March 1975

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, awarded $200 scholarships each to Carol Bugard, Kathy Hunnicutt, Cathy Coughenour, Karen Osborn and Mary Jane Bell. … The New Mexico State Police made four drug seizures for the month of March. Officers seized: 50,000 amphetamine pills following a vehicle registration check about give miles west of Tucumcari; 150 kilos […]

March 1964

Bill Hagler of Tucumcari received the salesman of the year award from Rainbow bread president Al Milner of Clovis. … Demolition of buildings on West Main Street was halted by Judge J.V. Gallegos. The buildings were condemned, but questions were raised about properly acquired permits. … Two Tucumcari seniors were awarded scholarships from the Eastern […]

March 1968

The Tucumcari chapter of the Future Farmers of Americas barbecue dinner raised $1,200 to help with upcoming events including attendance at the state convention and judging in Las Cruces. FFA cooked 1,200 pounds of meat in a pit fire. … Victor Eulogio Montano of Tucumcari was a Senior Petty Officer in Charge in the U.S. […]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store […]

March 1965

The new building added to Tucumcari Junior High School opened after being built by the Ballard and Bates of Carlsbad. … Tucumcari Junior High student Rena Mae Bonem took the top prize at the annual science fair with her booth “New Mexico During the Cretaceous Period.” She was then eligible to enter the regional science […]

March 1972

Emmit Jennings of Tucumcari celebrated his 91th birthday. He was a booster for the city of Tucumcari ever since he and his wife had moved here in 1907. Also known as Mr. Baseball he had not missed a World Series game in 50 years and the American League issued him a complimentary pass each year. […]

March 1960

Tennessee Ernie Ford presented a silver platter from the city of Tucumcari as a gift to singer Jimmie Rodgers for his song “Tucumcari” that hit the best seller list of popular songs that fall. … Tucumcari students prepared their exhibits for the annual science fair. Larry Kvols and Tom Brunk worked on testing the fractionation […]

February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory […]

February 1975

Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District. … KOBTV Channel 67 out of Albuquerque could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. … Tucumcari mayor James E. Saltz, Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future […]

February 1961

Tucumcari’s Assistant Postmaster Albert Lawrence demonstrated the new stamp machine that was installed in the lobby of the post office. The machine made stamps available anytime the lobby was open. … The Tucumcari Education Association honored Mary Wilms for 25 years of teaching and Mrs. Freddie Ratcliff for 20. … Kenneth Humphries was named the […]