Bookmobile cruises Eastern New Mexico

William Thompson Reyes Gonzales and A.J. Smith, workers on the New Mexico State Library’s Bookmobile for rural eastern New Mexico, drove the 40-foot long bookmobile into Logan recently for its monthly visit. Earlier in the day they made stops in Amistad and Nara Visa offering free books to patrons. Gonzales said the bookmobile carries around […]

Rattler Reunion drawing near

TV Hagenah Neon, that electrifiable gas that has become a symbol of Route 66 has also become the theme of the 2004 Rattler Reunion, “Neon Nights.” In fact, the 2004 Rattler Reunion is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5, 6, and 7 and according to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, who is, along with Quay […]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]

Agriculture welcomes summer rains

William Thompson The recent steady rainfall in the Tucumcari area which began late Friday evening and lasted until Saturday afternoon, was welcomed by Quay County farmers and ranchers. Although some parts of the county received more rain than others, the rain was steady in and around Tucumcari. Leonard Lariault, an agronomist for the NMSU Agriculture […]

Chamber gets new officers

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce recently chose new officers. Chosen to take over the direction of the Chamber were Will Cantrell, of the First National Bank of New Mexico as president, Paula Chacon of DCC Interiors and Daniel Construction as first Vice President and Debbie Lafferty of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital […]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment […]

Construction to begin on 1-40

Fisher Sand and Gravel of Albuquerque is the low bidder for the reconstruction of I-40 between Newkirk and Tucumcari, according to New Mexico Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught. Construction will begin after the Department of Transportation finalizes the contract and completes a two month review process. This project is one of more than 40 transportation and […]

Water rates hiked

William Thompson Marty Garcia, Assistant City Manager said Tucumcari city management recently decided to raise water rates for residential and commercial customers both within and outside city limits. Average water bills for residential customers may be as much as $17 higher with next month’s bill. Garcia said city revenues have fallen short of expectations. “Raising […]

City gets new mayor

TV Hagenah As of Thursday night Tucumcari has a new Mayor. City Commissioner. Mary Mayfield became the first woman in Tucumcari’s history to become mayor. “I feel very honored,” said Mayfield who was elected to the post in a 3-2 vote. “I will try to do a good job and continue on a level that […]

13 speak out about city police

TV Hagenah The largest crowd in most people’s memories to attend a Tucumcari City Commission meeting gathered at city hall Thursday evening to air their opinions about the Tucumcari City Police Force and in relation to that, its chief, Dennis Townsend. As over 75 people crowded into the commission chambers, they heard more than a […]