Crowing roosters, chiming bells and change

I woke up in my Key grandparents' old house in Robert Lee, Texas, this morning. My maternal grandparents had the good sense to live here all of their lives. A couple of times a year, for over thirty years, my brothers and I have gathered here, a gaggle of pastoral Shelburnes somewhat off-duty. I like […]

Schools holding registration, Child Find

Tucumcari Public Schools Elementary and Special Programs Department is holding its annual kindergarten registration and Child Find 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Tucumcari Elementary School Gym. Parents who have children up to age 5 are encouraged to bring them to Child Find. Developmental screenings will be provided; the Public Health Office will be […]

Police blotter – April 10

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 9:39 a.m. a caller reported a fire on the 600 block of East Turner Avenue. At 11:28 a.m. a caller reported harassment on the 1300 block of Douglas Street. At 12:38 […]

On the shelves – April 10

Fiction "The Storyteller" by Jodi Picoult. A New Hampshire baker finds herself in the midst of two Holocaust stories: Her grandmother's story of survival and the confessions of an elderly German man, an SS officer. "The Striker" by Clive Cussler. In 1902, the young detective Isaac Bell discovers that provocateurs, not the union members he […]

Ticket calendar – April 10

My House of Old Things Museum in Ancho, 27 miles South of Corona on Highway 54. This house hold lots of antiques and collectibles for anyone's taste. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information call 505-648-2546. Carlsbad Cavern, 727 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad. Visitors Center is open seven days a […]

Menus – April 10

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for April 11-17: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Home made muffin, fruit, milk Lunch: Red chile smothered burrito, mexicali corn, fresh vegetables, dip, fruit, milk Snack: Animal crackers, juice Monday Breakfast: Biscuit, sausage, fruit, milk Lunch: Grilled cheese, sweet tater tots, fresh vegetables, dip, […]

Tucumcari man sentenced to life in prison

It took a jury about 45 minutes to find Robert Wynashe of Tucumcari guilty of murder Friday in a trial delayed four years over competency issues. Wynashe 70, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2009 shooting death of Howard Russell King in Tucumcari. "The family is ready for closure," said Tom Blakney, lead […]

Press Release:New Mexico State Police investigate explosive device found near Santa Rosa

Guadalupe County – On Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 11:13 a.m., State Police bomb team responded to the Blue Hole located in Santa Rosa, NM regarding the discovery of a possible explosive device. A visitor to the Blue Hole noticed the suspicious device in the water and immediately contacted the authorities. A large perimeter was […]

Tucumcari auto dealer closing

Interstate Automotive plans to close its dealership in Tucumcari, employees said this morning. The service department finished the projects it was working on and left on Monday, said Joey Haas, a sales associate. Haas said the notice of closure from corporate representatives came last week, though there has been no official closing date set. Interstate […]

Suspected burglar eludes police near Logan

New Mexico State Police were unable to locate a burglary suspect following a seven-hour search Thursday by air and ground on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said residents in Nara Visa caught a man burglarizing a building around 8 a.m. Thursday. Glascock said the residents called 911 and described the man and […]