Looking like Santa, not always easy

TV Hagenah I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, let me draw a world picture of myself. I look like Santa Claus. I have white hair, a white beard, glasses, a round face and a belly that, well…. far too often shakes, “like […]

Parade of Lights to brighten city

William Thompson The Tucumcari/Quay County Commerce is once again hosting a parade of lights Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Kim Andrews, the chamber’s administrative assistant, said entry forms for floats are available now. “Families, businesses and organizations can enter floats,” said Andrews. “People can call us at the chamber of commerce and we will even […]

Route 66 bridge to open

TV Hagenah Christina Romero of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Department announced Monday that Thursday at 3 p.m. would be the official Ribbon Cutting for the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 roughly halfway between Tucumcari and San Jon. “We promised the folks in San Jon we’d have the bridge open in between […]

Bikers come through

TV Hagenah Earlier this week roughly 70 bicycle racers shot through Tucumcari on Route 66 in a special race from San Diego to Atlantic City. The cross-country race used Tucumcari’s Traveler’s One-Stop on East Tucumcari Blvd. as their local base of operation and timing station. The owner of Traveler’s One-Stop, Larry Bond, said he enjoys […]

Neighbors help San Jon family

William Thompson Around thirty San Jon residents came to the aid of Corky Howe and his family recently by holding an old-fashioned barn raising on the family’s property. Howe suffered four massive heart attacks in May of 2002 and was unable to complete construction of the barn that he had begun prior to the heart […]

Thoughts on sediment

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon, Aggie and I finally managed to get outside the city limits without incident and had a most pleasant drive into Quay Valley in order to admire the landscape and the extraordinary cloud formations. We watched one particular formation that appeared to be on the edge of the plains near the […]

Air show unites area

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By Ryan Lengerich At 12.55 p.m. the skies opened up and the stunts got wilder at the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show. An overcast and cold morning was a sharp contrast from the afternoon, when clear skies and sun led to sunburned foreheads for those on hand at Wednesday’s event. “The crowd was […]

Man drowns in Ute Lake

Angela Peacock Police believe alcohol is involved in the accidental drowning death of a 20-year-old Logan man at Ute Lake’s Oldham Overlook over the weekend. Family members told police Amner Moreno-Ortiz was a poor swimmer. He was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Saturday by his aunt, who watched him enter the water and never return. […]

Buildup, neglect preceded fire

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari city crews worked Friday to spread around the still-smoldering remains of a Tuesday night brush pile north of town. The massive pile of branches had been gathering for years, waiting for city workers to chip them into mulch, but it had not been getting done on a regular basis, said City […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]