December 1973

Anne Kaester, ABC News correspondent, filmed a feature here about the energy crisis and how it affects the economy of Tucumcari. … Private Roy W. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Norris, was named MP of the month at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. … Tucumcari Jaycees sponsored the Christmas Motorcross […]

December 1953

Santa arrived in a parade accompanied by bands from Tucumcari, Grady and Forrest high schools. … Tucumcari Rattlers, tackle Wayne Gares and guard Ray Arce, were named to the A division, all-state football team. Center Bob Paulson was nosed out for the first team by a Lovington player. End Don Carver and Jolton’ Joe Wood […]

December 1948

Rosella Johnson of Logan went to Santa Fe to be sworn in as a private of the Women’s Army Corps. … Vallie Sharp and Maude Burnham asked the city council to contribute utilities and staff for the USO center. … Blass L. Jimenez sustained a broken leg while riding horseback with J.V. Gallegos, assistant district […]

November 1968

Randy Block, 16, attended the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. … Future Teachers of America elected Jody Lafferty president. … Altrusa honored Josephine Snyder as Retired Business Woman of the Year. …Janina Akin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Akin of Jordon, won first place in the junior category: Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool contest. …The state’s conference of […]

November 1963

Ernest W. Lee, 30, of Tucumcari, was the first person to be sentenced in district court under the habitual criminal statute of the new criminal code. …The Bureau of Business Research at UNM reported Quay County’s population grew from 12,300 in 1960 to 13,200 in June 1963. …Bruce Nutt and Darla Schlientz reigned as king […]

Novemer 1973

New sidewalks were laid on Main Street as part of the Main Street Mall in the downtown area. … Several women in the Tucumcari Recreation fitness program climbed Tucumcari Mountain in an hour and a half. … W.C. Boarman, state police agent, and Pete Bidwell, assistant DA, supervised the burning of $300,000 worth of pot […]

November 1945

November 1945 Jim Burns, cashier of the First National Bank of Nara Visa, reported that the community had invested a total of $27,018.75 in Victory Bonds. … Orville I. Croft, acting regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said water flow into into the first unit of the Tucumcari Irrigation Project would be postponed until […]

November 1950

W.T. Williamson, city manager, reported the city’s power plant had doubled its electrical output in the last five years. …Adoph Kappel, 36, twice convicted of the ax slaying of his wife in Tucumcari and sentenced to life in prison, escaped from the state penitentiary work gang riding a prison mule and wearing prison denims. Kappel, […]

November 1930

November 1930 Members of the Coterie Club used election day to raise funds for winter fuel. …One of the outstanding events of the Halloween season was a turkey dinner served in the home of Mrs. W.F. Bonds, with Lydia Willis, Lillian Bess and Nell Houser as assistant hostesses. …D.R. Burnham, superintendent of the Tucumcari Experiment […]

11-3-07

New Mexico State Police cracked down on traffic violators on Route 66. They issued 122 warnings in a seven-hour period. State Police officer Jerry Brunk warned that future violators could be fined between $5 and $200. … Tucumcari City Police captured a car thief out of Santa Fe. The police spotted the stolen car on […]