August 1990

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman toured Grain Power’s facility with manager Wayne Liles. …Mickey Trousdale won $2,500 in the Sun Country Bass Tournament by reeling in 17.26 pounds of bass in two days. … J.R. and Hazel Callison received the Tucumcari- Chamber’s Blue Ribbon Yard award. … H.E. Purcell, of the San Jon Post Office, was […]

August 1965

The Chamber of Commerce planned a day-long dedication for the new Trigg Memorial Hospital. … Seventy-one members of the Bell Ranch Cowboys Association and their families came from seven states and the country of Rhodesia in Africa to their annual reunion held at the Chappell-Spade headquarters. … Numerous Quay County residents reported seeing UFOs in […]

August 1974

National Guardsmen left for their annual camp held at El Paso, Texas. … The class of 1944 was host to the 1974 Rattler Reunion…The Tucumcari Recreation Department sponsored youth motorcycle races at the motocross track in Metropolitan Park. … A 22-year-old Juarez, Mexico man, Marcello Sainz, had both his legs severed below the knee when […]

August 1960

Ed Potter of McAlister was accidentally shot through the wrist while he and his bother, Frank, and Deeway Beavers were shooting at birds. … Mrs. N. C. Jordan, owner of the Tucumcari Motel, was appointed chairman of the Tucumcari chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. … The county bought a motor grader with […]

August 1934

Between 350 and 450 people turned out for the first games of the softball league. …The Tucumcari Daily News offered a Steam Cooker or an eight-cup Drip-O-labor or a Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … The city approved salary increases for workers and okayed licenses of 14 liquor dealers, wholesalers and retailers. … […]

April 1961

Workman completed the remodeling of the building at 210 East Main Street for the new Rasco five and ten cents store. … The Rainbo Bread Company purchased the Mead’s Bread Company. Tucumcari mayor Earl Grau presented local distributor Bill Hagler of Tucumcari with a proclamation declaring April 10-16 as Rainbo Bread Week. … The House […]

April 1975

Two fires claimed Gambles store and the Trojan Junior High School auditorium. The fire at the auditorium was still burning the next day and the junior high school was closed as a precaution. State officials suspected arson in both fires. … Members of the Tucumcari Fair Board held a groundbreaking for a new fairground facility. […]

April 1970

Kay Terry was named, for the second time, Miss Office Education Association of New Mexico. She was congratulated by Tucumcari Mayor Kenneth Schlientz. … Tucumcari’s Lions president, Sam Shami, was honored with the President’s Pin by the Lions International President W.R. Bryan of Ohio. … Schilentz appointed Charles Olsen to the Tucumcari Planing and Zoning […]

April 1963

Lydia Willis of Tucumcari was honored by the Eastern New Mexico Teachers Association. Willis retired after 48 years of teaching and 43 of those years were in Quay County. … Fitzner Oil Co. and Johnny’s Shamrock Service station offered a free colonial kerosene burner lamp with the purchase of 10 gallons or more during a […]

April 1969

The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. It featured a wrecked car and sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire Store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. Store manager Dale Titus cut the ceremonial ribbon with Chamber of […]