Commission seeks public’s input at meetings

Tucumcari city commission is considering holding town hall meetings to encourage more community involvement. Commissioner Daniel Lopez expressed his concerns Thursday. Lopez said the commission should consider holding town hall meetings. The commission approved a Lodgers Tax Board request for $35,000 to fund the Tucumcari Today and Tonight advertising campaigns. The money will be used [...]

Military families not deterred

We got our first blast of winter last weekend and I had to attend two different events that were outdoors. After talking to one young lady with her hoodie up and teeth chattering I shortly spotted a young man in shorts and a long sleeve T-shirt. We all have differing tolerance to cold and heat [...]

Slots available for Tucumcari Olympics teams

Teams are still needed to sign up for the Tucumcari Olympics, a fundraiser to help the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. The event will be held on at noon on Saturday, at Dunn's park. Teams of six can register for $20 to compete in games including; Tug a war, horse shoe toss, egg run, water balloon toss [...]

Our page - Oct. 17

Hendren Hendren Anita Hendren celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with her family and friends at the Elks' Lodge in Tucumcari. Anita, was born on Oct. 14, 1912, and has been a longtime resident of Tucumcari. Those who attended enjoyed spending time with Anita and listening to live music from the Skyliners. Anita is thankful for [...]

No one will enter heaven on another’s coattails

I was jesting with a friend recently who made a statement I knew was an exaggeration. So, I told her I thought she needed to go forward on Sunday and repent. My friend let me know that she goes by church twice every day. Drive-by shootings have occurred at last since shortly after cars came [...]

Local Church raises money for school teachers

Tucumcari school teachers received a donation of $220 per teacher from the First Baptist Church. Teachers have been buying supplies out of their own pockets for years to make sure they had the tools essential in teaching the children, said First Baptist Church Pastor John Hinze. Nicole Bright-Lesly said it was a very generous gift [...]

Editorial: Voters should support Bond C question

Those supporting taxpayer-funded higher education in New Mexico should take a close look at the Bond C question on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. Voters statewide will decide whether to allow the state to issue $120 million in general obligation bonds for capital improvements at New Mexico's universities and colleges. The cost breaks down [...]

Quay County resident named pioneer woman of year

The Extension Association of New Mexico along with NMSU's Family Consumer Sciences Department presented the Pioneer Woman of the Year Award to Quay County's Lily "Joy" Moon on Oct. 11. Courtesy photo Lily "Joy" Moon receives the Pioneer Woman of the Year Award. Moon was nominated for the award by the Forrest Everybody's Extension Club [...]

County continues legal battle with developer

The Quay County Commission continues a civil legal battle with Ute Lake Ranch Inc., in the Tenth Judicial District Court. An injunction was requested against Ute Lake Ranch Inc., a Colorado Corporation, and DVR. LLC, on May 12, 2011, by Donald Schutte, a Tucumcari attorney representing the commission, according to court documents. Schutte declined to [...]

Udall: Area has growth potential

Sen. Tom Udall told local leaders he is excited and has a positive outlook on Tucumcari's potential for economic growth in many areas. QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia U.S. Sen. Tom Udall spoke with Tucumcari officials Monday afternoon about the future of economic growth in the area and the development of renewable energy locally. "I am [...]