Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Rabies clinic set to start

TV Hagenah According to Mike Martinez, Animal Control Supervisor for the Tucumcari Police Department, it is time once again for the annual Quay County Rabies Clinics and he expects a good number of the pet population of Quay County to be there for a number of reasons. “Well,” said Martinez, “it’s important that it gets […]

Water key to city’s future

Jack King Some communities in the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, most notably Tucumcar and Clovis, are gambling on growth to pay for their share of the Ute Water Pipeline, according to a study by a consultant to the project. The consultant, Jason Bass, an economist with Dornbusch Associates of Tucson, Ariz., said last […]

Gas moves above $2

William Thompson Travelers to Tucumcari are paying higher prices at local gas stations, and with the possibility that prices will go even higher, some travelers said they will change their summer plans. According to Virginia Wright of the Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari is a “tourist market”, and the high gasoline prices could hurt Tucumcari’s tourism […]

Library gets funding

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Public Library will be receiving over $11,000 in telecommunication discounts to help with the communication administration of their library. The library received the funds under the E-rate program set up by the federal government to help ensure technology for schools and libraries. The funds will pay for the Internet access fees […]

Mom reflects on special day

William Thompson Female residents of Quail Ridge Senior Special Care Center have been receiving flowers and visits from their children this Mother’s Day weekend. A.J. Williams, the supervising care giver at Quail Ridge, said many of the 13 mothers who live at Quail Ridge go out to eat with their children in remembrance of Mother’s […]

Area students shine at FCCLA contests

William Thompson Three Tucumcari High School students did well in the Family Career Community Leaders of America competition in Albuquerque recently, and three students from House School will go on to compete in national competition in Chicago. Teresa Araiz, of Tucumcari, won top prize in the cake decorating competition, but students in that category do […]

Festivities set for Glenrio

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism will hold a day of festivities at the Glenrio Visitor Information Center off Interstate 40, exit 373, 42 miles east of Tucumcari on May 14. Representatives from area parks and businesses will be on hand with free brochures and information. Also free food such as chips and […]

Candidate announces for Quay County Commission

Bill Curry, a life-long resident of Quay County and a graduate of Tucumcari High School announced his candidacy for Quay County Commission, District 2 recently. Curry was raised on the Curry Ranch west of Tucumcari near Palomas. His work experience in Quay County includes eight years as the city engineer for the City of Tucumcari, […]

Seven area students to graduate from ENMU

PORTALES – Seven students from the Tucumcari area are graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring. The students looking to graduation at ENMU are: Blanca Esthela Banuelas master of education in education; Heather Kristen Buxton, bachelor of science in psychology; Kaylene M. Davis, master of education in education; Brad Stuart Hodges, bachelor of […]