Cadidates square off for state senate – Sparks

David Arkin A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is gearing up for […]

Artists start class for youths

TV Hagenah If Doug Quarles has his way, in about a month, the Tucumcari area will be overrun with young artists. That is why the area painter and muralist is, with his artist wife Sharon Watson, scheduling art classes at their studio-home west of the city during the early summer. “There are some very talented […]

Salt cedar to face aerial attack

TV Hagenah There is an invader in the area and a handful of area residents are taking it on. They will begin with an aerial assault and finish going hand to hand with the invader on the ground. The Invader is the Salt Cedar shrub also known as tamarisx and the battle is between the […]

Graduates to enjoy Elks’ all nighter

William Thompson On May 28 the Tucumcari High School class of 2004 will hold its graduation ceremony and afterwards, nearly fifty seniors will attend an all-night party at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. The party will run from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the Elks Lodge will serve the seniors a hearty […]

TMS excels at FCCLA state

Tucumcari Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter participated in state competition April 29-May 1 in Albuquerque. A number of local students took honors at the competition. In addition to the competition prizes, one student, eighth grader Maria Garcia, was installed as a state officer and will represent New Mexico on the […]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass […]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read […]

ENMU prof to speak at House ceremony

Nine House High School seniors will be officially graduating Friday at 7 p.m. A noted professor and TV, radio announcer, Donald “Doc” Elder will deliver a motivational speech to the graduating seniors. Renee Carter, senior class sponsor, said Elder was invited because all the students are familiar with his radio broadcasts. “Doc Elder announces games […]

Schools focus on renovations

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Schools will be spending nearly 2.5 million dollars on a number of construction and renovation projects over the next year and a half. The bulk of the funding will come from the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to Tucumcari Superintendent of Schools William Reents, Phd., said […]

Author signs ‘Byways’ article

TV Hagenah Pretty much a Who’s Who of Tucumcari gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday evening to greet the author of an article of in New Mexico Magazine. The crowd was there because much of the article is centered in the Quay County area. New Mexico author and state employee Laurie Evans autographed copies […]