Former Tucumcarian turns 100

William Thompson Mary Goldenberg, who lived in Tucumcari from 1919 until just five years ago, will celebrate her 100th birthday Sept. 10 at the Vida Encantada Assisted Living Center in Las Vegas. Goldenberg said keeping busy and surrounding herself with family kept her going over the years. “Everyday my daughter and grandchildren come by to […]

County officials, MCC board share ideas for improvement

Quay County Commissioners and the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees recently met to discuss ways the two entities can continue to work together to improve the community. The two groups met during a dinner meeting at Bambinos Resaurant. According to college spokesman John Yearout, Mesalands Community College’s leadership has made a concerted effort to […]

Free lunches available

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials received good news recently when they were notified that students would not have to wait until November for free lunches. Free lunches are now available to all students under the New Mexico Free Lunch program. Students will need to have their ID cards scanned when they go through the […]

Girl Scouts collect newspapers

The Tucumcari Girl Scouts will be holding a newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Representatives of the Girl Scouts said they encourage anyone with old newspapers to drop them off so they can be recycled.

Most area schools meet standards

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools recently met requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That is good news for Tucumcari Middle School which had previously been on probation for failing to meet the standards. Tucumcari students took “Criterion Reference” tests last year which guaged their ability to meet the latest federal standards. […]

Recall petitions submitted

TV Hagenah Recall petitions calling for the recall of recently elected District 3 City Commissioner Jim Witcher have been submitted to Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. According to Hicklin, she received petitions with 44 signatures on them on Wednesday from George Aragon. The petitions requested the recall of Commissioner Witcher. She said If all the […]

Consultants hired to evaluate police

TV Hagenah The scene was set for a typical meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday evening with supporters of the embattled Chief of Police Dennis Townsend on one side of the aisle and those accusing him or the Tucumcari Police Department of malfeasance on the other side. Each side seemed waiting for the “citizen […]

Route 66 bridge officially opened

TV Hagenah As of Thursday, Aug. 26, people can once again travel from San Jon to Tucumcari on Old Route 66. The Revuelto Bridge is open. It was opened in a special ceremony that saw just under 50 people listening to dignitaries such as New Mexico State Senator Clinton Harden, Department of Transportation District Engineer […]

Tucumcari prepares for Municipal League

TV Hagenah Tucumcari City officials have been spending many hours in and around the Tucumcari Convention Center preparing it for Sept. 1-3 when over 600 dignitaries from throughout the state including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be gathering in Tucumcari for the annual meeting of the New Mexico Municipal League. Richardson will be giving […]

Historical Research Institute traveles to Clayton

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members on Saturday, Sept. 11, to Clayton. The group plans to tour the restored Eklund Hotel at 1 p.m. and the Herzstein Memorial Museum at 1:30 p.m. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 S. Adams at 9:30 a.m. Those […]