Governor visits city

TV Hagenah New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson came to Tucumcari Tuesday and a full house at the Tucumcari City Hall was pleased that he did. It was standing room only at city hall as Richardson greeted old acquaintances, gave a run-down on the recently finished Roundhouse accomplishments and then answered questions from the audience in […]

Work begins on bridge

TV Hagenah Tuesday, April 20 will see work officially beginning at the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 between Tucumcari and San Jon. According to New Mexico Department of Transportation Spokesperson Christina Romero, April 20 at 10 a.m. will be the day and time for the official ground-breaking ceremony which will inaugurate the beginning […]

Historical Institute meets at Elks

TV Hagenah Tucumcari will hold its annual Historical Research Institute Meeting and Banquet Monday, April 26 and the focus of the institute will not be Tucumcari but instead it will cast its eye on Nara Visa. The meeting and banquet will have as its featured speaker Travis Nelson who will speak on “Nara Visa — […]

Walking promoted in county

TV Hagenah According to Quay County Home Extension Agent Brenda Bishop, “Quay County on the Move” is a program involving lifting feet up and putting them down. It is about walking. The idea is that people challenge themselves and others to increase the number of steps they walk a day. This is done by wearing […]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either […]

U.S. Representative visits city

TV Hagenah United States Representative Tom Udall traveled to Tucumcari Monday and found a small group of people there to greet him. The 6 p.m. Town Hall meeting saw under 20 people gathered in the lobby of the Tucumcari Convention Center to visit with their U.S. Representative and hear his opinions on a variety of […]

House FFA wins two at State

The House FFA Chapter traveled to Las Cruces to participate in the State FFA Career Development Event Contests last week. Over 1450 FFA members from across the state competed in the 28 various contests that ranged from Agricultural Mechanics to Wool Analysis. The House FFA Chapter , under advisor Tony Johnson was, said Johnson, “very […]

NARFE convention off and running

TV Hagenah The New Mexico Federation of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold their 43 annual convention in Tucumcari April 15-17. State Federation President Jerry Makowsksi of Roswell reported that roughly 180 members from 20 chapters throughout the state were expected to attend the convention in Tucumcari. According to Makowsksi, one of […]

Local man sentenced to 36 years

William Thompson A Tucumcari man last week was sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal sexual acts involving a juvenile female. Richard Taylor entered an Alford plea in 10th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. An Alford plea enables the defendant to maintain innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. Donald Schutte, Quay County’s […]

Education secretary visits area

William Thompson Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, concluded a whirlwind visit of Quay County Schools Thursday. Garcia visited Logan, San Jon and House schools all within a 24-hour period. Additionally, Garcia met for two hours with Tucumcari’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Reents, Wednesday evening. Reents said he discussed President Bush’s […]