Music festival hits silver mark

The Clovis Music Festival turns 25 on Thursday, and according to Randy Petty, its almost quarter century of existence offers proof of the city's significant influence on rock 'n' roll. The Clovis Music Festival was started in 1987 by Vi Petty, widow of Clovis musician and record producer Norman Petty. It offers live music celebrating […]

Senior Menus, Sept. 5

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Hawaiian pork, tossed salad with dressing, whole wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding. Friday Baked dill fish, corn and peppers, breadstick with margarine, pears, low fat yogurt. Monday Sloppy joe, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle and onion slices, cottage […]

Fishing Report, Sept. 5

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 […]

At labor or rest, we must remember time is limited

Monday was Labor Day, signaling the end of summer. Although summer doesn't actually end until Sept. 22 this year, school started a little more than two weeks ago. While that's not very long, most students probably enjoyed Labor Day as a welcomed break or new lease on life (some children probably thought their life had […]

Calendar, Sept. 5

Friday Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m., Golf Course Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Monday Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC Sept. 13 City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Sept. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., […]

Our Page, Sept. 5

Strong Christa Grace Strong, daughter of Stan and Clair Strong, of Tucumcari, celebrated her 1st birthday on Aug. 10. She celebrated with her family and friends at the Elks Lodge of Tucumcari with a pool party and Watsons BBQ. The special guests who came where her grandparents, Robert and Gay Strong of Portales, along with […]

Pet ownership not to be taken lightly

People love pets. Let me rephrase that; pets have a welcome place in many households around the country. Approximately 1/3 of all homes in the U.S. have a cat or dog. It is a common response when students are asked why they chose to go into the veterinary medicine or vet tech professions, to say, […]

Rattlers start season off right

The Tucumcari Rattlers started the season Friday night with a 35-13 victory over the Raton Tigers at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers did most of their damage on the ground, rushing 34 times for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Leading the way was Jeffery Cordova with 109 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Zach Hurd […]

Pioneers didn’t have our luxuries

I admire our country's 19th century pioneers for a lot of reasons. Facing down wild Indians, working hard and plowing with mules, cooking on a wood stove, communicating without Facebook and otherwise living life large. But stop some day when it's 105 degrees outside and wonder how they ever made do without air conditioning. All […]

Clovis coach gets record 311th win

CLOVIS — As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has known since 1978 ascended to the top of the New Mexico wins list. In a game that quickly turned […]