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 — [...]

Museum educates, entertains

TV Hagenah A museum dealing with dinosaurs is, by definition, something dealing with very old things. But according to those involved with Mesalands Dinosaur Museum the young are what make it fun. “It is so much fun when these groups come in here,” said museum director Craig Currell about groups of students from near and [...]

Mesalands receives more bucks

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has approved two financial appropriations for Mesalands Community College sending an additional $240,000 to the community college. The funds will be divided between the college’s Dinosaur Museum with $100,000 and intercollegiate athletics with $140,000. According to spokesman for Mesalands John Yearout, in obtaining the funds, the Tucumcari community college will [...]

Reception to be visiting time

Lynn Moncus By now, most of you have heard that members of Tucumcari Historical research Institute Board of Directors are planning a reception in recognition of the publication of “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” on Saturday afternoon, March 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Although my name appears [...]

Comments from the Canyons – Visiting

Lynn Moncus During the last few weeks, this woman from Ima surely has enjoyed phone calls and visits with friends from Quay County. From the time we moved into town in 1939, I have had eye strain from looking for people from throughout the area and having a chance to do some talking and listening. [...]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload [...]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet [...]

Support local museum

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon If you missed the events at Tucumcari Historical Museum last weekend, you missed one of the most exciting times we have had there this century. The New Mexico Archaeologists were there en masse and had more to tell us than we could possibly begin to learn. Just viewing their [...]

Fair, a can’t miss event

By Lynn Moncus As Sept. 19 and 20 draw near, excitement mounts at Tucumcari Historical Museum. Bruce Nutt is doing handsprings while trying to get everything in readiness for the coming state archaeology Fair. Connie Montano has been delivering posters and cards as well as helping Bruce with the chores around the museum. If any [...]