Woman stranded at Ute Lake

William Thompson Rodney Paris, Park Manager for Ute Lake State Park, said alcohol contributed to an argument among friends at the park Sunday evening which left a young Albuquerque woman stranded at the park with no money, no possessions, clad only in her bikini. “Alcohol most definitely contributed to the situation,” said Paris. “She and […]

Rattler Reunion entertainer set

TV Hagenah When the Alumni gather for the Rattler Reunion Banquet Saturday evening, Aug. 7, they will be entertained by musician and impressionist Damon Whaley of Dalhart, Texas. “I’m really looking forward to being in Tucumcari this weekend,” said Whaley about performing at the Rattler Reunion on Friday and Saturday. “For one thing, I’ve never […]

House class holds reunion

William Thompson Eight graduates of House High School, class of 1974, reunited at the school Saturday July 31 for an evening of storytelling and catching up. Marrion Hudson, one of their former teachers, went to the reunion and said the students were doing well with their lives. “The girls were all so smart in school. […]

Bus tour showcases salt cedar removal methods

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a bus tour Thursday, Aug. 12, to explore various eradication programs working to rid northeastern New Mexico of the salt cedar. Quay County Extension agriculture agent Pete Walden said the tour is designed to portray the actual spraying and let everyone see what is working in […]

Altrusa makes donations

ALTRUSA International of Tucumcari recently made two philanthropic donation. On May 24 they donated $1,700 to Presbyterian-Trigg Hospital for lighting and baby furniture on that same day they also donated $600 to the City of Tucumcari Fire and EMS for a portable suction unit.

Teachers return to school as students

TV Hagenah Elementary school teachers became students for two days this week as they went back into the classroom Monday and Tuesday not to serve as the mentor, but instead as the mentored. The reason that the desks were turned on the 33 Tucumcari Elementary School teachers was that a new math program is being […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]

Pipeline faces New Mexico legislators

Darrell Todd Maurina Area officials told an interim committee of the state legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water Pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water System are now estimated at 310.2 million, according to estimates […]

Mesalands receives special science gifts

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum has received a donated collection of assorted fossils, coprolites (dinosaur feces), gastrolites, bone pieces, and meteorites from Amarillo resident, V. J. “Jim” Jordan. Over 63 samples plus several old photos, documents of authenticity, and reference books were donated to the College for exhibition and instructional purposes. Jordan has […]

Summer reading program goes well

TV Hagenah Few things are more natural during a long summer day than settling in with a good book and the Tucumcari library’s system Readiscover New Mexico helped over 200 young people in Tucumcari do just that. The program under the direction of librarian Dainetta Kroeker ended Thursday with a final entertainer, Sid Hausmon from […]