Caitlyn Romero graduates with honors

Caitlyn Romero graduated with honors from Kansas State University’s college of agriculture May 14. To graduate from the honors program in the college of agriculture, students must complete an honors project under the direction of a faculty adviser. Students must also complete 15 honors credit hours and prepare a portfolio. This semester, two students graduated […]

Mesalands Community College president’s citation

At the end of each spring semester, the President’s Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and spring semesters, have no grade below a “C” in the given […]

Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

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Thomas Garcia The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families. The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix. “These […]

Engagement announcement, birthdays, scholarship awarded

Ready to wed…Del and Beverly Choate of Tucumcari are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Choate of Canyon, Texas, to Miles Zachary, also of Canyon.The bride-to-be is a graduate of San Jon High School and plans to complete her master’s degree in accounting from West Texas A&M University in 2009. She is […]

Extension Service to get new home

By Chelle Delaney In the next two weeks, Quay County expects to complete its purchase of a downtown building that will house the new offices for the Quay County Extension Service, said Richard Primrose, Quay County manager. “As soon as we close on the property, we’ll get them out of basement,” Primrose said. For almost […]

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 […]

City pool opens

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Exuberant squeals and the sounds of splashing water were heard from West Hines Street as the city pool opened Tuesday – after a two-year wait. More than 100 children welcomed its opening as the temperature on the bank clock read 109 degrees. Director of Recreation Scott Simpson had been sweating it out. A series of […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

Arizona man remembers city before I-40

By Angela Peacock The last time Scott Lane visited Tucumcari he traveled Historic Route 66 because Interstate 40 wasn’t complete. Not only was Lane in complete amazement that Tucumcari was still in exsistance he was blown away at hotel prices. Paying $74 dollars a night wasn’t anything Lane had seen since he left the east […]