State Senate will reconsider smoking ban through House bill

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The New Mexico House of Representatives recently voted 49-12 to institute the Clean Air Act, a bill designed to prohibit smoking in all public places including restaurants but excluding bars. The bill is now being debated in the senate; however the senate voted Thursday on a similar bill that […]

City commission reviews roads, anticipates landfill

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Larry Moore gave a presentation at Thursday night’s Tucumcari City Commissioners meeting at City Hall. The presentation included updates on the maintenance of city streets. Currently, the City of Tucumcari Street Department maintains 84 streets (roughly 61 miles) based on a 1996 Street Inventory Survey. […]

Road department gets new boss

By TV Hagenah Some changes wil be made regarding the city and county road departments with a new superintendent coming in. County roads Superintendent Harry Heckendorn has retired. New superintendent of county roads will be Larry Moore, who currently holds a similar position with the city of Tucumcari. Appointed to be his second in command […]

Four Tucumcari Rattlers named to All-District team

TV Hagenah Four girls from the Tucumcari Rattler volleyball team were informed late this week that they had been named to their All-District Volleyball Team. The Four, Amanda Tapia, Jamie Jones, Autumn Moore and Rachel Calbert all said they were elated to have made the team and all credited both of their coaches for their […]

Players learn from camp

TV Hagenah Coach Alicia Trujillo said that almost 30 young people are out for her “Pass it, Set it, Spike it” volleyball camp going on this week at the Rattler Gymnasium each morning and afternoon. ‘Things are going really well,” said Trujillo about the progress of the camp. “We’ve got a really good number out […]

Moore, Sandoval

Ben Frank Moore Ben Frank Moore, 97, a former Tucumcari resident, died Wednesday, June 16, in his home in Port Isabel, Texas. Ben Moore was born November 25, 1907 in Utopia, Texas, the son of Lewis G. Moore and Ollie Stone. He graduated high school in Alpine, Texas. After high school, he moved with his […]

Bread lady comes to town

TV Hagenah According to many in town, one of the most eagerly awaited biannual occurrences in Tucumcari is the return of the “Bread Lady” to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. “And she is coming back again this month,” said Tucumcari Historical Museum director Bruce Nutt about the return of Mary Jane Edaakie and her family for […]

Historical Institute to see rare zebra

TV Hagenah The President of the Tucumcari Historical Institute, Duane Moore announced earlier this week that the institute will be traveling to the New Mexico Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Friday, June 11. “In the past we have traveled there on Saturday, but the ranch has changed its policy and they no […]

Historical Institute meets at Elks

TV Hagenah Tucumcari will hold its annual Historical Research Institute Meeting and Banquet Monday, April 26 and the focus of the institute will not be Tucumcari but instead it will cast its eye on Nara Visa. The meeting and banquet will have as its featured speaker Travis Nelson who will speak on “Nara Visa — […]

Politicos visit city, tell of Roundhouse

William Thompson Local business leaders and politicians were treated to a visit Friday from State Representative Brian Moore and Senator Clinton Hardin. The two Republican legislative representatives for Quay County were in town at the Holiday Inn for the 2004 Roundhouse Review luncheon to report on happenings during the recently concluded legislative session in Santa […]