Election – Hodge seeks commission seat

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “What makes Quay County unique is its cultural diversity and its location just off Interstate-40.” 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? “Quay County should be the gateway to our wonderful State of New Mexico. A […]

Ex-jailer faces June jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Detention Center employee charged with criminal sexual acts involving minors, is scheduled to appear before a jury in Tenth Judicial District Court June 22. Gonzales was indicted by a grand jury on Feb. 10 on two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of […]

GOP members dine, meet candidates

TV Hagenah Nearly 50 people gathered at the GOP “Meet the Candidates Bean Feed” Saturday evening at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Candidates as diverse as those seeking Quay County Commissioner seats all the way up to those seeking state representative and state senate seats were present and asked to speak. Each candidate present, whether Republican […]

Seventh grader recognized for essay

Tucumcari seventh grader Desirae Evans was honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution for her state winning essay, “The Louisiana Purchase; Thomas Jefferson’s Presidential Legacy.” Evans was accompanied by her grandmother , Wanda Evans when she attended the 84th State Daughters of the American Revolution Conference in Carlsbad where she read her essay at […]

Historical Institute to see rare zebra

TV Hagenah The President of the Tucumcari Historical Institute, Duane Moore announced earlier this week that the institute will be traveling to the New Mexico Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Friday, June 11. “In the past we have traveled there on Saturday, but the ranch has changed its policy and they no […]

Domestic violence rises

William Thompson Local police and court officials are dealing with a number of domestic violence cases on a daily basis. According to the 2004 Tucumcari Police incident log, police officers have already responded to nearly 80 domestic disputes this year. Tucumcari police officer Darrick Shaw said he has had to help a number of victims […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]

Group protests firing

TV Hagenah It was an unlikely group of activists that gathered on the edge of the Mountain View Apartment parking lot. Few of the group were younger than 60 years old and canes, walkers and even a wheelchair were clearly necessary modes of transportation. Yet that did not stop the passion of the group that […]

Tucumcari loses power

William Thompson Strong, gusty winds caused a major power outage Wednesday evening from around 5:30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. The power went out for most of the eastern half of Tucumcari east of First Street and north to Main Street. Tucumcari’s Fire Chief, Mike Cherry, said the winds reached speeds in excess of 50 […]

Candidates square off for state senate – Frost

David Arkin A lifelong San Jon rancher seeking a seat in the state Senate has some definite ideas on how to improve New Mexico’s educational system. Democrat Bob Frost, 61, is facing Fred Sparks, D-Raton, in the June 1 primary for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, currently holds the […]