Tucumcari looks at races, casino

David Arkin Tucumcari could receive a huge economic boost if a plan to bring a race track and casino to the city moves forward. According to Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., officials are in the early planning stages of landing a race track and casino in the area. However, there are […]

‘Mother Road Rally’ revs up

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally will be roaring into town June 18 for a weekend of fun for everyone, according to rally organizers. Sherry Anaya, the woman who initiated the idea of a biker rally for Tucumcari, said local motels are already seeing advance reservations. “Local motels have told me they already have three-day […]

Albuquerque man injured at Ute Lake

TV Hagenah LOGAN – A boating accident at Ute Lake sent an Albuquerque man to the hospital with head and side injuries Sunday afternoon and left New Mexico State Park personnel investigating the specifics of the two-boat accident. Rangers said that at this time the details of the accident were still not clear, but it […]

Battle of Bands set

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is hosting a battle of the bands Saturday June 12 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Five bands are slated to perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said the event is designed to foster greater […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Barry named to Selective Service Board

Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, has been appointed to serve on the New Mexico Region 3 Selective Service Board which includes Quay and Union counties. The certificate of appointment was presented to Dr. Barry by the Selective Service Commander for the State of New Mexico, Detachment Commander Gabriel Romero. The Selective […]

Ute Lake draws visitors

Eric Butler Just a week ago, a middle-aged woman sat in a lawn chair — propped up on the shady side of her recreational vehicle — and read a book next to a quiet Ute Lake. Hers was among only six RVs in the lot. That serenity ended over the weekend. By Saturday, the place […]

Academic honors

Oklahoma Baptist University A former Logan High School student was informed recently that he would be the recipient of two endowed scholarships. Kyle Hurt a 2001 graduate of Logan High School and currently a student at Oklahoma Baptist University has received the $1,500 Eddie Hurt Scholarship which is an annual scholarship given by OBU. He […]

Fire restrictions established

William Thompson The New Mexico State Forestry Division has set new fire restrictions for forest lands and parks throughout New Mexico. According to Eugene Pino, Fire Management Officer for the Las Vegas District, the restrictions are in effect indefinitely. “The new restrictions will be in effect until we get precipitation or until we get even […]

Three travel to recital

Three piano students of Patricia Davidson traveled to Amarillo early in May to take part in the 34th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival. Performing in Amarillo at the festival May 8 were Ellen Bone, Matthew Trujillo and Jessyka Trujillo. Bone played Bagatelle by Tcherepnin and received an “Outstanding” rating. Matthew Trujillo played Spanish Nocturne by […]