Officials examine new water tank

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the city’s newest water tank on the corner of Center and Fifth Streets was the site of a rather unique assembly. The builders of the structure held an open house for the yet unfinished tank to show members of the city government and other area officials just what is going in […]

Students shine at science fair

Of the 311 projects in the 2004 Tucumcari Municipal Schools Science Fair, more than 60 students were awarded prizes. Mesalands donated a $20 scholarship to the student winning best of show in each grade fourth through eighth, and a four credit hour scholarship toward the winning high school student. In the high school division, Nikki […]

TES names top students

Tucumcari Elementary School released their honor roll for the first nine weeks recently for the third through fifth grades and 84 students appeared on the list. All “A” honor roll Third grade Phillip Alden, Ashley Apodaca, Amy Baxter, Eliano Chavarria, A.J. Chavez, Merissa Cooper, Vincent Garp, Carlos Marquez, Kambri Martinez, Cody Massey, Brianna Molinas, Destanie […]

House public school publishes honor roll

House Municipal Schools has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2004-2005 school year. Those listed on the “A” Honor Roll are seniors, Nathan Foust and Lindsy Lee; sophomores Sara Lee and Shannon Lane; eighth grader, Kristopher Foust; and fifth graders, Daniel Lyons and Kaylee Tibbs. The “A” and “B” Honor […]

Crystal meth an ongoing problem

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

Frost requests recount

TV Hagenah The election for New Mexico State Senate for the northeast corner may not be over yet, despite voting and canvassing being finished. According to Bob Frost of San Jon, the man who ran against incumbent state senator Clinton Harden for the senate seat that represents Quay County and all or parts of six […]

24 take part in Parade of LIghts

TV Hagenah Kim Andrews said she was expecting a few floats over a dozen for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, so she was elated when 24 different floats left the starting point in front of the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium Saturday evening with all lights shining. “It was fantastic,” said Andrews, […]

Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall […]

Wind farm battles deadlines, weather

TV Hagenah While many are pleased with the rain that has come to Quay County in the last four months, Cielo Wind Power Systems is not. “The rain is no friend of ours,” said Walt Hornaday of Cielo Wind Power. The company who is in charge of the construction of 80 wind turbines on the […]

Family netted in drug arrest

William Thompson Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, of 222 E. High St., were arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their daughter Tiffany, 18, was arrested on the same charges and their daughter Tessa, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Victor Donovan, a […]