Developers clash with officials

Mike Linn Two area developers with big plans for Ute Lake have met resistance from officials who fear development may contaminate the lake’s water, reserved as a future drinking supply for residents of Eastern New Mexico. Clovis’ Sid Strebeck and Logan developer Warren Frost, who both sell lots along Ute Lake’s south shore but are […]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. […]

Amistad Charter School sponsosrs political forum

Amistad Charter School is sponsoring an ice cream social and pie auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, to provide an opportunity for the public to meet the political candidates for Northeastern New Mexico. The candidates will begin speaking at 7 p.m. with the pie auction immediately following. Each candidate will have five to seven […]

Tucumcari Library holds ‘Story Time’

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari Public Library Technician Erica Lopez, registration time has arrived for Story Time at the Library. “This year we’re going to be doing something different,” said Lopez. We’re going to have three different sessions that will be open to the public. We’re hoping this will be more convenient for the mothers […]

Hospital gets new top administrator

TV Hagenah As the staff of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital wished good-bye to administrator Hoyt Skabelund Monday afternoon, they also said hello to the interim administrator for the hospital, D. Rush. “Tucumcari is very lucky to get someone of the caliber of D.” said Skabelund about his temporary replacement who will be holding […]

‘Trek for Trash’ set for Saturday

TV Hagenah The heads of the Tucumcari Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tucumcari are looking forward to next weekend’s Trek for Trash which according to Yvette Fezekas, Beautification Coordinator for the City of Tucumcari, could well be one of the biggest and most successful ones in Tucumcari history with the Keep Tucumcari […]

‘Dayze’ off to good start

TV Hagenah The first day of Quay County Heritage Dayze went well said Tucumcari Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt, who is also the director of the county’s Heritage Dayze and he feels that Saturday, (Sept. 18) promises to be even better. “We’ve had a very good first day,” said Nutt. “I think our numbers were […]

Local artists paint gourds

TV Hagenah Three area artist traveled to Taos yesterday to submit gourds they had painted for a special benefit art show of nothing but painted gourds called, “Out of your gourd”. The three, Sharon and Doug Quarles and Tom Windem, have spent much of the last week on their small canvases – preparing the surfaces, […]

Organization attempts to curb smoking among youth

TV Hagenah According to high school instructor Antonio Pacheco the Tucumcari High/Middle school organization “Too Smart to Smoke” is off to a good start this year. Group members have high hopes and plans for the upcoming school year. Pacheco said the purpose of the organization is to communicate all of the negative aspects of using […]

Bingaman aide visits Tucumcari

A representative from U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Roswell office will be available in Tucumcari Tuesday to visit with residents in the Quay County area about problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “It will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it […]