Looking back — July 6

July 1959 Vernon Hines won the inaugural Horseshoe Pitching Contest sponsored by the Tucumcari Daily News. He defeated Art Ward 21-8 in the final round.

Ute Lake State Park to host first Prairie Days Festival

Dubbed the short grass and tall tales festival, the inaugural Ute Lake Prairie Days Festival will be on July 19-20 at Ute Lake State park.“This event will highlight the rich cultural and natural history of the eastern plains of New Mexico,” said Park Superintendent Rodney Paris in a press release.The festival was launched to foster [...]