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”. […]

Citizens interviewed about police

TV Hagenah Mark Radosovich, who along with his brother, are the consultants hired to look into the situation confronting the Tucumcari Police Department said the interviews he has been conducting over the last two weeks as substantive and productive. “I have talked to a number of different people,” said Radosovich about the interviews “and I […]

Southwest Mercantile to shut down

William Thompson Area shoppers will soon have one less place to shop for western wear, gifts and supplies. Main Street landmark Southwest Mercantile is going out of business. Heather Duba, co-owner with her brother Jason and parents David and Kathy, said the Duba family is beset with health issues. “The store is not closing due […]

Comcast Cares coming Saturday

TV Hagenah If last year was any example, a large number of people will be out at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom just north of Tucumcari Elementary School Saturday to take part in annual activity of Comcast Cares Day. According to local Comcast Office Manager Frederick Dominguez, 2004 will be the fourth year for the event […]