THS teachers get turkey early

TV Hagenah It was a week early, but teachers at Tucumcari High School got a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings which they said was “as good as it gets.” The dinner which was prepared by the high school’s culinary arts students under the supervision of their teacher Gail Balzano was served to […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]

Logan gets out of Ute Pipeline

Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project which according to most involved, is a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet […]

Case goes to jury

William Thompson Tenth Judicial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell told jurors in the Kyle Evetts case to come back to Quay County Courthouse Monday at 9 a.m. to continue deliberation. Jurors began deliberation around 5 p.m. Friday. At 9 p.m. Friday the judge decided to give the jurors the weekend off. Evetts, a local farmer […]

City looks for new police chief

William Thompson In the wake of Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend’s resignation, City Manager Richard Primrose is faced with the task of hiring a new police chief. Primrose said there is no deadline. “I am currently working on compiling a list of required qualifications for the position, and I am utilizing various tools,” said Primrose. […]

Technology examined

TV Hagenah Middle school youths are discovering just how much weight a structure under a foot tall made of 1/8 inch balsa wood can hold and most are surprised that it can hold well over 200 pounds if it is built correctly. The two classes of technology education students at Tucumcari Middle School are discovering […]

Mesalands gets new small business head

TV Hagenah The new director of the Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center, David Buchen, is, according to Mesalands Public Information Officer John Yearout, in place and already looking for ways to improve the business community of Tucumcari and surrounding areas. Buchen, on his part, said he has already started making contacts in the […]

New rules proposed for NM well drilling

William Thompson The Office of the State Engineer has made available on its web site eight pages of proposed well drilling rules. The proposed rules pertain to licensing of well drillers and specifications for wells throughout New Mexico. In a press release the state engineer’s office said a public hearing on the proposed rules will […]

Family academy deals with school bullies

Every school has them. Students who want to establish themselves as the “boss” over everyone else on the playground. They are called bullies and they can present problems for the school’s administrators, teachers and the other students. Mesalands Community College’s Success Center recently held an evening workshop entitled “Bullying in School” with David Crane as […]

Man dies in collission

A truck driver died on I-40 near San Jon Saturday evening. Verlin D. Kenagy was traveling behind another tractor trailer in the westbound lanes at the 350 mile marker when his truck struck a trailer from behind. According to a New Mexico State Police press release, the front of Kenagy’s vehicle went under a trailer […]