Candidates look at last four days

TV Hagenah Quay County’s one true contested election for the county commissioner seat for District 3 is entering into the last three days before election day and the two candidates for the position are going into the final stretch in completely different fashions. Incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling said he will be campaigning up until the […]

Southwest Mercantile to shut down

William Thompson Area shoppers will soon have one less place to shop for western wear, gifts and supplies. Main Street landmark Southwest Mercantile is going out of business. Heather Duba, co-owner with her brother Jason and parents David and Kathy, said the Duba family is beset with health issues. “The store is not closing due […]

Area couple die in cycle accident

Mike Linn A Tucumcari High School graduate and a Grady Methodist pastor — a husband and wife remembered for their love of God and outgoing personalities — died together shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday in a motorcycle accident five miles west of Cannon Air Force Base. Boden Garrison, 35, and wife Amanda, 39, were attempting […]

Tucumcari Library holds ‘Story Time’

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari Public Library Technician Erica Lopez, registration time has arrived for Story Time at the Library. “This year we’re going to be doing something different,” said Lopez. We’re going to have three different sessions that will be open to the public. We’re hoping this will be more convenient for the mothers […]

First Baptist Chruch Round up features fiddler

TV Hagenah Sunday, Sept. 26 will not be an average Sunday at Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church. In fact, according to First Baptist Associate Pastor Dan England, Sunday will be something markedly out of the ordinary as the church is conducting their annual Fall Round-up. England said unlike past years, this year there will be a […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]

A different kind of football

TV Hagenah When they look at me, a lot of people have problems believing I played football both in high school and college. It’s true. I did. Not well, I grant you, but I did play. In high school, I played on perhaps the worst football team in the history of Colorado high school football, […]

What’s in a name anyway?

TV Hagenah I was reading in a newspaper the other day that the state of North Dakota was thinking about changing its name. Really! In fact, it has even been brought to the floor of the North Dakota state legislature and they have been discussing it. Their argument is that the reason no one goes […]

Horses ride again at local lounge

William Thompson Around 50 locals and tourists watched horses ride through the interior of Trails West Lounge on East Tucumcari Boulevard Thursday evening as part of the kickoff of the Route 66 Festival this weekend. The third annual ‘Trail Ride’ Thursday evening was part of an attempt to revive an old New Mexico tradition in […]

Kiwanis design special map

TV Hagenah Members of Tucumcari’s Kiwanis organization feel they have come up with a way to help the people of Quay County, tourists coming through the area and possibly raising a little bit of money for some of their other activities. They have decided to produce a map of the county, but not, according to […]