Fund raiser for monument scheduled

TV Hagenah It has been a long time coming, but the granite stones that will make Veterans’ Park, Veterans’ Memorial Park are a little closer because Lydia Fazekas is back on the job of trying to raise funds for the project. According to Tucumcari Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca, Fazekas has been the driving force […]

Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

Governor give GTEDC $1.5 Million

TV Hagenah Governor Bill Richardson came to Quay County Friday morning and before he left, the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation had a commitment for $1.5 million. According to representatives of Richardson, the commitment in funding by the governor’s office is part of the governor’s plan to encourage economic development in rural areas of New […]

NM Municipal League begins 47th annual conference

TV Hagenah For the second time in its 47 years of existence, the New Mexico Municipal League is holding it annual meeting in Tucumcari. Because the meeting which officially begins today has brought over 600 members of the league from every municipality in New Mexico to Tucumcari to discuss and oversee a number of different […]

Housing authority gets grant

William Thompson The Tucumcari Housing Authority was recently awarded a grant of more than $180,000 trom the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tucumcari’s housing authority director, Robert Pacheco, said the grant money will go for new furnaces for all public housing units. “We will be contracting with the city electrician to install brand […]

Lounges offer free transport

William Thompson Two Route 66 lounges, the Trails Westand the Pow Wow, now offer free rides home to patrons who have had too much to drink. Karen Alarcon, co-owner of Trails West, said she hopes customers will take advantage of the free service. “We have an employee that recently offered to give people rides home […]

Former Tucumcarian turns 100

William Thompson Mary Goldenberg, who lived in Tucumcari from 1919 until just five years ago, will celebrate her 100th birthday Sept. 10 at the Vida Encantada Assisted Living Center in Las Vegas. Goldenberg said keeping busy and surrounding herself with family kept her going over the years. “Everyday my daughter and grandchildren come by to […]

County officials, MCC board share ideas for improvement

Quay County Commissioners and the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees recently met to discuss ways the two entities can continue to work together to improve the community. The two groups met during a dinner meeting at Bambinos Resaurant. According to college spokesman John Yearout, Mesalands Community College’s leadership has made a concerted effort to […]

Free lunches available

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials received good news recently when they were notified that students would not have to wait until November for free lunches. Free lunches are now available to all students under the New Mexico Free Lunch program. Students will need to have their ID cards scanned when they go through the […]

Girl Scouts collect newspapers

The Tucumcari Girl Scouts will be holding a newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Representatives of the Girl Scouts said they encourage anyone with old newspapers to drop them off so they can be recycled.