Seventh grader recognized for essay

Tucumcari seventh grader Desirae Evans was honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution for her state winning essay, “The Louisiana Purchase; Thomas Jefferson’s Presidential Legacy.” Evans was accompanied by her grandmother , Wanda Evans when she attended the 84th State Daughters of the American Revolution Conference in Carlsbad where she read her essay at […]

Historical Institute to see rare zebra

TV Hagenah The President of the Tucumcari Historical Institute, Duane Moore announced earlier this week that the institute will be traveling to the New Mexico Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Friday, June 11. “In the past we have traveled there on Saturday, but the ranch has changed its policy and they no […]

Domestic violence rises

William Thompson Local police and court officials are dealing with a number of domestic violence cases on a daily basis. According to the 2004 Tucumcari Police incident log, police officers have already responded to nearly 80 domestic disputes this year. Tucumcari police officer Darrick Shaw said he has had to help a number of victims […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]

Group protests firing

TV Hagenah It was an unlikely group of activists that gathered on the edge of the Mountain View Apartment parking lot. Few of the group were younger than 60 years old and canes, walkers and even a wheelchair were clearly necessary modes of transportation. Yet that did not stop the passion of the group that […]

Tucumcari loses power

William Thompson Strong, gusty winds caused a major power outage Wednesday evening from around 5:30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. The power went out for most of the eastern half of Tucumcari east of First Street and north to Main Street. Tucumcari’s Fire Chief, Mike Cherry, said the winds reached speeds in excess of 50 […]

Candidates square off for state senate – Frost

David Arkin A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, currently holds the […]

Cadidates square off for state senate – Sparks

David Arkin A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is gearing up for […]

Artists start class for youths

TV Hagenah If Doug Quarles has his way, in about a month, the Tucumcari area will be overrun with young artists. That is why the area painter and muralist is, with his artist wife Sharon Watson, scheduling art classes at their studio-home west of the city during the early summer. “There are some very talented […]

Salt cedar to face aerial attack

TV Hagenah There is an invader in the area and a handful of area residents are taking it on. They will begin with an aerial assault and finish going hand to hand with the invader on the ground. The Invader is the Salt Cedar shrub also known as tamarisx and the battle is between the […]