Pilots enjoy Tucumcari show

TV Hagenah Often, after a decade, the luster of an annual event fades. According those at the 12th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show, that is definitely not the case with the air show. According to pilots taking part in the show it appeared from the air that over 700 people had parked their vehicles [...]

State to host tree workshop

A Tucumcari event next week will feature windbreak establishment and hands-on programs. The New Mexico State Forestry Division, along with the El Llano Estacado Resource and Conservation Development Council (RC&D) will sponsor the Eastern New Mexico Shelter Belt and Tree Care Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Tucumcari Convention Center [...]

Local gladiator wins in California

William Thompson Local martial artist Jason Pacheco said ‘gaidojutsu’ training has changed his life. He recently won a fight on the under card of the Gladiator Challenge at the Colusa Casino outside of Sacramento, Calif. He hopes to fight in a main event bout in the near future. Pacheco began gaidojutsu training two years ago [...]

Rock ‘n Roll caps Route 66 Festival

TV Hagenah The 2004 edition of the Route 66 Festival is over and according to the president of the association, Johnnie Meier, things came off pretty well. “I was impressed with almost everything,” said Meier. “I think everyone had a good time. At least everyone I talked to did. And having a good time and [...]

Festival features variety of fun

Johnnie Meier On Thursday July 8th, the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival will kick-off with a unique Tucumcari event, the Second Annual Trail Ride Through the Trails West Lounge. That evening, around 7:30 PM, riders on horseback will ride their horses into the Trails West Lounge. Each will ride up to the bar, and order a [...]

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 [...]

Olympic fever fans fan’s flame

TV Hagenah With the Olympics approaching in a couple of weeks, I think it is normal with the male of our species (homo-couchitus) to contemplate just what event he would enter if he were called upon to represent the United States in this upcoming international competition to be held in Greece. With me it is [...]

‘Mother Road Rally’ revs up

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally will be roaring into town June 18 for a weekend of fun for everyone, according to rally organizers. Sherry Anaya, the woman who initiated the idea of a biker rally for Tucumcari, said local motels are already seeing advance reservations. “Local motels have told me they already have three-day [...]

Battle of Bands set

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is hosting a battle of the bands Saturday June 12 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Five bands are slated to perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said the event is designed to foster greater [...]

Festivities set for Glenrio

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism will hold a day of festivities at the Glenrio Visitor Information Center off Interstate 40, exit 373, 42 miles east of Tucumcari on May 14. Representatives from area parks and businesses will be on hand with free brochures and information. Also free food such as chips and [...]