Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]

Rally ends

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally ended Sunday and many visitors enjoyed the weekend, yet attendance figures fell short of projections touted by marketing surveys. Sherry Anaya, a chief organizer of the rally, said on Sunday that nearly 500 people had paid admission, but rally organizers revised that figure later to a little over 1,200 […]

Morality tale (tail?) about ditching

TV Hagenah The local school district is attempting to cut down on absenteeism by students. They have found school runs better when students are in class. Conversely, In the seven or eight years I was in high school, as I recall, the administration periodically tried ways of keeping me out of classes. They found that […]

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 […]

Visit provides peace, perspective

Lynn Moncus After the reception at Tucumcari Historical Museum in recognition of the publication of our book, I loaded Aggie into the car the next day and headed to the canyons in order to enjoy the memories and to return to reality. As most of you know, I go out home during mental emergencies or […]

A reader meets another reader

TV Hagenah It was a number of years ago. I was living in Trinidad, Colo. and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races there at the track which was so much a part of the area about three decades ago. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy […]

You can’t miss it

TV Hagenah: TV Time I have never like the words, “You can’t miss it,” but I have learned to really, really hate them lately. Recently, I had found it necessary to interview a fellow who lived out of town a ways. I don’t remember what the story was, but it seemed like a big story […]

San Jon drops Lady Rattlers

By TV Hagenah The San Jon Lady Coyotes came into the Rattler Gymnasium on Friday evening with thoughts of taking down the Lady Rattlers, and when the dust had settled, take them down they did 60-44. Early on it looked as if it would be a decision in Tucumcari’s favor as the Lady Rattler’s jumped […]

Voters approve tax increase

Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters approved a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase Tuesday by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. The voters approved the measure 255 to 87. The new tax will add nearly $216,000 to a fund dedicated to building a water delivery system from Ute Lake near Logan to Tucumcari and will go into effect Jan. […]