cold front which produced the weekend showers which will move into Quay County on Sunday," said meteorologist Todd Shoemake. He said there will be a chance for […]

Former Mesalands employees file suit against college

One current and two former employees have filed suit against Mesalands Community College. "These individuals want to bring to light the unethical, inappropriate and illegal actions at Mesalands," said Linda G. Hemphill, lead council for the plaintiffs. Hemphill said her clients, Joanna Gutierrez, Kenneth Cooper and Jennifer DeBord, are trying to shed light on practices […]