County officials, MCC board share ideas for improvement

Quay County Commissioners and the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees recently met to discuss ways the two entities can continue to work together to improve the community. The two groups met during a dinner meeting at Bambinos Resaurant. According to college spokesman John Yearout, Mesalands Community College’s leadership has made a concerted effort to […]

Store gives help, bargins to area

William Thompson The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store , 188 W. Main Street sells on average $150 worth of items a day three days a week. Most of the proceeds go to help needy individuals with food, clothing, household goods and even utility bills. Maria Elam, president of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society […]

City gets waterline support

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose, he recently received information from the federal government that Tucumcari would be receiving federal money to help with its aging waterlines. Primrose said the city would be receiving a grant of $265,000 and low interest loans up to $615,200 specifically ear-marked to “revamp” the city’s waterlines. […]

Charity seeks volunteers

William Thompson “One day this summer we had as many as 30 people come in asking for food,” said Bea Laredo, director of Casa de La Hope. “Sometimes we have entire pickup truck loads of donated clothes sitting outside our doors needing to be sorted and put on the racks.” Laredo said she needs volunteers […]

Volleyball camp set

TV Hagenah Head Rattler volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo announced recently that she would be conducting a volleyball camp July 19 through the 23 for both boys and girls in the Quay County area. “It’s a good way to start the year off in the right direction,” said Trujillo about the volleyball camp for potential players. […]

Just learning to talk Texan

TV Hagenah As many of my readers know, I try to be helpful whenever I can make myself available to those that need assistance, and I must be good at helping because so many times shortly after I begin to help, those people whom I help say that everything is fine and they don’t need […]

Election – Paula J. Chacon

Name: Paula J. Chacon Age: 41 Profession: Office Manager/Consultant 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1.”Tucumcari has a perfect climate for retirees with various recreations close to our great City, a great community college for education, and medical facilities that are also very beautiful. Tucumcari is a great community to raise children, […]

Neighbors help San Jon family

William Thompson Around thirty San Jon residents came to the aid of Corky Howe and his family recently by holding an old-fashioned barn raising on the family’s property. Howe suffered four massive heart attacks in May of 2002 and was unable to complete construction of the barn that he had begun prior to the heart […]

Library gets funding

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Public Library will be receiving over $11,000 in telecommunication discounts to help with the communication administration of their library. The library received the funds under the E-rate program set up by the federal government to help ensure technology for schools and libraries. The funds will pay for the Internet access fees […]

Volunteers help clean Tucumcari

TV Hagenah A record number of people ranging in age from 10 to 89 turned out to help beautify Tucumcari Saturday morning as the Chamber of Commerce and a number of other groups sponsored its annual Keep Tucumcari Beautiful campaign by picking up trash in the city. The campaign was part of the nation-wide campaign […]