I-40 to Tucumcari to be improved

TV Hagenah On Wednesday, just 30 miles west of Tucumcari in Newkirk, a combination of state dignitaries, city and county officials, construction personnel and state maintenance personnel gathered to break ground on a project that will heavily affect Tucumcari and San Jon. The project that was about to begin was the reconstruction of Interstate 40 […]

Senator visits area

TV Hagenah New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Monday came to Quay County and kept busy going from one spot to another mostly in Tucumcari but also headed just south of San Jon to check out the progress of the county’s newest wind farm. The trip to the Quay County, site of the new wind […]

Questions remain in man’s death

William Thompson Juan Lucero, a 20-year-old cowboy from Logan, died on a ranch near Grady in February. New Mexico State Police officials said Lucero’s death is still under investigation. Lt. Nathan Wallace, of the New Mexico State Police, was reluctant to discuss the case but said state police investigators are awaiting lab results. “We are […]

Thermometer up for public to see

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari United Way has put their United Way Thermometer up at the base of the Tucumcari Lowe’s Grocery sign. According to local United Way president Doyle Frasier, the thermometer is a long-standing tradition in Tucumcari where people can check the progress of how fund raising is going for the Tucumcari United Way. […]

Students collect for troops

According to representitives of the seventh grade at Tucumcari Middle School, everyone in Tucumcari is encouraged to bring a number of different items items to the middle school for shipment to American troops in Iraq during the upcoming holidays. Middle School instructor Jodie Linn said the deadline for collecting is Nov.1. She also said seventh […]

Senior Center holds party

According to members of the Pioneer Senior Citizens Center on South Third Street, the center is hosting a Halloween party at 2 p.m. Friday. Ruby Bonds, one of the party’s chief organizers, said a fun time is guaranteed for all. “We will have games, costume contests and refreshments including a ‘ghoulish’ punch.,” said Bonds. “The […]

Bond ‘B’ could help area colleges

Ryan Lengerich Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities and colleges around the […]

Trucking jobs come to Tucumcari

William Thompson Interstate Distributor Company, a Tacoma-based trucking firm, is currently installing a working terminal in the 1600 block of Camino Del Coronado on the west side of town. George Payne, executive vice president of the company, said the company hopes to hire many new drivers from the Tucumcari area. “We hope to hire as […]

Early voting going strong

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford, roughly 20 percent of the registered voters in Quay County have already voted. Maddaford said 692 people have voted early in person and another 542 have voted by absentee ballot combining for 1,234 voters voting which works out to 19.77 percent of the 6,241 registered voters. […]

Senator arrives Monday

TV Hagenah New Mexico’s U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be coming to Tucumcari Monday, Oct. 25 and will be visiting with both Tucumcari City and Quay County commissioners. In addition, he will be attending an open luncheon hosted by the Quay County Democratic Party and finally he will be going by the Caprock Amphitheater south […]