Construction to begin on 1-40

Fisher Sand and Gravel of Albuquerque is the low bidder for the reconstruction of I-40 between Newkirk and Tucumcari, according to New Mexico Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught. Construction will begin after the Department of Transportation finalizes the contract and completes a two month review process. This project is one of more than 40 transportation and […]

Water rates hiked

William Thompson Marty Garcia, Assistant City Manager said Tucumcari city management recently decided to raise water rates for residential and commercial customers both within and outside city limits. Average water bills for residential customers may be as much as $17 higher with next month’s bill. Garcia said city revenues have fallen short of expectations. “Raising […]

City gets new mayor

TV Hagenah As of Thursday night Tucumcari has a new Mayor. City Commissioner. Mary Mayfield became the first woman in Tucumcari’s history to become mayor. “I feel very honored,” said Mayfield who was elected to the post in a 3-2 vote. “I will try to do a good job and continue on a level that […]

13 speak out about city police

TV Hagenah The largest crowd in most people’s memories to attend a Tucumcari City Commission meeting gathered at city hall Thursday evening to air their opinions about the Tucumcari City Police Force and in relation to that, its chief, Dennis Townsend. As over 75 people crowded into the commission chambers, they heard more than a […]

West Nile shots needed

William Thompson The West Nile virus is making its appearance again in New Mexico this year according to veterinary experts, although it does not appear to be as active as last year’s outbreak. Still, Flint Taylor, of the New Mexico Veterinary Diagnostic Service, said it is imperative that horse owners vaccinate their horses against the […]

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the […]

FCCLA pair visit Chicago

TV Hagenah FCCLA state officer Maria Garcia of Tucumcari and the local FCCLA sponsor middle school instructor Jodie Lamm recently returned from Chicago where they attended the FCCLA National Leadership Meeting. “I thought it went extremely well,” said Lamm about the conference. “I learned quite a bit and I intend to be a bit more […]

Economic Development head resigns

TV Hagenah Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari/Quay County Economic Development Corporation, turned in his resignation to economic development corporation CEO Leo Thrasher of Citizens’ Bank of Tucumcari Thursday morning. Kendrick had accepted a position as the director of the Hobbs Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday. Kendrick said he was first approached by the Hobbs […]

State patrol officer commands area

William Thompson Lieutenant Nathan Wallace of the New Mexico State Police is in charge of a large portion of eastern New Mexico from an area west of Santa Rosa all the way to the state border with Texas. Based in Tucumcari, Wallace said he has around eleven officers under his command in Tucumcari and Quay […]

Woman offers free violence counseling

William Thompson “I would say we have a pretty big domestic violence problem here in Tucumcari,” said Ronni Wright, “and it doesn’t seem to matter what ethnic background people are from or how much money they make. The number of people I see varies month to month. In one recent month I counseled 35 individuals.” […]