Pool open for summer

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Pool opened June 2, and will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until school starts again in late August. Amber Martin, the head lifeguard at the pool, said the first week of the pool’s operation was especially busy. “It’s always busy the first week because […]

East Coast class on Route 66 arrives in city

TV Hagenah Often people come through Tucumcari because of an interest in Route 66, but 13 university students and two professors came to Tucumcari because of a class being offered by the two instructors in Connecticut on the “Mother Road”. It is the second year that the two Central Connecticut State University instructors have offered […]

Neighbors help San Jon family

William Thompson Around thirty San Jon residents came to the aid of Corky Howe and his family recently by holding an old-fashioned barn raising on the family’s property. Howe suffered four massive heart attacks in May of 2002 and was unable to complete construction of the barn that he had begun prior to the heart […]

Female officer returns from academy

William Thompson Patrolman Patricia Earle of the Tucumcari Police Department returned to active duty recently after a five-month stint at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe. Earle underwent mental and physical training in order to be certified as a police officer. She said it was a little difficult coming back to routine […]

Diabetes program offered

According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, there will be a special free diabetes program put on by her office in June. “On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes” will be June 16 at three different times. 10:30 a.m., noon and 3:30 p.m. “This is important information that every diabetic needs to […]

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 […]