Teacher honored

Andrea Hodge, a teacher at Tucumcari Elementary School, has been chosen as one of twenty people who will attend the 2004 Institute of the High Plains Writing Project. Hodge will participate in a two-week intensive study of writing at ENMU-Portales, June 8 through July 2. The High Plains Writing Project, founded in 1992, is a […]

Mesalands truckers get green light

Mesalands Community College’s Commercial Truck Driving program has been given a five-year recertification by Professional Truck Driver Institute of Alexandria, Va. In the letter granting the recertification, the PTDI representative said, “Congratulations on this significant (five-year) achievement.” According to MCC truck-driving instructor Jerry Welch, the PTDI is recognized throughout the trucking industry as the standard […]

Grady salutes alumni

Grady will hold their Annual Memorial and Alumni Dinner at the Grady School Cafeteria on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria will be open at 9 a.m. for coffee. All 10 year classes will be recognized, beginning with the class of 1924. Hosts for the program will be the class of […]

Three locals graduate from Amarillo College

Three Tucumcari students graduated recently from Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. Susan Marie Lincoln received an Associate of Science degree. Lee A. Aragon and Tifany Maria Johnson graduated with a certificate of completion. 2004 Spring Commencement ceremonies were held yesterday at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum

More windmills come to county

TV Hagenah It was announced late Wednesday that the United States Senate approved a comprehensive national energy policy bill that includes a provision to extend a tax credit for wind energy production. That lack of tax credit has held up construction of a proposed “wind farm” just south of San Jon for nearly a year. […]

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Rabies clinic set to start

TV Hagenah According to Mike Martinez, Animal Control Supervisor for the Tucumcari Police Department, it is time once again for the annual Quay County Rabies Clinics and he expects a good number of the pet population of Quay County to be there for a number of reasons. “Well,” said Martinez, “it’s important that it gets […]

Water key to city’s future

Jack King Some communities in the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, most notably Tucumcar and Clovis, are gambling on growth to pay for their share of the Ute Water Pipeline, according to a study by a consultant to the project. The consultant, Jason Bass, an economist with Dornbusch Associates of Tucson, Ariz., said last […]

Gas moves above $2

William Thompson Travelers to Tucumcari are paying higher prices at local gas stations, and with the possibility that prices will go even higher, some travelers said they will change their summer plans. According to Virginia Wright of the Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari is a “tourist market”, and the high gasoline prices could hurt Tucumcari’s tourism […]

Library gets funding

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Public Library will be receiving over $11,000 in telecommunication discounts to help with the communication administration of their library. The library received the funds under the E-rate program set up by the federal government to help ensure technology for schools and libraries. The funds will pay for the Internet access fees […]