Teachers return to school as students

TV Hagenah Elementary school teachers became students for two days this week as they went back into the classroom Monday and Tuesday not to serve as the mentor, but instead as the mentored. The reason that the desks were turned on the 33 Tucumcari Elementary School teachers was that a new math program is being […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]

Pipeline faces New Mexico legislators

Darrell Todd Maurina Area officials told an interim committee of the state legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water Pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water System are now estimated at 310.2 million, according to estimates […]

Mesalands receives special science gifts

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum has received a donated collection of assorted fossils, coprolites (dinosaur feces), gastrolites, bone pieces, and meteorites from Amarillo resident, V. J. “Jim” Jordan. Over 63 samples plus several old photos, documents of authenticity, and reference books were donated to the College for exhibition and instructional purposes. Jordan has […]

Summer reading program goes well

TV Hagenah Few things are more natural during a long summer day than settling in with a good book and the Tucumcari library’s system Readiscover New Mexico helped over 200 young people in Tucumcari do just that. The program under the direction of librarian Dainetta Kroeker ended Thursday with a final entertainer, Sid Hausmon from […]

Bookmobile cruises Eastern New Mexico

William Thompson Reyes Gonzales and A.J. Smith, workers on the New Mexico State Library’s Bookmobile for rural eastern New Mexico, drove the 40-foot long bookmobile into Logan recently for its monthly visit. Earlier in the day they made stops in Amistad and Nara Visa offering free books to patrons. Gonzales said the bookmobile carries around […]

Rattler Reunion drawing near

TV Hagenah Neon, that electrifiable gas that has become a symbol of Route 66 has also become the theme of the 2004 Rattler Reunion, “Neon Nights.” In fact, the 2004 Rattler Reunion is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5, 6, and 7 and according to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, who is, along with Quay […]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]

Agriculture welcomes summer rains

William Thompson The recent steady rainfall in the Tucumcari area which began late Friday evening and lasted until Saturday afternoon, was welcomed by Quay County farmers and ranchers. Although some parts of the county received more rain than others, the rain was steady in and around Tucumcari. Leonard Lariault, an agronomist for the NMSU Agriculture […]

Chamber gets new officers

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce recently chose new officers. Chosen to take over the direction of the Chamber were Will Cantrell, of the First National Bank of New Mexico as president, Paula Chacon of DCC Interiors and Daniel Construction as first Vice President and Debbie Lafferty of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital […]