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 […]

Hospice eases pain of dying

William Thompson Jerry Klaverweiden, a former United Methodist minister, recently took over as administrator of Helping Hands Hospice. The local hospice provides free care and support to the dying and their loved ones in Quay County and surrounding areas. “The central core of what hospice is all about is ‘No human should have to die […]

Logan offers special program

TV Hagenah and William Thompson Logan Schools is looking to break the stereotype that states smaller school are not able to offer special art programs to their students. According to fine art and music instructor Angie Fly at Logan who is coordinator for the program, the school will be offering a special after-school program throughout […]