San Jon School Carnival nears

TV Hagenah San Jon Public School is holding its annual Carnival Friday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. and according to those involved in the event in San Jon, “It’s coming along very well.” The theme for the annual carnival and parade this year is “Music from A-Z: Make it Whatever You Want It to Be.” […]

Scholarship announced

The Tex E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was recently launched at Mesalands Community College. Tex Haase was a long time citizen of Tucumcari, and well-known educator in the community. He served on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2002 and as chairman from 1996 to 2002. Haase believed that anyone interested in […]

Area goats combatting salt cedar

LOGAN – About 1,000 goats have been feasting on salt cedar along Ute Creek for the past five months. Like a swarm of locusts, they devour up to 10 acres of invasive trees everyday. “They’re ravenous eaters,” said Kelly Boney, a rancher and goat herder from San Jon. “We expect them to raze about 2,500 […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]

Pilots enjoy Tucumcari show

TV Hagenah Often, after a decade, the luster of an annual event fades. According those at the 12th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show, that is definitely not the case with the air show. According to pilots taking part in the show it appeared from the air that over 700 people had parked their vehicles […]

Young, old like local air show

William Thompson The Rotary Club Air Show attracted many onlookers Wednesday to Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The crowd’s attention was riveted to the skies above Quay County as a number of historic and contemporary planes flew loops and death-defying stunts. Tucumcari Middle School student Michelle Fazekas said she would not mind going for a spin at […]

Local Senate race almost a bargain

Elaine Quarles In this district in the northeastern corner of the state, winning candidates often spend less than $20,000 to get elected. Contributions for the 2004 State Senate race between Sen. Clinton Harden and the Democratic challenger, Robert Frost, are typical. Campaign finance reports filed to date with the Secretary of State and available online […]

Mounted Patrolman honored

TV Hagenah Eugene Ross joined the New Mexico Mounted Patrol 25 years ago and Saturday to honor that he was presented with a plaque to honor that service at the NMMP annual Convention in Artesia. “It was a lot different then,” said Ross about when he started with the mounted patrol in 1978. “It’s changed […]

Mesalands expands programs

On Wednesday, Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry and New Mexico Highlands University President Manny Aragon signed a “memorandum of understanding” which will allow both insititutions to offer coursework on one another’s campuses. According to Barry this will permit Mesalands students to seek four-year and even advanced degrees they were not able to pursue […]

FCE Week set up for Quay County

According to Gloria Jenkins of the Wheatland Family and Community Educators Club, October 10-18 has been designated FCE Week. Jenkins said there are five FCE clubs in Quay County, at Conchas Dam, in Forrest, in Logan, in Tabosa and Wheatland. Jenkins said each club has its own meetings and programs and “specific interests and activities”. […]