Camp ‘Billy Joe’ available to locals

The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management, Five-State Range and Wildlife Academy is seeking high school students to participate in the Black Mesa Ecological Academy. The Academy will be June 20 to June 25 at Camp “Billy Joe” and Black Mesa State Park near Kenton, Okla. The academy will be a cooperative […]

Volunteers help clean Tucumcari

TV Hagenah A record number of people ranging in age from 10 to 89 turned out to help beautify Tucumcari Saturday morning as the Chamber of Commerce and a number of other groups sponsored its annual Keep Tucumcari Beautiful campaign by picking up trash in the city. The campaign was part of the nation-wide campaign […]

Youth learn about agriculture

TV Hagenah Fourth graders from Tucumcari, Logan and House learned about agriculture Tuesday at a special program put on by the extension services of New Mexico and Texas, and by Mesalands Community College. The program called “Kids ‘n’ Cows” came to Tucumcari and was housed in the MCC Ag Sciences building and corrals and it […]

Residents enjoy free landfill week

William Thompson A number of Tucumcari residents are taking advantage of the free dumping allowed by city government at the Tucumcari landfill just north of town. The free dumping remains in effect through May 1. City employee Louis Molinas, who works at the landfill, said he was seeing more people than usual out at the […]

Cook-off serves up good grub

William Thompson Around 250 people turned out at Ute Lake Saturday to sample homemade fixings cooked in late 1800’s- style cookware over wood coals. The Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce held the chuck wagon cook-off to raise funds for chamber activities. Members of the American Chuck Wagon Association, based near Amarillo, provided the meals. There […]

Husband increases reward

TV Hagenah Local rancher James Vance, whose wife was killed on Jan. 20, said he and several friends have raised their reward for information on the killing to $2,000. The $2,000 is in addition to the $1,000 currently being offered by area Crime Stoppers, “for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) […]

New Mexico Arts to meet at Holidady Inn

New Mexico Arts, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will be holding a public input session Monday, May 3 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to representatives of New Mexico Arts, the purpose of the session is to gather public input about, “the needs of New Mexico […]

Local doctor helps in Afghanistan

William Thompson Dr. James Saltz, a long-time Tucumcari physician, has helped set up schools and medical clinics in Afghanistan, and is planning to return to Afghanistan this July to offer more assistance during a month-long stay. Saltz said he and his wife got involved with a Filipino humanitarian group that oversees programs designed to curb […]

Activities fight against drinking and driving

TV Hagenah With prom on their horizons (today) and with after-prom parties also an interest, Thursday, students at Tucumcari High School had something else to think about. Because the DWI program in Tucumcari staged, with the help of city emergency personnel, a mock-fatal crash to instill a sense of sober reality into the minds of […]

Lot of property faces assessor

TV Hagenah The Quay County Assessor’s Office has, under a mandate by the State of New Mexico one year to evaluate the value of 5,500 pieces of property in the county. The mandate means allowing for holidays, the Quay County Assessor will have to average examining, measuring and evaluating 21 pieces of property every day. […]