Bingo raises money for Rally

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By TV Hagenah Many of the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars got together Thursday evening to help out someone helping out someone else. According to the commander of the Tucumcari VFW post Oracio Encinias, the Thursday bingo was to help out the organizers of the Mother Road Rally planned for June to get […]

Obeying the Lord may be difficult

By Debra Whittington Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to […]

Night show gets mixed reviews

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By Ryan Lengerich Low visibility and strong winds tortured the pilots Tuesday night at Tucumcari’s first night air show. One of the nights featured performers, hang glider Dan Buchanan never left the garage due to high winds. Spectators had mixed reviews about the show. “It was kind of a cool show, we just could have […]

First night show to say ‘thanks’

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By Ryan Lengerich Tune in your radio and look to the sky. For the first time, the Rotary Club will present an night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. But most the action can be seen anywhere in the city, said show organizer Bob McClelland Jr. Radio station KTNM 1400 AM […]

Roadies hit town

By Dave Gragg Call it a Tucumcari tradition. Six cowboys and cowgirls took a trail ride through the Trails West Lounge on Thursday night, kicking off this weekend’s Route 66 celebration with a throwback to an earlier era. “It started years and years ago,” said Bob Bonds, one of the wranglers to grab a beer […]

Tucumcari way station for caravans

Dave Gragg Old ’vette, new ’vette; red ’vette, blue ’vette. Not to mention yellows, oranges, blacks and silvers. In fact, there were more than 200 Corvettes in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday as they headed east in a cross-country caravan. Most of the Corvette owners who arrived Monday night were part of the Southern California […]

Buildup, neglect preceded fire

By Dave Gragg Tucumcari city crews worked Friday to spread around the still-smoldering remains of a Tuesday night brush pile north of town. The massive pile of branches had been gathering for years, waiting for city workers to chip them into mulch, but it had not been getting done on a regular basis, said City […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]