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 […]

‘Jackpot’ shows recognize locals

TV Hagenah Lambs and hogs were in the center ring at the Quay County Fair Grounds this week as two different hog and lamb jackpots were held there Saturday. In the morning at the fairgrounds, the Blue Ribbon Classic Sheep and Hog Show was held and in the afternoon, the New Mexico Classic Sheep and […]

Programs begin at Conchas Lake

TV Hagenah On Saturday evening a small group of people gathered near the Conchas Lake Marina for a Native American musical interlude from fishing and cruising the lake with power boats. George Tyler of Las Vegas also known by his Native American name “Dear Tracks” performed for an hour on his speciality, the Native American […]

Program helps local boys

TV Hagenah Improving all of the playgrounds in Tucumcari is important to the city said Tucumcari City Administrator Clara Rey for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the young people are the citizens of tomorrow, but for the four young men doing many of the improvements, it has some special […]

Ex-DA honored

TV Hagenah Former Tucumcari area District Attorney Victor C. Breen was chosen by the National District Attorneys Association Executive Committee as one of the five individuals’ names to be placed on the Prosecutors Memorial at the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. The memorial honors prosecutors killed in the line of duty. […]

Children go to drive-in from pool

William Thompson According to workers at Tucumcari Municipal Pool, young children unaccompanied by adults, are walking to the Sonic restaurant or other nearby establishments during the daily 3 p.m. break time at the pool. Sonic is a full two blocks away from the city’s pool. Amber Martin, head lifeguard at the pool, noted that this […]

Safety always concern at Ute Lake

Ryan Lengerich When it comes to safety at Ute Lake in Logan, Park Manager Rodney Paris said flooding the water and banks with security personnel is the best way to prevent problems. “We try to use visibility as a deterrent, whether it is boat patrol or land patrol,” Paris said. The Ute Lake staff consists […]