Tucumcari election Tuesday

TV Hagenah There are two contested elections in Tucumcari’s city election Tuesday, March 2. In District 1, incumbent Antonio J. Apodaca will be facing Ralph Moya. In District 2 Incumbent Jimmy Sandoval will be facing Christopher Maestas. District 3 has no contested races. Incumbent Mayor Calvin Litchfield was running unopposed but died last week. So […]

Tucumcari to get over $1 million

David Arkin Thanks to lawmakers’ support, Tucumcar officials are hopeful they will be able to address a variety of water-related needs in the city. Through the capital outlay bill, which is sitting on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, the city would get $570,000 for water improvements. The city and Quay County together are expected to receive […]

Mayor dies

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Mayor Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street Wednesday at 6:36 a.m. for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital from natural causes by […]

City road work continues

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari officials said road work in town is flowing along well and “weather permitting” promises to have three more roads in town in good shape by mid-January. Tucumcari Director of Community Development Doug Powers said work on Rock Island St. is in the final stages and work on Seventh St. has begun […]

TV technology to teach Tucumcari

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By Angela Peacock Earning college credits by staying home and watching television is soon to be an option for Tucumcari residents. Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was recently granted permission by Tucumcari City Commissioners to manage and operate an educational television station, which the city technically owns through their contract with Comcast Cable, the […]

Blood brings Tucumcari out

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By TV Hagenah For many, losing blood usually brings to mind thoughts of Dracula and his minions. But for some people in Tucumcari on Saturday at the blood drive being sponsored by the Tucumcari city government, the possibility of losing some of their life-supporting fluid was a pretty good feeling. “It’s important to give blood,” […]

City official calls for sign upgrade

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By Angela Peacock City Commissioner Betty Ditto wants people visiting Tucumcari to feel welcomed, and what better way to do it, she said, than with signs. Ditto raised the issue of repairing or erecting new welcome signs on roads around Tucumcari to city officials at a city commission meeting Thursday. Recently, Ditto traveled through Missouri, […]

Avoid Halloween hazards

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By Angela Peacock Anyone not wanting to add a pair of handcuffs to this year’s Halloween costume is urged by local law enforcement to socialize responsibly. Tucumcari Chief of Police Scott Townsend reminds adult care givers who have children under age 18 about their legal responsibility as parental guardians. “If children are out getting into […]

Ten Commandments: Local monument similar to many challenged across country

By Ryan Lengerich Prominently displayed on Tucumcari City Hall’s front lawn on E. Center Street is a seven-foot tall black marble Ten Commandments monument surrounded by three flag poles bearing the American, Mexico State and Tucumcari Rattlers flags. On Aug. 28, a 2 1/2 ton granite Ten Commandment monument was removed from the Alabama state […]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas […]