Tucumcari looks at races, casino

David Arkin Tucumcari could receive a huge economic boost if a plan to bring a race track and casino to the city moves forward. According to Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., officials are in the early planning stages of landing a race track and casino in the area. However, there are […]

Madrid, Curry, Frost win

TV Hagenah Most were not expecting a huge turnout at Tuesday’s election and according to Quay County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford that was, for the most part, what they got. Despite that, people were chosen to serve or to compete again in November. Quay County had two different competitions on the ballot for county commissioner, one […]

Hodge announces for Quay County Commission

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge has entered the race for the Second District Quay County Commissioner’s race. He has lived in Quay County since 1984. He is married and has three children. He was an agent for Plateau Cell Phones a division of New Liberty until the railroad and trucking industries moved out of the area. […]

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 […]

Motor vehicles show stuff at celebration

By Dave Gragg The fascination with Route 66 is a reflection on the nation’s fascination with the vehicles that drove down it, so a celebration of the Mother Road wouldn’t be complete without activities for cars and motorcycles. This weekend’s activities should fit the bill nicely. Friday night’s car cruise/poker run starts 5:30 p.m. at […]

Solar cars return to Tucumcari

Dave Gragg The strange little cars that buzzed through Tucumcari two years ago are making their way back as the second biennial American Solar Challenge comes back down Route 66. The 2,300-mile race is the longest in the world, traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles using only the sun’s rays to power their bizarre-looking craft. […]