Ute pipeline backers head to Washington

David Arkin and TV Hagenah Lawmakers in the nation’s capital on Wednesday got the ball rolling for a project that some believe could be the answer to Eastern New Mexico’s water needs. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., introduced the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Act of 2004 on Wednesday to Congress, which would allow […]

San Jon chief keeps busy

William Thompson Ben Gates is not only the Chief of Police for San Jon, he is also that city’s entire police force. Chief Gates said sometimes life as a small town police officer is very slow and sometimes it is quite hectic. “Sometimes it seems that one police officer is one too many for this […]

Foster parents sought

TV Hagenah The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is looking for more foster parents in Quay County said Placement Worker Cecelia Bernal and Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiter Renee Fitts. “We need parents who are willing to do this in Quay County,” said Fitts. “We need at least two families who […]

Bank donates check

According to Mesalands Community College President, Phillip O. Barry, the Mesalands Community College Foundation has received a donation of “over $10,000” from the Tucumcari branch of First National Bank of New Mexico. Barry said the gift is part of a pledge made to the community college five years earlier by the bank that it would […]

VFW to dispose of American flags

Members of the Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a disposal ceremony for American Flags on Monday, June 14, Flag Day. The veterans organization will be disposing of the flags in accordance with tradition and United States federal law. For that reason the members of the VFW urge area residents with tattered, torn […]

San Jon hires new superintendent

William Thompson Joel Henry, Superintendent of San Jon Schools, has resigned. San Jon’s Principal Al McMillian has retired, and a new school superintendent has already been hired. Henry announced his decision to resign at a recent school board meeting. Henry was paid a salary of $68,000 per year. He served just one year as superintendent. […]

Man walking to Canada

William Thompson Gus Foster, 62, arrived in Tucumcari Thursday after walking from Ciudad Juarez, just across the international border with Mexico. Foster is on his way to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. “I deliberately chose the most diagonal route from the Texas-Mexico border to Canada,” said Foster. “I’m originally from Wisconsin, so I thought […]

Young artists finish week of art school in city

TV Hagenah In metropolitan areas, young people may go off to dance camp or music camp or art camp so they can be exposed to cultural experiences that they may not otherwise have in their day-to-day lives. Tucumcari got a bit closer to that concept as the first class of Doug and Sharon Quarles’ Art […]

‘Bread Lady’ cooks Saturday

Mary Jane Edaakie from the Isleta Pueblo will be in Tucumcari today (Saturday) at the Historical Museum demonstrating and selling a variety of Native American pastries and breads. The demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will run through 4 p.m. just outside the entrance of the museum building on Adams Street. Edaakie only comes to […]

Freak accident hospitalizes Logan man

William Thompson A Logan man is in the hospital because of a freak accident in Logan Sunday morning. Sunday morning around 11 a.m. Bert Higgins was trying to start his tractor on his property in the 300 block of 19th Street in Logan. According to Bob Gore, First Officer in Charge of the Logan Police […]