City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

County roads superintendent retires

TV Hagenah After 11 years of heading Quay County’s Road Department, Superintendent of Quay County Roads, Harry Heckendorn is retiring. “We are so sad to see him go,” said Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid. “He has done so much for the county and to keep it working smoothly.” Heckendorn said he, too, was sad to […]

Three crosses go up

TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance said after a year of collecting money and materials in addition to making plans and going over designs, Thursday Dec. 30, proved to be the day that the three large crosses on the east side Tucumcari went up. The three crosses are made of iron I-beams […]

Elementary school releases attendance lists

Tucumcari Elementary School recently recognized students with perfect attendance in kindergarten through second grade for the first nine weeks. 100 % Attendance: The preschool classes of Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Buxton had 21 students with perfect attendance. In Mrs. Bowen’s class were Sydney Goldston, Caleb Nemrow, Samuel Nemrow, Cheyenne Horne, Taylor Gilmore, Michael […]

Logan names lighting winners

The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce released the winners of their annual Christmas Lighting Contest. According to officials the first-place winner in the residential division of the contest went to Tom Smith. He was followed in second by Dolores Marsh and in third by Gayland Rogers. Honorable mention went to Russell Feerer, Donna Shivers, Herbert […]

40 accidents hit interstate area before holidays

TV Hagenah In the space of the two days during the snow storm that hit the area just before Christmas, the New Mexico State Police headquartered in Tucumcari reported they handled 40 vehicle accidents eight of which involved injuries requiring a trip to the hospital. According to State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker, the two days […]

58 named to Mesalands dean’s list

the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2004. The Dean’s List is announced as official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better for courses taken at MCC, successfully complete 12 or more credit hours, have no grade below a “C” for the given semester, and […]

Youth awarded Eagle

Matthew Yearout of Tucumcari was awarded Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout rank by Boy Scout Troop 689 of the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “This is something I have had as a goal since I was in Cub Scouts,” said Yearout during the presentation. Another goal he set […]

Roy woman victim of homicide

William Thompson Lena Aragon Barrett, 65, was found dead inside her home in Roy around 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 20. Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, was arrested later that evening and charged with Barrett’s slaying, according to Deputy Chief Richard Newman of New Mexico State Police. “Based on the evidence at the scene it appeared the […]

Charity director resigns position

William Thompson Bea Laredo, director of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank since April of this year, has resigned. In a Dec. 21 letter to the president and business manager of the food bank’s board of directors, Laredo said she was resigning due to the board’s recent restructuring. “Due to the restructure […]