Camp ‘Billy Joe’ available to locals

The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management, Five-State Range and Wildlife Academy is seeking high school students to participate in the Black Mesa Ecological Academy. The Academy will be June 20 to June 25 at Camp “Billy Joe” and Black Mesa State Park near Kenton, Okla. The academy will be a cooperative [...]

Group sponsors forestry campers

TV Hagenah The Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced recently that they once again will be sponsoring youths to the annual New Mexico Forestry Camp. According to Evelyn Massey of the CRSWCD, the New Mexico Forestry Camp is a five-day workshop for New Mexico’s youth to learn how to use, care for, and [...]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for [...]

NARFE convention off and running

TV Hagenah The New Mexico Federation of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold their 43 annual convention in Tucumcari April 15-17. State Federation President Jerry Makowsksi of Roswell reported that roughly 180 members from 20 chapters throughout the state were expected to attend the convention in Tucumcari. According to Makowsksi, one of [...]

Candidates file for county positions

TV Hagenah Of the four positions that are up for election this year, County Commissioner, District 1, County Commissioner District 2, County Clerk and County Treasurer, two will have contested races; the two county commissioner positions. Democrat Ellen White, who is currently the assistant County Clerk for Quay County will be running unopposed for the [...]

City gets mayor – no commish

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a mayor at least until July, but it still has no commissioner from District 3 despite three people filing for the position since the last commission meeting. In a special meeting on Monday, the current four commissioners on the Tucumcari City Commission Christopher Maestas, Betty Ditto, Antonio Apodaca and Mary Mayfield, [...]

Tucumcari still without mayor

TV Hagenah Despite attempts to the contrary by some, Tucumcari still has no mayor and still has no commissioner for District 3. In the sometimes contentious Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday evening, it was decided that no decision would be made about appointing a person to fill the commission seat left vacant when Mayor Calvin [...]

Nine from THS to all-district lists

William Thompson The 2003-2004 District 6-AA All District basketball teams were announced recently, and members of the Tucumcari boys’ and girls’ varsity squads were selected. For the boys, Ray Johnson and Chris McCasland made First Team All-District. Johnson said he was happy to make the team for the second straight year. “This being my senior [...]

Wrestlers place in Tournaments

Tucumcari High School wrestlers placed well in the district tournament, but did not place as well as expected in the recent state tournament, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. “Michael Baca finished fourth in the state tournament which began Feb. 19,” said Encinias. “John Sewell placed sixth, but other than that no one else on our [...]

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 [...]