Community Announcements

$1,000 Essay Contest for New Mexico Students: The Humanist Society of NM has announced an essay contest with a $1,000 prize for NM 11th and 12th grae students. Students may choose to write about one of five subjects. 1. The Impact of Human Population on Planet Earth 2. The Importance of Church State Separation in […]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas […]

Just Passin’ Through: Two men head to Ariz., Disaster follows woman

By Angela Peacock When Keith Entis and Mark Kornicki speak the people of west Texas and eastern New Mexico can’t help but notice their New York acents. On their way to Arizona where they plan to find jobs and save up enough money to eventually open a resturant/bar the two northern city boys said their […]

Get information while cruising local Blvd.

By Angela Peacock For those who haven’t already noticed there is a new addition to Kvols Park on Tucumcari Blvd. Tucumcari School District in conjunction with the city has purchased a new electronic Tucumcari Rattlers information board in order to keep the community better informed about upcoming school activities. All events ranging from football games […]

Two dead in Ute Lake drowning

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Nice nails, less travel

By Angela Peacock Weeks before Tucumcari’s newest business opened its doors to the public, potential customers were ready to spend their cash. A Nail Plus located at 805 south Second Street in Tucumcari has been open for business since Aug. 11. Before then, nail technician Alex Baca estimated at least 50 messages were left on […]

Quay County to house second wind farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP, announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind-power project, which is located on the caprock south an west San Jon about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the […]

Long time friends find Pow Wow perfect first stop on northern trip

By Ryan Lengerich In the early evening Thursday, two men and one woman sat surrounded by empty tables and chairs at the Pow-Wow Inn on W. Tucumcari Blvd. With cold beer in hand they relaxed from a 10-hour road trip that covered 494 miles. Don Garvin, wife Alice and friend Joel Mayer have spent several […]

City school snags $26,000 arts grant

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari public schools received more than $26,000 in grants from the New Mexico State Department of Education on Aug. 13 to benefit elementary arts education for the upcoming school year. The grant was part of the Supplemental General Appropriations Act of 2003 in which elementary art, music, theater and dance education were […]

State economic leader impresses Tucumcari officials

By Ryan Lengerich New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development Rick Homans won the support of many Tucumcari officials Thursday when he toured the city and voiced his commitment to education in a speech to the Rotary Club. Homans opened his morning at the convention center where he talked with a crowd he estimated at 30 […]