Court of Appeals upholds voiding of La Mesa’s gaming license

The State Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision from the New Mexico Gaming Control Board to invalidate a gaming license for a planned race track and casino in Raton — news that gives more life to the possibility of Tucumcari gaining such a facility instead. The board decided in 2010 to nullify licenses […]

Fishing report – June 13

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Getting their kicks

More than 50 classic cars and 100 bikers rumbled down Tucumcari's stretch of Route 66 during a pair of weekend events. Classic cars drive along Route 66 Thursday as a part of the Cruise 66 event for the Wheels on 66 event. Gatherings for Wheels on 66 and the Mother Road Rally were held in […]

Our page – June 13

Birthdays Lilly Nials Lilly Nials Lilly Nials will turn 1 year old on June 20. She will celebrate with family and friends on June 22. Lilly is the daughter of Dustin and Relissa Nials. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith. She is the great-granddaughter of Leona […]

iPads have many applications

I'm happy to report my wife and I are now a two iPad family. Her iPad just doesn't happen to work. You can use an iPad for nearly anything, well actually, we learned (the hard way) they're not much of a drink coaster. We went through serious withdrawal symptoms before we replaced our drowned iPad. […]

Editorial: We don’t forget, but we do forgive easily

E astern New Mexico residents are a hearty breed of independent, headstrong people loyal to each other. That trait shows through regardless of politics — most of the time. However, we saw that link tested before Tuesday's primary election. It nearly broke for Republican friends and neighbors. The last two months were especially nasty for […]

Mesalands Community College offering summer camp

Mesalands Community College welcomes young and adult campers to participate in Summer Adventure Camp, July 16-21. Summer Adventure Camp will provide a week of fun and learning for campers of all ages. The theme this year is "Summer Stampede for the Entire Family." The camp includes southwestern themed classes and a tour and lunch at […]

Family buys first home through USDA program

A Tucumcari family celebrated the purchase of their first home Tuesday, in large part due to the United States Department of Agriculture's rural home loan program. This program creates opportunities for families like the Martinez's to become home owners and be a part of the American dream, said Tammye Trevino, USDA Housing Administrator. Danny Trevino, […]

Statewide fire restrictions enacted

Forecasted rainfall for the Quay County area may hold off fears of the threat associated with a recent statewide fire restrictions, but caution is still advised, according to local fire officials. On Tuesday morning, Energy, Mineral and Natural Resources Department Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin placed restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and […]

Local youth to start work on train depot improvement

Area teens participating in a state youth program will work to improve the landscape of the Tucumcari Train Depot. Seven Tucumcari teens will be participating in the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps, said Community Development Director Yvette Fazekas. Fazekas said each year the teens work on a project aimed at improving community facilities. The work […]