Turn of card decides election

TV Hagenah “When I saw that I turned over a nine I thought that I had lost,” said Christopher Maestas who was drawing cards against incumbent Jimmy Sandoval to see who would become Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. “Then I saw that he had turned over a two.” The entire experience of choosing a city commissioner […]

Mesalands gets help from Legislature

David Arkin Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry said he learned something during the 30-day Legislative session that wrapped up last week — being in Santa Fe is important. Barry, who spent a fair amount of time lobbying for the college during the 30-day session, said his work up north paid off. “For us, the […]

Tucumcari plan appears “hit”

William Thompson Doug Powers, Community Development Director, said the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan for Tucumcari is a hit with city government employees. “Everybody here is behind this plan one hundred per cent,” said Powers. “It offers a very positive outlook for Tucumcari, plus it is easy to read. City employees should enjoy perusing this plan.” […]

Cowboy dies near Grady

Juan Lucero, 20, a Logan resident, died Thursday from injuries suffered during a horseback riding accident on a ranch 12 miles west of Grady. According to Joe Schallert, Chief Deputy Sheriff of Quay County, Lucero and another cowboy were gathering cattle on the ranch when the accident occurred. “Mr. Lucero and another cowboy were gathering […]

Girl Scouts hold tea

Girl Scout Neighborhood 55 took part in a “Tasting Tea” which was held Saturday, Feb. 21. According to Neighbood Chair Donna Lauriault, a Tasting Tea is an annual event where the girls of the Girl Scouts learn about different countries or areas of the world. Lauriault said this year the girls and leaders had a […]

Anti-bullying guidelines released in area

William Thompson The University of Colorado Anti-Bullying Project released information recently for parents and teachers designed to help them recognize bullying behavior in students and Tucumcari educators are taking note. According to the report, warning signs that a child may be suffering the effects of bullying include poor attendance, loss of appetite and poor sleeping […]

Tucumcari election Tuesday

TV Hagenah There are two contested elections in Tucumcari’s city election Tuesday, March 2. In District 1, incumbent Antonio J. Apodaca will be facing Ralph Moya. In District 2 Incumbent Jimmy Sandoval will be facing Christopher Maestas. District 3 has no contested races. Incumbent Mayor Calvin Litchfield was running unopposed but died last week. So […]

Art contest set

Rep. Udall seeks art contest entries U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Third Congressional District high school students to submit entries for the annual Congressional Arts Competition. The Third Congressional District includes Tucumcari and Quay County. The winning entry from New Mexico will be displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. beginning in June. […]

Snow buffets area

TV Hagenah A heavy dose of snow hit the Quay County area on Tuesday prompting both school and road closures in addition to contributing to a number of weather related vehicle accidents both in town and on roads and highway throughout the area. The National Weather Service said Tucumcari was hit by approximately six inches […]

Tucumcari to get over $1 million

David Arkin Thanks to lawmakers’ support, Tucumcar officials are hopeful they will be able to address a variety of water-related needs in the city. Through the capital outlay bill, which is sitting on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, the city would get $570,000 for water improvements. The city and Quay County together are expected to receive […]