San Jon faces trash

TV Hagenah As with almost everyone in Quay County, the pulling out of the trash business by the Quay County Government is impacting the Village of San Jon. According to San Jon Village Administrator Bobbye Rose, a number of village residents are afraid the county getting out of the disposal of solid waste could affect […]

Woman wins drama scholarship

Rita Martinez of Conchas Dam has been awarded the New Mexico Outdoor Drama Scholarship by the Mesalands Community College Foundation. The scholarship was established in 1997 and is available to Mesalands students who are studying drama or liberal arts and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Preference is given to residents of […]

Chamber of Commerce guide nears completion

William Thompson The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce will begin sending out a new visitor guide soon that will highlight Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon restaurants, shops and motels. The 16-page color brochure will take the place of Tucumcari magazine which has been the main visitor guide since 2001. Kim Andrews, assistant to the director […]

New turbines on the way

TV Hagenah In the space of three months, wind turbines will be sprouting up along the edge of the caprock. In fact, the initial work has already begun regarding the building of the 80 new turbines to be administered by Cielo Wind Power. According to John Pelczar, of Austin, who will be in charge of […]

Area couple die in cycle accident

Mike Linn A Tucumcari High School graduate and a Grady Methodist pastor — a husband and wife remembered for their love of God and outgoing personalities — died together shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday in a motorcycle accident five miles west of Cannon Air Force Base. Boden Garrison, 35, and wife Amanda, 39, were attempting […]

Registration for voters stepping up

William Thompson Quay County Cleark Jeannette Maddaford said more than 6,000 Quay County residents have registered to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Maddaford is busy signing up more voters. “People are responding,” said Maddaford. “They are really interested in the presidential race. We also have a state legislative race in which Bob Frost […]

Logan to get new motel

William Thompson The small town of Logan is trying to grow. A new business currently under construction should help to serve one of the various needs of a community on the rise. Logan entrepreneur Gary Knight is currently supervising construction of a new motel at 501 S. U.S. 54 in Logan. Knight will own and […]

Documentary featuring locals wins Emmy

Tom Drake and TV Hagenah A documentary featuring work in Tucumcari and five other New Mexico Route 66 communities to restore historic neon signs has won the Rocky Mountain Emmy, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced earlier in the week. The PBS production, “Route 66, the Neon Road” documents the award-winning Route 66 Neon […]

Homecoming goes well

TV Hagenah According to the administrators at Tucumcari High School, all in all, 2004’s homecoming was a success. “I think everything went very well,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar of the five days that were homecoming 2004. “I think I can safely say it went surprisingly smoothly. Assistant High School Principal Rex Maddaford […]

Local man contracts West Nile

William Thompson According to the New Mexico Department of Public Health, a 45-year-old Quay County man contracted the West Nile Virus sometime in August. Beth Velasquez, a spokesperson for the health department, said it is likely the man has already recovered from mild symptoms. “The man had ‘West Nile fever’,” said Velasquez. “It is a […]