Ten Commandments: Local monument similar to many challenged across country

By Ryan Lengerich Prominently displayed on Tucumcari City Hall’s front lawn on E. Center Street is a seven-foot tall black marble Ten Commandments monument surrounded by three flag poles bearing the American, Mexico State and Tucumcari Rattlers flags. On Aug. 28, a 2 1/2 ton granite Ten Commandment monument was removed from the Alabama state […]

Local conservationist’s hard work pays off

By Angela Peacock Working closely with the community and area school children about the importance of conservation has won Relissa Nials this year’s Region V Outstanding Conservationist award. Nials works for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Tucumcari and has spent countless hours working with area youth educating them about the importance of conservation as […]

Local school wants parents involved

By Angela Peacock Remember one, two and Sept. 23 were the three specific instructions Gov. Bill Richardson gave Tucumcari elementary students for reminding their parents to vote in the upcoming special election. Though the children may not have understood everything Richardson was discussing during Tuesday afternoon’s visit Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar said the governor’s […]

Gov. pushes special election agenda at TES

By Ryan Lengerich New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson campaigned in favor of the two amendments posted on the Sept. 23 special election ballot when he addressed Tucumcari Elementary School Tuesday. Calling himself a “champion of rural areas,” the governor gave a 20-minute speech to a floor full of wide-eyed students and about 40 parents, school […]

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 […]