Police vehicle hit

William Thompson It is perhaps a motorist’s worst nightmare to crash into a police vehicle. That nightmare came true for a 16-year-old girl Monday afternoon at the intersection of Washington and South Ninth Street. According to Sgt. Cleo Baker of New Mexico State Police, the girl was driving northbound on South Ninth Street when she […]

Where to vote in Tucumcari, Quay County

TV Hagenah On Election Day, polls close at 7 p.m. You can check your voter registration card for your polling location. Here are the Polling Locations for Quay County: Precinct 1 House Community/ Senior Center, 110 S. Apple Street, House. Precinct 2 Forrest Fire Dept., 209 State Highway 210, Forrest. Precinct 3 San Jon Community […]

Program seeks volunteers

William Thompson Susan Lease, project director for the Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, is looking for volunteers to serve on the program’s steering committee. Lease said the steering committee will work closely with her in the decision making process. “Although the steering committee members do not actually decide which programs will be […]

Mother Road Rally set for June 17

William Thompson Organizers are already busy planning for the second annual Mother Road Rally, set to take place at the Quay County Fairgrounds June 17-19. Lynn Hudson, committee chairperson for the Mother Road Rally board, said the board is meeting formally every other week. “Community members can contact one of the board members and ask […]

Police chief gives Halloween advice

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police chief Dennis Townsend said with Halloween parties and celebrations, trick or treating the weekend could promise to be dangerous and they should take certain precautions to keep people safe. “Everyone should remember to not drink and drive and parents should take extra care in preparing for trick or treating,” said Townsend. […]

Area resident receives Heritage Awardaward

Bill Parman of Nara Visa was named as this year’s recipient of the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award at the annual Nara Visa Gathering on Sept. 24-26. Each year an individual, family or ranch that exemplifies the “Spirit of the West” is chosen to receive the award. Parman was born in 1916 and raised on the […]

I-40 to Tucumcari to be improved

TV Hagenah On Wednesday, just 30 miles west of Tucumcari in Newkirk, a combination of state dignitaries, city and county officials, construction personnel and state maintenance personnel gathered to break ground on a project that will heavily affect Tucumcari and San Jon. The project that was about to begin was the reconstruction of Interstate 40 […]

Senator visits area

TV Hagenah New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Monday came to Quay County and kept busy going from one spot to another mostly in Tucumcari but also headed just south of San Jon to check out the progress of the county’s newest wind farm. The trip to the Quay County, site of the new wind […]

Questions remain in man’s death

William Thompson Juan Lucero, a 20-year-old cowboy from Logan, died on a ranch near Grady in February. New Mexico State Police officials said Lucero’s death is still under investigation. Lt. Nathan Wallace, of the New Mexico State Police, was reluctant to discuss the case but said state police investigators are awaiting lab results. “We are […]

Thermometer up for public to see

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari United Way has put their United Way Thermometer up at the base of the Tucumcari Lowe’s Grocery sign. According to local United Way president Doyle Frasier, the thermometer is a long-standing tradition in Tucumcari where people can check the progress of how fund raising is going for the Tucumcari United Way. […]