July 1959 Vernon Hines won the inaugural Horseshoe Pitching Contest sponsored by the Tucumcari Daily News. He defeated Art Ward 21-8 in the final round.
June 1966 City Manger Al Pierce revealed that he will recommend to the City Commission tonight one of the largest budgets in the history of Tucumcari. As prepared for commission’s consideration, the tentative budget through the 1966-67 fiscal year is set at $1,423,056. The present budget is only $1,292,234.
June 1943 Season tickets for the Metropolitan Park swimming pool went on sale. Thirty visits to the pool could be purchased for $5.60. The Spring Flower Show sponsored by the Tucumcari Garden Club was held at the Community House. Furr’s Food Store placed a help wanted ad for a “neat man or woman, fast in [...]
June 1955 Local farmers had planted over 500 acres of cantaloupes.
May 1967 Eight-year-old Tony Collins of Tucumcari won his weight in pennies in a contest held by Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association Bank. Collins won 57 pounds of pennies, which equals $83.50. New Mexico State Police stationed in Tucumcari arrested a 25-year-old Iowa man on I-40 for transportation of dangerous drugs and a federal [...]