February 1990

H. Fred Pomeroy, superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools, was one of 100 outstanding school managers in North America, according to “The Executive Educator,” a magazine for school professionals. … Only 25 percent of the eligible voters turned out at Tucumcari polls for a vote to continue a two-mill levy for three years for the schools. [...]

February 1971

Grady Maples of Glenwood, Colo., formerly of KTNM in Tucumcari, was the guest speaker at the Senior Citizen’s Center. His talk on “Are you a square?” was received with much enthusiastic applause. … More than 1,000 junior and senior high school students and their sponsors attended the State Student Council Convention hosted by Tucumcari High [...]

January 1939

Two thousand jackrabbits were killed on the Dick Maben Ranch near Hudson when 75 hunters from the area gathered for the first hunt of the season sponsored by the Chamber the Commerce. Carl Darnell furnished beans, bread and coffee to the hunters. … E.D. Holtzelaw of House was in an Albuquerque hospital for treatment of [...]

January 1944

Sheriff Hubert Beasley and others left in search of a Tucumcari-Clovis bus reported lost in a heavy snowstorm. Drifts two and three feet deep were encountered before the bus was found four miles this side of Wheatland. Passengers had sought shelter in a nearby farm house. … Neumon Parker, county school superintendent, caught in the [...]

January 1938

Cupid won 3-To-1 over divorces in Quay County. Records disclosed that 185 marriage licenses were issued and 60 divorces were granted in District Court for the previous 12 months. …The local Chamber of Commerce sponsored a luncheon for Governor Tingley at the Rock Island Eating House. … H. W. Ingram, new owner of Barry Bros. [...]

January 1985

Briana Moore, daughter of Larry and Veronica Moore, was the first baby born in Quay County in 1985. … Daniel Lopez was Southwestern Wrestling Classic’s heavyweight champion and Quay County Sun’s Athlete of the Week. … The Board of Directors of Arch Hurley Conservancy District adopted a resolution requesting that state legislation be introduced so [...]

December 1954

Connie Srote, daughter of Opal Srote, was named a princess for the 1954-55 Sun Carnival in El Paso, Texas. … W. P. “Ham” Hamilton announced his run for City Police Judge. …The Tucumcari High School Band left to march in the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso. … Some 2,406 bales of cotton were ginned [...]

December 1941

The last six miles of Highway 18 (now Highway 209) were completed. … State Police officer Jimmy Clark warned that all motorists were to have a 1942 driving licenses by Jan. 1; those found without would be arrested and prosecuted to the full limit of the law — no exceptions. … All knitting groups met [...]

December 1935

L.J. Knight of San Jon demonstrated that he was one of the nation’s real farmers at Chicago’s International Livestock show. He won the blue ribbon for the best maize exhibited. …W.M. Hedgecoke suddenly dropped dead on a streets in Newkirk. … AJ. Luck began his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church. … Santa Claus landed at [...]

December 1971

District Attorney Victor C. Breen was assassinated as he prepared to step into his car to go to work. The car was parked in front of his home when a sniper with a highpowered weapon gunned him down. A former Tucumcari resident on convalescent leave from the state mental hospital was arrested and charged with [...]