Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of [...]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because [...]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for [...]

Arrest may clear two cases

William Thompson A 24-year-old Tucumcari man is charged with assaulting police and burglary after a standoff with officers early Saturday morning. Albert Gutierrez is accused of telling officers he was prepared to shoot them when they showed up at his residence at 709 E. Heman St. in response to a report of domestic violence. Tucumcari [...]

Clerk’s office promotes Quay voter registration

William Thompson The Quay County Clerk’s Office is conducting a voter registration drive through May 4. That is the day registration will close for voters wishing to cast ballots in the Primary Election. Anyone who will be 18 years of age before June 1, the date of the Primary Election, is eligible to register. Jeannette [...]

Governor visits city

TV Hagenah New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson came to Tucumcari Tuesday and a full house at the Tucumcari City Hall was pleased that he did. It was standing room only at city hall as Richardson greeted old acquaintances, gave a run-down on the recently finished Roundhouse accomplishments and then answered questions from the audience in [...]

Work begins on bridge

TV Hagenah Tuesday, April 20 will see work officially beginning at the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 between Tucumcari and San Jon. According to New Mexico Department of Transportation Spokesperson Christina Romero, April 20 at 10 a.m. will be the day and time for the official ground-breaking ceremony which will inaugurate the beginning [...]

Historical Institute meets at Elks

TV Hagenah Tucumcari will hold its annual Historical Research Institute Meeting and Banquet Monday, April 26 and the focus of the institute will not be Tucumcari but instead it will cast its eye on Nara Visa. The meeting and banquet will have as its featured speaker Travis Nelson who will speak on “Nara Visa — [...]

Walking promoted in county

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, “Quay County on the Move” is a program involving lifting feet up and putting them down. It is about walking. The idea is that people challenge themselves and others to increase the number of steps they walk a day. This is done by wearing [...]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either [...]