Local gladiator wins in California

William Thompson Local martial artist Jason Pacheco said ‘gaidojutsu’ training has changed his life. He recently won a fight on the under card of the Gladiator Challenge at the Colusa Casino outside of Sacramento, Calif. He hopes to fight in a main event bout in the near future. Pacheco began gaidojutsu training two years ago […]

FFA begins chili sales

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School FFA has begun selling chili and according to FFA President Brandon Sower those people who want roasted chili should contact an FFA member or call the high school FFA building to order their chili. “But we’re not just selling them privately,” said Sower about the roasted vegetables, “but we’ll also […]

Route 66 bridge to open

TV Hagenah Christina Romero of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Department announced Monday that Thursday at 3 p.m. would be the official Ribbon Cutting for the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 roughly halfway between Tucumcari and San Jon. “We promised the folks in San Jon we’d have the bridge open in between […]

Rides, games provide fun

TV Hagenah For some the Quay County Fair is the chance to show a lamb, pig or steer. For others it might be the chance to display their skill in painting or photography and for still others, it might be the chance to show off their prowess at roping or barrel racing. Probably to a […]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this […]

Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not […]

Police plan to target drinking and driving

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Police Cpl. Jon Howard announced Friday that on the heels of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the July 4 holiday, he is asking the people of Tucumcari to take part in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose,” campaign. The program will take place from Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, […]

City police sued in federal court

William Thompson A woman denied employment by Tucumcari police has filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of discrimination. Vivian Martinez claims she was not hired because of her former employment as an exotic dancer. Paul Baker, office manager for the law firm Linda G. Hemphill, P.C., which represents Martinez, said her trial began […]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Tornado seen near San Jon

William Thompson An off-duty state police officer said he witnessed what he thought may have been a tornado near San Jon around 7 p.m. Saturday evening. State and local police officials in Tucumcari said no injuries or major damage resulted from heavy thunderstorm activity that occurred along Interstate 40 in Quay County between Tucumcari and […]