Local woman receives certificate

Linda Coffin of Tucumcari has received the first Institute for Computer Literacy Certificate awarded by Mesalands Community College to a student. According to representatives of MCC, the Institute for Computer Literacy is designed for individuals who are seeking an introductory working knowledge of basic computer functions at the college. Certificates are given to those individuals […]

Boat builder builds ‘em big

TV Hagenah It’s not unusual for someone raised near the sea to build model boats, but for a landlubber born and raised in Tucumcari to created scale models, that stand as tall as some sixth graders. That is unusual. Yet, that is exactly what Bill Shays does to keep his mind occupied as he sits […]

High school academic team prepares for tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Academic Decathlon team will be facing stiff competition at the state decathlon tournament in Belen, March 5 and 6, according to math instructor Dianna Manly, the team’s coach. “We’ve got some real talent, but the big schools like Belen tend to do better in the state competition,” said Manly. […]

Tucumcari native accepts position

TV Hagenah Quay County officially has a new county manager. Tucumcari High School graduate Terry Turner has accepted the offer put forward by the Quay County Commissioners and attended his first county commissioners meeting Monday. “I wanted to get my feet wet a little first and observe how everything was done,” said Turner. Turner will […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Martinez wins spelling bee

TV Hagenah At 9:30 a.m. 85 middle-school students were lined up in their school’s library to take part in the annual spelling bee that would determine who goes on to the next level of spelling bees, regional competition in Clovis. One hour later after words such as “schedule”, “frolicsome”, “gourmet” “inventory”, “opposite” and “vacuum”, there […]

Jailer indicted by grand jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Charges dropped against jailer

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]