March, services honor Martin Luther King

TV Hagenah On a cold Monday morning, almost 50 people gathered at the southwest corner of Tucumcari’s Northside Park to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King by marching a short distance and then attending a brief service in his honor at a nearby church. The people, ranging from youths to senior citizens, walked approximately […]

Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale. Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season. “We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, […]

Altrusa receives grant

TV Hagenah The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari, a women’s service and philanthropy organization, received a $1,000 check from the Comcast Foundation on Jan. 7. The check was presented to the organization by Lem Chesher of the National Resources Conservation Service and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District for volunteer work club members […]

Economic Development meeting draws big crowd

TV Hagenah The Economic development “visioning session” Tuesday evening did what most in the audience want Tucumcari to achieve. It grew so big, it outgrew its confines. The original site for the meeting was scheduled for the Territorial Building of the Tucumcari Convention Center at the east end of Tucumcari. However, 10 minutes after the […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]

commissioners name Turner county manager

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners have offered the soon to be vacant position of Quay County Manager to a former resident of Tucumcari and he said he is “seriously” considering it. Chosen from approximately 23 individuals, who applied for the job, to serve as the administrative head of Quay County and replace current county manager […]

Commissioners discuss bridge

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners say they and their constituents are upset about just how long it is taking the State of New Mexico to respond to the barricaded bridge on old Route 66 over Revuelto Creek between San Jon and Tucumcari. At the Jan 12 Quay County Commission meeting held at the county courthouse, […]

Skull collection donated to college

TV Hagenah Ron and Lisa Jones of Tucumcari have donated a collection of 37 skulls from a wide variety of animals from Quay County, northern New Mexico and south Texas to Mesalands Community College. “Well,” said Ron Jones a wildlife specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, “We donated it because we felt it […]

San Jon School to receive trees

TV Hagenah The San Jon School District will be getting a small forest of trees in conjunction with a special program provided by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The NMEMNRD’s Forestry Division has awarded the school and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District a $2,725 “Forest Re-Leaf” grant to […]

First Baptist Church celebrates 100

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church turned 100 on Sunday and they had a party with all the trimmings to celebrate it at the church’s fellowship hall. Tucumcari’s oldest protestant church commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church Sunday evening Jan. 4 with a birthday cake, balloons a room full of […]