Rodeo team sending 10 to national finals

The Mesalands Rodeo Team is sending 10 members to national finals and the women's team has captured a regional championship for the first time in the program's history. Both developments from Mesalands' final two rodeos of the regular season the weekend of May 3 at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces. The Mesalands […]

Thomas: Country could stand to learn more about New Mexico

I've long known that most if not all of the U.S. outside the Four Corners and Texas Panhandle regions have little to no idea about what's really out here in New Mexico. In the past I have been asked if there are still Native American tribes along the rivers and if we still ride stagecoaches. […]

Comments from the canyons: Fortunate to grow up during more relaxed times

Last week, while writing about the older houses in our town, I began remembering my early years here when I was privileged to walk to school and had the opportunity to visit with many of the people who lived in those homes. Although you may not recognize some of the names, you can substitute those […]

Notes from the church lady: Don’t wait for special day to appreciate the good stuff

"How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?…" James 4:14 NLT May is a milestone month for many people, however every month could fall in that category. This month, I watch young ladies graduate whom I watched grow. I tried to tell them to enjoy this time in their lives because a […]

Ticket calendar – May 8

The Ticket Calendar is a listing of upcoming events and places of general interest in the area and across the region: Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association Festival. May 9 – 12 at the Quay County Fair Barn, take Camino del Coronado exit to turn off. Starts Thursday at 5 p.m. with […]

Police blotter – May 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:10 a.m. an alarm was reported on the 700 block of East Route 66. At 1:39 a.m. a caller reported a theft on the 2300 block of South First Street. At […]

Calendar – May 8

Thursday City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Mesalands Community College's Graduation at 6 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC Tuesday Arch Hurley Conservancy District at 9 a.m., Arch Hurley […]

Menus – May 8

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for May 9 – May 15: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Biscuit, sausage, fruit, milk Lunch: Hamburgers, French fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fruit, milk Snack: Pretzels, peanut butter Monday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, milk Lunch: Burritos, mexicali corn, garden vegetables, dip, fruit, […]

Sen. Pat Woods appointed to legislative committees

The Legislative Council made up of leaders of both the state Senate and House appointed Sen. Pat Woods as a voting member on three legislative committees. Woods, a Broadview Republican, was appointed on Thursday to the Economic and Rural Development Committee, the Water and Natural Resources Committee and the Drought Subcommittee. Woods will serve during […]

Mesalands graduation set for Friday

Mesalands Community College will hold their graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. This year's commencement speech will be given by Tucumcari Attorney at Law Donald C. Schutte, said Kimberly Hanna, public relations director. Megan Williamson, a member of the 2013 graduating class and member of the All-State New Mexico Academic […]