ELERCD sets meetings

El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development will be holding their annual meeting soon, and according to Robert Abercrombie of the Logan area, they are going all out. Abercrombie said the event will be held at the Waggoner Mansion at the Bell Ranch on June 24 at 10 a.m. He said that lunch will be […]

Support, opposition arise for track

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick has high hopes for a horse-racing track/casino coming to Tucumcari, but others in the state have their doubts of its viability or are in direct opposition to the move. “This is looking very good,” said Kendrick last week about the possibility of a horse-racing track coming to […]

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 […]