Lack of vaccine affects Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Like many communities in the United States, there is almost no influenza vaccine in Quay County this year and that is causing problems for many people in the area. “Almost nobody has any (vaccine),” said Bobbie White of the Quay County Public Health Office. Some of the doctors have some, but I can’t […]

Hospital gets new top administrator

TV Hagenah As the staff of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital wished good-bye to administrator Hoyt Skabelund Monday afternoon, they also said hello to the interim administrator for the hospital, D. Rush. “Tucumcari is very lucky to get someone of the caliber of D.” said Skabelund about his temporary replacement who will be holding […]

Hospital administrator to leave city

TV Hagenah When Hoyt Skabelund came to Tucumcari three and a half years ago in 2001, he was an unknown quantity. But most people in the city knew that the hospital needed someone. It had reached a point where something need to be done. And because of that, the townspeople were willing to give the […]

Freak accident hospitalizes Logan man

William Thompson A Logan man is in the hospital because of a freak accident in Logan Sunday morning. Sunday morning around 11 a.m. Bert Higgins was trying to start his tractor on his property in the 300 block of 19th Street in Logan. According to Bob Gore, First Officer in Charge of the Logan Police […]

Residents think dogs poisoned

William Thompson Three local dog owners who live in close proximity to one another think their dogs have been poisoned. John Cruze, of the 2000 block of South Eighth Street, said that as of Thursday his Australian blue heeler was still in Tucumcari Animal Hospital as a result of unwittingly ingesting anti-freeze or possibly freon. […]

Man gives injured boy bicycle

TV Hagenah The police report was cut and dried. A child riding his bicycle and a sports utility vehicle met at the intersection of Lake St. and Heman Ave. and the child was injured, the driver of the SUV called the police and the child was taken to the hospital and the bicycle was a […]

Hospital gets new radiologist

TV Hagenah Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital’s new head of radiology is Craig Northcutt, most recently of Kentucky and before that of San Fancisco, Calif. “We are very lucky to have him,” said Hoyt Skabelund, director of the Trigg Memorial Hospital. “I can’t tell you just how excited we are to have someone of Dr. […]

Miracles: Girl helps brother survive burns

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By Ryan Lengerich Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico went in search of miracles this Christmas season. Here is an example of what we found. What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was […]