Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]

Library, children to celebrate Seus

TV Hagenah Mary Ann Molinas head librarian at the Tucumcari Public Library, said one of the most popular birthdays of the years will soon be taking place. According to Molinas, the Tucumcari Library will be helping the children of Tucumcari Elementary School celebrate the birthday of Theodore Giessel, better known at Dr. Seuss on March […]

Local woman receives certificate

Linda Coffin of Tucumcari has received the first Institute for Computer Literacy Certificate awarded by Mesalands Community College to a student. According to representatives of MCC, the Institute for Computer Literacy is designed for individuals who are seeking an introductory working knowledge of basic computer functions at the college. Certificates are given to those individuals […]

Boat builder builds ‘em big

TV Hagenah It’s not unusual for someone raised near the sea to build model boats, but for a landlubber born and raised in Tucumcari to created scale models, that stand as tall as some sixth graders. That is unusual. Yet, that is exactly what Bill Shays does to keep his mind occupied as he sits […]

High school academic team prepares for tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Academic Decathlon team will be facing stiff competition at the state decathlon tournament in Belen, March 5 and 6, according to math instructor Dianna Manly, the team’s coach. “We’ve got some real talent, but the big schools like Belen tend to do better in the state competition,” said Manly. […]

Tucumcari native accepts position

TV Hagenah Quay County officially has a new county manager. Tucumcari High School graduate Terry Turner has accepted the offer put forward by the Quay County Commissioners and attended his first county commissioners meeting Monday. “I wanted to get my feet wet a little first and observe how everything was done,” said Turner. Turner will […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Martinez wins spelling bee

TV Hagenah At 9:30 a.m. 85 middle-school students were lined up in their school’s library to take part in the annual spelling bee that would determine who goes on to the next level of spelling bees, regional competition in Clovis. One hour later after words such as “schedule”, “frolicsome”, “gourmet” “inventory”, “opposite” and “vacuum”, there […]