Faux accident helps teach

TV Hagenah A potentially deadly accident and people with life-threatening injuries are rushed to the emergency room. ER personnel step into trauma mode, but when it is all over, it is not real. In fact, it was an exercise put on by the administrators of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the area’s emergency services […]

FCCLA competes in Melrose

Jody Lamm, a teacher at Tucumcari Middle School, will be taking members of the middle school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club to Melrose today for a district tournament. The students will be competing in a variety of events designed to assess their family and career skills. One group of middle school students […]

Library, extension office offer internet access

William Thompson The Tucumcari public library has a total of seven computers capable of providing internet access to the public free of charge. Also, the County Extension office for NMSU , located in the basement of the Quay County Courthouse provides four computers for public use. Mary Ann Molinas, Head Librarian at Tucumcari Public Library, […]

Tucumcari seniors enjoy Pioneer Center

William Thompson Social events occur regularly at the Pioneer Senior Center on South Third Street. The center holds a dance almost every month. Recently, the center held a tea social. The response was more than the center staff had expected according to Tara Martinez, volunteer activities director for the center. “We had about twenty people […]

Tucumcari featured on Albuquerque TV

TV Hagenah According to the members of the staff of KNME Television, the educational television station in Albuquerque, Tucumcari will have a featured role in their next cultural affairs series, “Colors.” The program featuring Tucumcari titled “Route 66: The Neon Road in New Mexico” will be broadcast Saturday, March 20. It will be available to […]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]

Church holds anniversary celebration

The End of Time Ministries will celebrating their second anniversary Saturday, March 20 at 4 p.m. “We decided to do this (the second anniversary celebration) because, well it has been two years and we wanted to thank the people who have helped us and supported us,” said Pastor of the End of Time Ministries, Dale […]

Cattlemen take part in local bull sale

William Thompson Approximately 100 cattle owners, buyers and experts gathered Tuesday at the NMSU Ag Science Center just outside Tucumcari for the annual bull sale. The bulls for sale had participated in a 112 day bull test designed to find out which bulls gained the most weight with each bull given the same amount of […]

Local youth excels in science know-how

TV Hagenah Nikki Harman,a freshman at Tucumcari High School, competed in the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Portales, March 6. As she has done before, for that matter as most of her family has done before, she did well. The 15 year old received second place in her division of Environmental […]

Students to perform melodrama

Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”). Under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800 with most of the action going on in two sweet shops […]