Local doctor helps in Afghanistan

William Thompson Dr. James Saltz, a long-time Tucumcari physician, has helped set up schools and medical clinics in Afghanistan, and is planning to return to Afghanistan this July to offer more assistance during a month-long stay. Saltz said he and his wife got involved with a Filipino humanitarian group that oversees programs designed to curb […]

Activities fight against drinking and driving

TV Hagenah With prom on their horizons (today) and with after-prom parties also an interest, Thursday, students at Tucumcari High School had something else to think about. Because the DWI program in Tucumcari staged, with the help of city emergency personnel, a mock-fatal crash to instill a sense of sober reality into the minds of […]

Lot of property faces assessor

TV Hagenah The Quay County Assessor’s Office has, under a mandate by the State of New Mexico one year to evaluate the value of 5,500 pieces of property in the county. The mandate means allowing for holidays, the Quay County Assessor will have to average examining, measuring and evaluating 21 pieces of property every day. […]

Tucumcari seniors receive recognition

William Thompson Tucumcari High School seniors, Jamie Pender and Nicole Crocker, recently received recognition from the New Mexico Department of Education for getting high scores on their ACT, a national college admissions exam, and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better at the same time. The two students received letters of recognition from the […]

Group sponsors forestry campers

TV Hagenah The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced recently that they once again will be sponsoring youths to the annual New Mexico Forestry Camp. According to Evelyn Massey of the CRSWCD, the New Mexico Forestry Camp is a five-day workshop for New Mexico’s youth to learn how to use, care for, and […]

Educators hold raffle

William Thompson The Tucumcari Education Association is raffling a painting by local artist Doug Quarles. The painting, a depiction of mallards in flight, is being raffled to raise money for a scholarship that will be disbursed to persons studying to become teachers. The raffle is the primary means used to fund the scholarship. The painting […]

Udal aide visits city

A staff member for U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. will hold office hours in Tucumcari Tuesday, April 27 at the Tucumcari City Hall. According to spokesmen from the representatives office, Udall staffer Robert Vasquez will be available to meet with area residents from 11 a.m. – noon. Vasquez said he will meet on any subject, […]

Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of […]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because […]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for […]