City to host Archaeology Fair

By Angela Peacock A hands-on approach to learning New Mexico’s cultural heritage is the whole idea behind the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair. More than 20 archaeologists will set up exhibits under trees and awnings on the grounds of Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 south Adams Street on Sept. 19 and 20. Museum Director, […]

World War II hero is never on time; his wife hates to be late

By Angela Peacock Whenever the Reynolds travel Shirley does all the driving due to her husband Homer’s vision disability. While Homer sits in the passenger seat observing the highways for any potential road hazards he has learned how much better off he’ll be if he remains silent instead of trying to navigate for the woman […]

Mesalands forms economic alliance

By Ryan Lengerich Mesalands Community College announced this week that it has formed an alliance with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. With the agreement, the college will provide an office and secretarial services for the GTEDC Director of Economic Development. For the GTEDC, this alliance will aid budget and bring the director, who’s yet […]

Voters undecided as poll time approaches

By Ryan Lengerich For many Quay County parents, the Sept. 23 statewide special election vote will be a poll-time decision. But whatever they choose in the end, most agree the issues are important. Since early voting began, 118 votes have been made in person and 55 votes have been sent by mail. Those numbers are […]

Mesalands meets blood drive goal

QCS Reports Using the theme “Blood donors are heroes,” Mesalands Community College saw several heroes participate in their weekend blood drive. “We are very pleased with the results, especially for a first-time drive at the College, said Dianne Griego of United Blood Services. “The surroundings, location and environment were perfect and our coordinator at the […]

Mesalands to improve rodeo arena

QCS Reports The campaign involves 10 improvement projects that will expand and improve the current rodeo facility (horse stall and storage,) as well as provide equipment to enhance the overall rodeo arena. After conferring with Mesalands Community College’s rodeo coach and team members, and community members, the foundation has set a fund raising goal of […]

House native loved billiards

Freedom Newspapers Lucille Powell proved it’s never too late to take up a new hobby. Powell’s hobby was playing pool and her billiards home was the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis. She took up the game in 1966, when she was 55 years old. Powell, a native of House, died Aug. 13 at age […]

Rec. center keeps kids off streets

By Angela Peacock When school is out Orlando Nathan and his friends Antonio Vasquez, Alex Page and Emilio Castaneda can be found at their favorite hang-out, the local recreation center. The 15-year-old boys meet at the recreational center after school each day around 5:30 p.m. to play basketball, lift weights but mostly they said to […]

Military man flew aircrafts, wife rescued wounded

By Ryan Lengerich Walking his golden retriever outside Denny’s restaurant and waiting for his wife to pick up the food, George LaFrance was stopping in Tucumcari on his way to Arizona. All he did before arriving here is serve more than 30 years in the military, fly major military aircrafts, survive one term in Korea […]

Area residents express beliefs about Iraq war

By Angela Peacock While eight Democratic candidates bashed President Bush and his actions regaurding the war in Iraq during a televised Democratic debate at the University of New Mexico Thursday night, Quay County residents share mixed reactions about the war. Some believe America should continue stationing troops overseas while others feel there’s no point since […]