Police under fire at city hall

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police officers were accused of inappropriate behavior by five different individuals who spoke at Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting held at city hall. George Aragon, Jeff Cordova, Shari Anaya, Amber Martin and Anthony Hendron all complained about police to commissioners. Chief Dennis Townsend was not at the meeting and declined to discuss […]

Festival features variety of fun

Johnnie Meier On Thursday July 8th, the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival will kick-off with a unique Tucumcari event, the Second Annual Trail Ride Through the Trails West Lounge. That evening, around 7:30 PM, riders on horseback will ride their horses into the Trails West Lounge. Each will ride up to the bar, and order a […]

Farmers’ market starting strong

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Farmers’ Market has found its new home at Wailes Park to its liking said the head of the area farmers’ market organization, Joye Clumbine. “Everything went really well,” said Clumbine about the first day of what is to be a twice-a-week event that will run though the end of harvest. “We […]

Tucumcari civilian heads to Iraq

TV Hagenah A civilian employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Lake will be heading to Iraq on Sunday, and she is proud to say she volunteered to do it. “I thought about it for quite a while,” said De De Pacheco of Tucumcari. “And it’s something I want to do.”Pacheco said […]

Chamber stages Route 66 Festival Talent Show

Wlliam Thompson According to Kim Andrews, of the Quay County/Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce, a talent show will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Anyone may enter the talent show by contacting the chamber of commerce. There will be no entry fee. Andrews said she hopes a lot […]

Documentary to get showing in city

The new PBS documentary, “The Neon Road in New Mexico”, will be shown on the big screen of the Thunderbird Theater at 2:00 PM Saturday at the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival, in the Convention Center. “This will be a rare opportunity to view the film on a large screen, (the 10 by 14 foot Thunderbird […]

Rangers help with ‘jacket safety

Julie Stone U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Rangers Steve Peterson and Bob Mumford were in the right place at the right time on Saturday, June 5 when they noticed that three girls, ages 14 to 16 years old, had fallen off their jet ski at Conchas Lake. According to Peterson, all three were trying to […]

Conchas Lake offers activities

Conchas Lake State Park will be offering interpretive programs and presentations each Saturday this month. The programs are free to the public. On Saturday July 10 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Steve Cary, a New Mexico State Parks Ranger, will lead guests on a butterfly walk at the park. Cary is an expert entomologist […]

Fireworks light Fourth

TV Hagenah Around $5,000 dollars worth of fireworks went into the air over the Tucumcari Elks Lodge Sunday evening for 25 minutes and virtually everyone involved felt the money was well spent. “It went great!” said Doug Powers, one of the Elks Members on the fireworks firing line that set off the 450 pounds of […]

Post Office looking unsafe

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Post Master Robert Roark is quite emphatic about the idea that the Tucumcari Post Office is not the Biblical city of Jericho, and the walls won’t “come tumbling down….” He hopes. Roark said his battle with the last panel of the Post Office’s south wall has existed since he arrived in Tucumcari […]