Generations join for Easter

TV Hagenah Easter came a bit early for the residents of the Quail Ridge Assisted Living Center. In fact it came four days early as sixth-grade students from Tucumcari Middle School traveled to the center to visit the residents there. 20 students left their school early to get a chance to get to the assisted […]

Officers honored

Recently area law enforcement personnel were honored by the DWI organization with their Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. The organization honored 20 officers from the New Mexico State Police, the Tucumcari Police Department and the Logan Police Force.and the Motor transportation division. New Mexico State Police receiving certificates of appreciation for DWI included – Paul Bell, […]

Shrimp boil raises $11,400

Preliminary numbers show the net proceeds for the Fifth Annual Mesalands Community College Shrimp Boil Scholarship Fundraiser to be about $11,400, a 7% increase over last year’s event. A popular part of the event is the raffle of a chance for a cruise to Burmuda. This year the raffle and the auction of a king […]

FFA team does well at state

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter had six teams finishing in the top seven during the state championship held in Las Cruces last week. The four-member Floriculture team won the state championship and will compete in national competition in Louisville. Ky. next October. Alisha Craine, a member of the championship Floriculture […]

Circus offers fun for all

William Thompson Nearly 300 Tucumcari area residents enjoyed an evening performance of the circus Wednesday at the fairgrounds. The Culpepper-Merriwether Combined Circus had all the trappings one would expect from a traveling circus. Two male clowns, Doodles and Melvino, strolled about the circus grounds prior to the show, playing tricks and making children and parents […]

Students plant trees to help landscape

TV Hagenah Throughout the day Thursday, Tucumcari Elementary School students filed out of their school and into the “Outdoor Classroom” just north of the elementary school to plant trees to help landscape the classroom. The children were divided up into small groups under the immediate supervision of a high school National Honor Society member and […]

Good attendance honored

Elementary releases perfect attendance lists Tucumcari Elementary School recently released its third term perfect attendance lists for preschool through second grade. Preschool students with perfect attendance were Dominic Blea, Shiv Bhakta, Shant Bhakta, Hayden Modisette, Kyle lopez, Michael Christian and Jessyka Welshenbaugh. Kindergarten students with perfect attendance were Brandi Kingston, Richard Aragon, Stephen Leyva, Travis […]

Clovis mayor says Tucumcari greedy

Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said in a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday evening. Landsford said Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their share […]

Quay School project has problems

TV Hagenah When the community of Quay deeded the old Quay School, 15 miles south of Tucumcari, over to the county, they figured it would be to get grants for needed repairs of the building so it could continue to be used as a community center as it has for a number of years. Little […]

Arts Festival begins Thursday

William Thompson The second annual Tucumcari Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with nearly forty artists participating. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said this year’s festival will emphasize quality over quantity. “There will be a higher quality of art for sale this year,” said […]