Tucumcari, Santa Rosa compete for museum

Russell Anglin Johnnie Meier has an important decision to make. Meier, former president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association and current owner of the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, has officials from Tucumcari and Santa Rosa competing to host his collection of Route 66 memorabilia. Meier said he wants to establish the first New […]

Joshua W. Hendren

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary will be recited at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari.  At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, a mass of resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Joshua W. Hendren, 27, died Sunday, April 1, at his home in Los Lunas.   Mr. Hendren was born July […]

Documentary featuring locals wins Emmy

Tom Drake and TV Hagenah A documentary featuring work in Tucumcari and five other New Mexico Route 66 communities to restore historic neon signs has won the Rocky Mountain Emmy, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced earlier in the week. The PBS production, “Route 66, the Neon Road” documents the award-winning Route 66 Neon […]

Rock ‘n Roll caps Route 66 Festival

TV Hagenah The 2004 edition of the Route 66 Festival is over and according to the president of the association, Johnnie Meier, things came off pretty well. “I was impressed with almost everything,” said Meier. “I think everyone had a good time. At least everyone I talked to did. And having a good time and […]