Tucumcari Police Chief resigns

TV Hagenah Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose announced Thursday evening at a Tucumcari City Commission meeting that Tucumcari City Police Chief Dennis Townsend had resigned effective Nov. 29 as the city’s police chief. Townsend was unavailable for comment. He is apparently on vacation. Despite rumors of the upcoming resignation and questions from the media about […]

Veterans Day program ready

TV Hagenah The annual Veterans’ Day Program is ready to go said the man in charge of the celebration of America’s veterans, Harold Sloan. Sloan, the instrumental and vocal music instructor at Tucumcari High School, said the 2004 edition of the program promises to be one of the best that he has ever been involved […]

Parade of Lights to brighten city

William Thompson The Tucumcari/Quay County Commerce is once again hosting a parade of lights Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Kim Andrews, the chamber’s administrative assistant, said entry forms for floats are available now. “Families, businesses and organizations can enter floats,” said Andrews. “People can call us at the chamber of commerce and we will even […]

DAR salutes veterans

TV Hagenah The Daughters of the American Revolution are saluting veterans of more modern incarnation on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. According to Jeannette Maddaford secretary of the organization and event coordinator, the ceremony honoring veterans will be at Veterans’ Park which is at the corner of Third and Main streets. “We are doing […]

Area Veterans’ Day closings

Veterans Day Closures Tucumcari County Offices Department of Motor Vehicles First National Bank of New Mexico Wells Fargo Bank Citizens’ Bank Everyone’s Federal Credit Union Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union • • Tucumcari City Offices will be open. Tucumcari Schools will be open Logan Village of Logan First National Bank of New Mexico • • […]

Bikers hold toy/poker ‘run’

TV Hagenah Motorcycles will be hitting the pavement Sunday, Nov. 21 for the United States Veterans Motorcycle Club, Badlands Chapter third annual Toy and Poker Run. According to “Bear” Whitener who is the Tucumcari spokesman for the organization, the “run” will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pow Wow Restaurant and Lizard Lounge which is […]

Parks officials close Ute Lake Marina

William Thompson The Ute Lake Marina, in service since 1980, was recently closed down by New Mexico State Parks officials due to safety concerns and contractual violations on the part of the marina’s owners, according to a parks department press release. Sid and Beverly Smith were the owners of the marina since October 2003. The […]

Freak accident claims man’s life

William Thompson The owner of the Country Inn Motel on West Route 66 died from injuries suffered in a bizarre parking lot accident at the motel Wednesday morning. Lt. Charles Newman of Tucumcari Police Department said the motel owner, William Pangburn, was struck by a vehicle driven by Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr. “Mr. Pangburn was […]

Nine named as ‘Artists in Annex’

TV Hagenah For the most part in the past when the “Artist in the Annex,” was chosen to show his or her art work in the annex of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, it was a single individual or possibly a husband and wife team., but according to the museum’s director Bruce Nutt, the museum decided […]

Election continues

TV Hagenah Technically, the voting in the 2004 election ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Yet for two politicians, the election continued until well into Friday night when the last of the canvassed votes were to be turned in to the New Mexico Secretary of State and still a result was not immediately forthcoming for the […]