Altrusa donates art to elementary school

TV Hagenah The Altrusa organization and Tucumcari Elementary School got together recently and the result was art and literature. Altrusa members Glenda Reid and LInda Donwerth went into the elementary art class of Andrea Hodge Oct. 21, and presented the class with art books to help celebrate Altrusa’s “Make a Difference Day” project. According to […]

Candidate – Billy R. “Bill” Curry

TV Hagenah Billy R. “Bill” Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you? 1. It is special to me because my neighbors are some of the best people in New Mexico. I was born and raised in Quay County and I live in this beautiful mesa country of Eastern New Mexico, […]

Show to display 150 Quilts

TV Hagenah Little more than a generation ago, quilting was just a craft something that a person did to make a bed look a bit better, but it has become more than that and nowhere is that change of what quilting has become more evident than Tucumcari’s 2004 Quay-Z Quilters Quilt Show which will run […]

Rangers help with ‘jacket safety

Julie Stone U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Rangers Steve Peterson and Bob Mumford were in the right place at the right time on Saturday, June 5 when they noticed that three girls, ages 14 to 16 years old, had fallen off their jet ski at Conchas Lake. According to Peterson, all three were trying to […]

Election – James L. Witcher

Name: James L. (Jim) Witcher, Sr. Age: 57 Profession: Minister 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “People, location and access to commerce. We have some of the most outstanding people in the world, and we are also centrally located on Interstate 40 and Highway 54. In fact, the area around Tucumcari […]

Frasier running for commission seat

Doyle W. Frasier 1. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? “I have lived numerous places traveling with road construction and Quay County is definitely unique. I feel the diversified cultures and compatibility of our county gives us an inner strength you don’t see in other places. We live here because we […]

Students receive financial aid

By Angela Peacock After waiting more than a month since the semester’s first financial aid disbursement, eligible Mesalands Community College students are now able to receive the second half of this semester’s aid. In previous years Mesalands awarded its aid in one lump sum at the beginning of the semester, but after a decision by […]

Show attracts worldwide quilters

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By Angela Peacock Visitors from Ohio, California, Hawaii and even Australia joined area quilt enthusiasts at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday for the 10th annual Route 66 quilt show. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z-Quilters are hosting the event which ends Sunday afternoon. An estimated 300 quilts were donated to the show from area residents and quilt enthusiasts. Shirley […]

Solar cars make pit stop

Angela Peacock Stop-and-go driving has an all-new meaning when the automobile being driven is powered by nothing but the sun. Tucumcari is just past the half-way mark for 20 solar-powered cars in the 2,300-mile American Solar Challenge, which began July 13 in Chicago and will end after the last car crosses the finish line Monday […]

Solar cars return to Tucumcari

Dave Gragg The strange little cars that buzzed through Tucumcari two years ago are making their way back as the second biennial American Solar Challenge comes back down Route 66. The 2,300-mile race is the longest in the world, traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles using only the sun’s rays to power their bizarre-looking craft. […]