Learning to do nothing during summer break takes effort

Helena Rodriguez I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to shake out of […]

Science fair commences

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Municipal School’s annual Science Fair has convened at the Tucumcari Convention Center and budding scientists from fourth through 12th grades are displaying their scientific knowledge ranging from growing plants to making thermometers, to discussing magnetic fields. This year’s fair even has active volcanoes and baking soda in bottles blowing up balloons. According […]

Bond ‘B’ could help area colleges

Ryan Lengerich Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities and colleges around the […]

Construction to begin on 1-40

Fisher Sand and Gravel of Albuquerque is the low bidder for the reconstruction of I-40 between Newkirk and Tucumcari, according to New Mexico Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught. Construction will begin after the Department of Transportation finalizes the contract and completes a two month review process. This project is one of more than 40 transportation and […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Mayor proclaims MLK day official

QCS Reports During the second December meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Mayor Calvin L. Litchfield has officially proclaimed that Monday, Jan. 19 will be declared Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Tucumcari. “I urge all citizens to join me in the celebration thereof and to take this opportunity to reflect upon […]