Logan relaxes fire ban

Elaine Quarles At their regular meeting, July 13, the Village of Logan Council lifted the fire ban that became official June 1. According to the council, one reason for rescinding the ban was the recent rains, but there was another issue. “It was an enforcement nightmare,” said Larry Wallin, Village Administrator for Logan. Wallin said […]

Local blacksmith wins in Canada

William Thompson Local blacksmith and farrier artist Jim Keith finished eighth overall at the World Championship Blacksmith’s Competition in Calgary, Alberta recently. Keith and his helper, Mark Milster, also took top prize in the creative forging category at the international competition. Keith said the creative forging category was divided into two parts. “First of all […]

Petition seeks police chief’s removal

William Thompson George Aragon, who stood before city commissioners July 8 with complaints about the behavior of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend, is circulating a petition calling for the chief’s dismissal. Aragon alleges that Townsend spoke to him in a rude and obnoxious manner when Aragon asked Townsend for a copy of an officer’s radar […]

Rock ‘n Roll caps Route 66 Festival

TV Hagenah The 2004 edition of the Route 66 Festival is over and according to the president of the association, Johnnie Meier, things came off pretty well. “I was impressed with almost everything,” said Meier. “I think everyone had a good time. At least everyone I talked to did. And having a good time and […]

Logan school hires principal

Elaine Quarles The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline […]

Clovis firm lands Tucumcari school contract

William Thompson The Tucumcari Municpal School Board voted to award a hefty construction and renovation contract to Wilson and Wilson Co., a Clovis-based construction firm, Tuesday afternoon. William Reents, Phd., Superintendent of Tucumcari Municipal Schools, said the contract is for phase one of a three–phase renovation process, and the amount of the winning bid was […]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, […]

Local honored by firm

Brad L. Bryant of San Jon and a representative for Modern Woodman of America is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents to achieve membership in the “Million Dollar Round Table” this year. According to the Modern Woodman group, membership in the Million Dollar Round Table is one of the highest professional honors […]

Witcher chosen in special election

TV Hagenah A total of 91 votes were cast in the District 3 Special Election to choose the city commissioner to represent that district and not even the winner of the commission seat, Jim Witcher was happy about that part of his win. “First of all I am disappointed that with 650 people registered to […]

Grandson of area woman dies in Iraq

TV Hagenah A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of Charlotte Best, formerly […]