Just Passin’ Through: Trucker measures miles in millions

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By Ryan Lengerich Doug Chambers has driven 5 1/2 million miles. Million. That would be Tucumcari to Albuquerque — 31,073 times. He’s never had a wreck and hasn’t had speeding ticket in 14 years. Chambers, a 49-year-old road warrior from St. George, Utah, has been a truck driver for 34 years. As he has done […]

Fact vs. fiction, how wild west really was

By Angela Peacock Dressed in 18th century attire with a gun holster strapped to his waist Ted Pearce suddenly transformed into Tom Sears to perform a wild west skit during the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. More than 20 archaeologist and exhibits for the statewide event will […]

Four arrested in prostitution sting

By Ryan Lengerich Rumors have persisted for months. And Wednesday, four women were arrested and charged with promoting prostitution following an undercover police sting at “The Trucker Spa” 10 miles west of Tucumcari. State police and other law enforcement officials obtained a warrant to search the green and white stucco building off Interstate 40 at […]

City to host Archaeology Fair

By Angela Peacock A hands-on approach to learning New Mexico’s cultural heritage is the whole idea behind the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair. More than 20 archaeologists will set up exhibits under trees and awnings on the grounds of Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 south Adams Street on Sept. 19 and 20. Museum Director, […]

Area residents express beliefs about Iraq war

By Angela Peacock While eight Democratic candidates bashed President Bush and his actions regaurding the war in Iraq during a televised Democratic debate at the University of New Mexico Thursday night, Quay County residents share mixed reactions about the war. Some believe America should continue stationing troops overseas while others feel there’s no point since […]

Columnist wants Americans to stand up for their beliefs

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady In most cases, I try to stay away from politics in my weekly column, however something happened last week that really riled my feathers. In Montgomery, Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore was ordered to remove a Ten Commandments monument that is located in a judicial building. Although […]

God awaits move from his people

By Pastor Lendy Borden, Abundant Life Church How many times have Christians prayed for a moved of God? If you’re like me, you’ve been believing for a long time for God to move in our community. We long to see people come to know Jesus, to get healed, to be set free from problems, marriages […]

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 […]

But there’s nothing to do in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to figure out what to write for this week’s column. I mean, Tucumcari is such a dull little burg. There’s nothing to write about. There’s the whole Route 66 thing last weekend, but I had to be out of town for that. From […]

Travellers still get their kicks

Angela Peacock Quay County residents stood side by side with hundreds of Route 66 aficionados from across the country to make unique memories this weekend during Tucumcari’s third annual Route 66 celebration. The celebration coincided with the second annual international Roadie Gathering hosted by the Route 66 Magazine. An estimated 1,200 people joined the festivities, […]