Special election Tuesday

A special election for the District 3 city commissioner will be held Tuesday, July 13. The election will have three individuals — James Witcher, Ron Wilmot, and Paula Chacon — vying for the commission seat left vacant with the death of Mayor Calvin Litchfield during the winter. The July 13 election date was the first […]

Officials give grant for Five-Mile Park

TV Hagenah Friday, two members of the National Park Service and one of the Historic Preservation Division of the State of New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs came to Tucumcari to announce that they had not forgotten about Tucumcari’s Five-Mile Park and were remembering it with a $10,000 grant. “We care about this,” said National […]

Boxcar crowned ‘Queen’

Winnie Hagenah Ruby Ann Boxcar was crowned Queen of the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival Friday evening, July 9, at the Tucumcari Convention Center in front of a crowd of nearly 200 people. Queen Ruby Ann presented copies of her five books as door prizes along with hugs for the ladies and kisses for all the […]

Horses ride again at local lounge

William Thompson Around 50 locals and tourists watched horses ride through the interior of Trails West Lounge on East Tucumcari Boulevard Thursday evening as part of the kickoff of the Route 66 Festival this weekend. The third annual ‘Trail Ride’ Thursday evening was part of an attempt to revive an old New Mexico tradition in […]

Artists complete mural

William Thompson Doug and Sharon Quarles have become popular with locals and tourists alike over the past two months for the large mural they have been painting on the side of Lowe’s Grocery Store. Doug Quarles said he expects the mural to be completed today or tomorrow. His wife Sharon expects a small ceremony to […]

Conchas gets new acting super

William Thompson Paul Fishell, the Park Manager of Conchas Lake State park for the past three years, became the acting superintendent of the park on Thursday, July 8. Byron Wilson, the former superintendent, left to become the superintendent of the recently opened Eagle Nest State Park. Fishell said he is glad to be acting superintendent […]

Art camp to begin again

TV Hagenah Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles announced last week that because of the success of their recent art camp, they would be holding another one later this month. The two Tucumcari artist said they were a bit unsure if they would do more than one at the beginning of the summer but because of […]

Camp meeting set to start

A Cowboy Camp Meeting will take place at the Bell Ranch in Mosquero Canyon on July 17 and 18. According to Donna Hazen of Mosquero the two days will be full of activities. “There will be Cowboy music and ground ropings, games for all ages, and horseshoe contests,” said Hazen. Games will take place Saturday […]

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 […]