Air show offers high-flying fun

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show is set for Sept. 29 at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Rotary Club’s Bob McClelland, Jr. said up to 40 planes will be on display, many of them performing aerobatics. “The Canadian Snowbirds, a 9-jet military team will be flying “Tutor’ jets wingtip to wingtip,” said McClelland. […]

RVers give to state cops

TucumSams, a local group of recreational vehicle enthusiasts, recently donated a large number of blankets to the New Mexico State Police and state police. Lt. Nathan Wallace of the said the blankets will come in handy and put to good use. “Our officers will keep the blankets in their trunks and if we have a […]

State to host tree workshop

A Tucumcari event next week will feature windbreak establishment and hands-on programs. The New Mexico State Forestry Division, along with the El Llano Estacado Resource and Conservation Development Council (RC&D) will sponsor the Eastern New Mexico Shelter Belt and Tree Care Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Tucumcari Convention Center […]

Girl Scouts pushing for more members

TV Hagenah Tucumcari representatives of the Girl Scouts announced that they will be putting on a major push this month for their fall registration event to be held in the Dance Room of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. According to Donna Lauriault an officer with the Tucumcari Girl Scouts, a number of different events will be […]

Blood drive Saturday

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Community Blood Drive will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. It is being sponsored by Tucumcari High School. The coordinator for the activity, Tim Gutierrez, said he looks forward to as many people as possible coming buy the gymnasium […]

Dancers come to auditorium

TV Hagenah The history of Eastern Europe has long been one of contradictions. On one hand, it has been a place of almost constant warfare, yet on the other it has produced composers and artists that have defined music and art for centuries. According to John Mihn of the Quay Council for Art and Humanities, […]

New teachers join Tucumcari faculty

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari School System hired seven new teachers at their three schools. Two are teaching at the elementary school. One is teaching at the middle school and four are at the high school. Elementary School Brenda Spinks Hometown girl Brenda Spinks is a former legal assistant from Amarillo who will be teaching kindergarten […]

Labor office stays open

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Labor’s Tucumcari office will remain open indefinitely, according to Carlos Castaneda, the labor department’s public information officer. The local office at 421 W. Tucumcari Boulevard offers employment services to Quay County residents. It had previously been slated to close Dec. 31. Castaneda said there will be a change […]

Private digs catching on at Mesalands

Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know what […]

Summer ends at area lakes

William Thompson On Labor Day afternoon, many visitors to Ute Lake and Conchas Lake were pulling boats and jet skis out of the water, perhaps for the last time this year. Tara Carter, administrator for Ute Lake State Park, said visitation will decline sharply as cooler weather approaches. “We expect park visitation to slow down […]