Election – Ron Wilmot

Name: Ron Wilmot Age: 53 Profession: Tucumcari Convention Center Director 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “Tucumcari has a small town atmosphere with a small town quality of life,” spouts our Economic Development Corporation website. Tucumcari may be where the legends began, but it is time to leave the past and […]

Chamber Rodeo set for June 25, 26

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Annual Rodeo is set to go said Virginia Wright and according to her and others involved with putting on the event everything is looking pretty good for another good year. According to First National Bank vice president Will Cantrell, one of the driving forces behind the […]

Campers dig digging dinosaurs

TV Hagenah Why would a young person take a class in the summer after nine months of slaving away in the classroom? The answer is simple according to Mariah Logston, who is taking Dino Digging from Mesalands Community College. “It’s fun.” In fact that is what all her 10 classmates say about the summer mini-camp […]

Liquor given to minors equals felony

William Thompson Effective July 1, selling or giving alcoholic beverage to minors will become a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. Additionally, anyone charged with selling or giving alcohol to minors can also be charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”, another fourth degree felony. The maximum penalty for a fourth degree felony […]

Logan seeks new principal

William Thomposn Logan Public Schools are in the process of searching for a new principal and a girls’ basketball coach. Carolyn Franklin, Superintendent of Logan Public Schools , said Principal Tommy Thompson has resigned in order to take a teaching position at San Jon Schools and Bridget Rey, the girls’ basketball coach, has moved to […]

VFW offers free meals

William Thompson The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528, located at 106 East Main Street will be serving free breakfast and dinner today and tomorrow in support of the Mother Road Rally. Mucio Lopez, quartermaster of the VFW Post, said that many VFW members and their families have donated time and money. ‘We’ve got a […]

Gates open for ‘Rally’

William Thompson The gates to the Quay County Fairgrounds were officially opened at 9 a.m yesterday morning to visitors coming to the Mother Road Rally. The vendors were putting the finishing touches on their booths in preparation for what they hoped will be a huge weekend-long event. Ron Humphrey and his wife, Patsi, sold a […]

Local airshow wins N.M. honor

TV Hagenah Once again the Tucumcari Airshow was named the Airshow/Event of the Year by the New Mexico Municipal League earlier this week. According to Roger Makin, communications coordinator of the New Mexico Municipal League the Tucumcari Airshow won the honor “based on community involvement, variety of activities, public notice and management efficiency.” Makin said […]

Reading program begins

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Summer Reading program, Readiscover New Mexico, will begin June 21 at Tucumcari Public Library on Second Street, and according to Assistant Librarian Dainetta Kroeker, it promises to be a fun time for the young people taking part in it. “We’re going to have a number of different activities aimed specifically at children,” […]

San Jon Schools gets new super

TV Hagenah As of 7 p.m. Monday, the San Jon School District has a new administrator . Chosen to replace the exiting principal and superintendent of schools at San Jon was New Mexico native, Craig Stockton. “I’m really excited about having Mr. Stockton on board,” said San Jon Board of Education member Art White. “I’ve […]