Blood drive Saturday

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Community Blood Drive will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. It is being sponsored by Tucumcari High School. The coordinator for the activity, Tim Gutierrez, said he looks forward to as many people as possible coming buy the gymnasium […]

Dancers come to auditorium

TV Hagenah The history of Eastern Europe has long been one of contradictions. On one hand, it has been a place of almost constant warfare, yet on the other it has produced composers and artists that have defined music and art for centuries. According to John Mihn of the Quay Council for Art and Humanities, […]

New teachers join Tucumcari faculty

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari School System hired seven new teachers at their three schools. Two are teaching at the elementary school. One is teaching at the middle school and four are at the high school. Elementary School Brenda Spinks Hometown girl Brenda Spinks is a former legal assistant from Amarillo who will be teaching kindergarten […]

Labor office stays open

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Labor’s Tucumcari office will remain open indefinitely, according to Carlos Castaneda, the labor department’s public information officer. The local office at 421 W. Tucumcari Boulevard offers employment services to Quay County residents. It had previously been slated to close Dec. 31. Castaneda said there will be a change […]

Private digs catching on at Mesalands

Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know what […]

Summer ends at area lakes

William Thompson On Labor Day afternoon, many visitors to Ute Lake and Conchas Lake were pulling boats and jet skis out of the water, perhaps for the last time this year. Tara Carter, administrator for Ute Lake State Park, said visitation will decline sharply as cooler weather approaches. “We expect park visitation to slow down […]

Municipal League meeting deemed success

TV Hagenah After three days, the Municipal League Meeting that brought almost 700 individuals to Tucumcari has ended. Those 684 attending the conference went to meetings, took part in demonstrations, listened to speakers and finally listened to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson praise their work and dedication to their home communities. Attending the meeting were […]

Fund raiser for monument scheduled

TV Hagenah It has been a long time coming, but the granite stones that will make Veterans’ Park, Veterans’ Memorial Park are a little closer because Lydia Fazekas is back on the job of trying to raise funds for the project. According to Tucumcari Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca, Fazekas has been the driving force […]

Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

Governor give GTEDC $1.5 Million

TV Hagenah Governor Bill Richardson came to Quay County Friday morning and before he left, the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation had a commitment for $1.5 million. According to representatives of Richardson, the commitment in funding by the governor’s office is part of the governor’s plan to encourage economic development in rural areas of New […]