Parties gear up for Nov. election

William Thompson Members of the Quay County Republican Party and the Quay County Democratic Party are busy calling potential voters to gauge voter interest and persuade voters as the Nov. 2 election looms. Ron Wilmot, Chairman of the Quay County Democratic Party said Kerry-Edwards yard signs are on the way to the area. “We should […]

Museum getting makeover

TV Hagenah Some Tucumcari Historical Museum displays stored away for years and years will once again see the light of day and others that have been relegated to relatively nondescript locations will be placed in featured positions said Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt during a reorganization of the Museum’s displays recently. “Bringing new ones out […]

San Jon School Carnival nears

TV Hagenah San Jon Public School is holding its annual Carnival Friday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. and according to those involved in the event in San Jon, “It’s coming along very well.” The theme for the annual carnival and parade this year is “Music from A-Z: Make it Whatever You Want It to Be.” […]

Scholarship announced

The Tex E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was recently launched at Mesalands Community College. Tex Haase was a long time citizen of Tucumcari, and well-known educator in the community. He served on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2002 and as chairman from 1996 to 2002. Haase believed that anyone interested in […]

Area goats combatting salt cedar

LOGAN – About 1,000 goats have been feasting on salt cedar along Ute Creek for the past five months. Like a swarm of locusts, they devour up to 10 acres of invasive trees everyday. “They’re ravenous eaters,” said Kelly Boney, a rancher and goat herder from San Jon. “We expect them to raze about 2,500 […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]

Pilots enjoy Tucumcari show

TV Hagenah Often, after a decade, the luster of an annual event fades. According those at the 12th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show, that is definitely not the case with the air show. According to pilots taking part in the show it appeared from the air that over 700 people had parked their vehicles […]

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 […]