Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass […]

Quay County GOP go to convention

Three Republicans representing Quay County traveled to Albuquerque over the weekend to the quadrennial Republican State Convention. Attending the convention were County Party Chairperson Travis Nelson, and Quay County Representatives Jimmy Pierce and Betty Ditto. Nelson said that a number of other area Republicans were present including: New Mexico State Agriculture Secretary from Quay County […]

Kryptic wins battle of bands

A band called “Kryptic” won the $200 top prize at last weekend’s Battle of the Bands held at Tucumcari Convention Center. Kryptic’s members have New Mexico State University and Tucumcari connections. The second place prize went to Eternal Funk, a band with Levelland College and Tucucmari connections and third prize went to Shana and the […]

Quay County bans fires, fireworks

TV Hagenah The Quay County Commissioners passed a proclamation Monday banning fireworks, weed burning and campfires throughout the county until further notice.. “It is sad we have to do this,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling, “but the fire danger is just so high that it is unavoidable.” Lewalling pointed to the danger of brush […]

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 […]