Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]

Odeon Theater added to Culutural Register

Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters that were placed on Friday on the State Register of Cultural Properties, said John W. Murphey, state and national register coordinator with the state’s Historic Preservation Division. Murphey said the Odeon was recognized for its Art Deco details and for the dedication of its […]

Odeon Theater up for spot on historic register

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters from throughout the state to be considered for the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, said an official of the Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division. “This has been an effort […]

Motor lodge declared a landmark

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Cactus Motor Lodge may look like one of Tucumcari’s average RV parks – parking spaces, electric and cable hook-ups, an office with a sign that asks patrons not to steal the TV guide. But upon closer inspection, and a chat with the motel’s current owner Andy Patel, one begins to understand […]

Conchas Dam added to national registry

By William Thompson It’s official: Conchas Dam is a historic place. The dam was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places on May 22, according to a letter received by Gary Cordova, the dam’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager. “Being part of the national registry will preserve the heritage of Conchas Dam […]

High school choir goes to Santa Fe

By William Thompson High school choir goes to Santa Fe The Tucumcari High School choir will perform a Bach hymn, an American Indian “blessing” and a Robert Frost poem set to music by Randall Thompson at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ New Mexico Cultural Day in Santa Fe. The choir director Harold Sloan will be […]