Good to see Tucumcari back in racetrack race

New Mexico's racing commission is scheduled to meet April 25 and, once again, begin seeking applications for a racetrack and casino. We're glad to see Tucumcari will re-enter the race it first entered more than five years ago. A group of investors representing La Mesa Racetrack and Casino in Raton won the commission's favor when […]

Five face charges in local burglary

Five Tucumcari residents face felony burglary charges for the recent burglary of a local business. Four adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday for the March 31 burglary at The Smokin' Body Jewelry, said Deputy Police Chief Pete Rivera. Rivera said the store was burglarized during the evening and items estimated to be worth $800 […]

Thomas: Need to take more time to catch up with people

I was wondering the other day about how long has it been since I had called a friend or family member for the sheer sake of just doing so. Now, don't get me wrong, I text a lot of family and friends all the time. In fact, many of them will probably tell you I […]

Comments from the canyons: Privilege to listen to someone who lived history

Recently, we have visited about the different calls I have received about our area history and the fun I have had in trying to find a few answers. Most such calls come from younger people who have the notion that I am almost as old at the mountain. Frequently, they want to know about happenings […]

Notes from the church lady: Lonely being cut off from world

"…Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least…ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40 Just over a month ago, Mark and I took a trip through Kansas. We were heading towards Lebanon, Kansas, the geographic center of the continental United States and thought it might make an interesting side trip. It […]

Golf results

Reslus from the Tucumcari High School Golf Invitational on Monday: Team Results Boys 1. Tucumcari 330 (state qualifying score) 2. East Mountain 396 Girls Tucumcari (no score) Boys Varsity – Tucumcari Kyle Lease 78 (state qualifying score) John Paul Garcia 79 (state qualifying score) Luke Smith 81 Sean Austin 92 Tyler Ferguson 101 Boys Junior […]

State police investigating explosive device

SANTA ROSA — New Mexico State Police are investigating after an explosive device was found at a famous diving spot in eastern New Mexico. Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the state police bomb squad was called out to the Blue Hole on Thursday after a visitor noticed a suspicious device in the fresh-water spring. The park […]

Police seek help in hunt for burglary suspect

New Mexico State Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate a burglary suspect officers were unable to locate following a seven-hour search on April 4 by air and ground on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said on April 4 at 8 a.m., residents in Nara Visa reported a man later […]

Conchas Lake levels raise concerns

More than a dozen residents attended the Arch Hurley Conservancy District meeting Tuesday to speak with state and federal legislators about Conchas Lake levels. "I am an advocate of agriculture in the legislature," said State Sen. Pat Woods. The district members have not had an allocation of water in five years and several years prior […]

Meetings watch: Quay County Commission

Quay County Commissioners met Monday and conducted the following business: Bryan Rhinestine, DWI probation officer said for the first quarter of the year there were nine DWI arrests, three accidents and one fatality. There were 10 cases completed and 13 DWI probation successes. Dr. Randall Brown and Linda Simms of the Quay County Medical Clinic […]