Tucumcari election Tuesday

TV Hagenah There are two contested elections in Tucumcari’s city election Tuesday, March 2. In District 1, incumbent Antonio J. Apodaca will be facing Ralph Moya. In District 2 Incumbent Jimmy Sandoval will be facing Christopher Maestas. District 3 has no contested races. Incumbent Mayor Calvin Litchfield was running unopposed but died last week. So […]

Art contest set

Rep. Udall seeks art contest entries U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Third Congressional District high school students to submit entries for the annual Congressional Arts Competition. The Third Congressional District includes Tucumcari and Quay County. The winning entry from New Mexico will be displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. beginning in June. […]

Snow buffets area

TV Hagenah A heavy dose of snow hit the Quay County area on Tuesday prompting both school and road closures in addition to contributing to a number of weather related vehicle accidents both in town and on roads and highway throughout the area. The National Weather Service said Tucumcari was hit by approximately six inches […]

Tucumcari to get over $1 million

David Arkin Thanks to lawmakers’ support, Tucumcar officials are hopeful they will be able to address a variety of water-related needs in the city. Through the capital outlay bill, which is sitting on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, the city would get $570,000 for water improvements. The city and Quay County together are expected to receive […]

Tourism board makes solid strides in quest

TV Hagenah With economic development shifting into high gear in the Tucumcari area, Brenda Bishop of the Quay County Tourism Board said economic development in the form of tourism is gearing up also. Bishop said the tourism board which was formed last year is starting to focus on just what they feel needs to be […]

Teachers learn new ways of handling misbehavior

William Thompson Around 60 high school and middle school teachers met at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday to learn more effective ways to handle misbehavior on the part of students. The day-long workshop was presented by Rick Dahlgren, founder of The Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Dahlgren said the goal of his workshop was to show […]

Class of ’54 looking for classmates

The class of 1954 is seeking a number of different individuals for the upcoming reunion this summer. If readers have knowledge of these individuals, they should call: 806-244-5519. Sought classmembers include: Ronnie Coate, Geraldine Griffin, Edna Martinez, Josephine Medina, Leo Roybal, Armando Velasco, Dorothy Williams, John Otero, Evangeline Blea, Gloria Baca, Susan Gentry, Sherry Gregory, […]

Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]