Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]

Local youth excels in science know-how

TV Hagenah Nikki Harman,a freshman at Tucumcari High School, competed in the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Portales, March 6. As she has done before, for that matter as most of her family has done before, she did well. The 15 year old received second place in her division of Environmental […]

Computers — not for everyone

TV Hagenah I am not good with computers. For heaven’s sake, the only web I know anything about is Charlotte’s. I admit it. I am not computer literate. I’m still trying to figure out how to work the little paddles in Pong. When it comes to using my fingers on a keyboard, my wife says […]

Track and Field begins

William Thompson Track coach Wayne Ferguson put runners through their paces recently as track and field practice began for Tucumcari High School boys and girls. Coach Ferguson said the teams have been working on strength conditioning since early February. “We’ve been working on total body workouts in the gym and weightroom,” said Ferguson. “Track events […]

Truancy addressed

William Thompson Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law recently a measure designed to curtail truancy on the part of New Mexico students. Tucumcari High School Assistant Principal , Rex Maddaford, who oversees attendance at the high school, said it was about time. “We have had a real problem with unexcused absences here at the school,” […]

Encinas named coach of year

William Thompson Tucumcari High School wrestling coach Eddie Encinias was recently named wrestling Coach of the Year for class A -AAA by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Encinias said he was surprised by the news. “I called up some of the other wrestling coaches around the state and asked them how this had […]

Anti-bullying guidelines released in area

William Thompson The University of Colorado Anti-Bullying Project released information recently for parents and teachers designed to help them recognize bullying behavior in students and Tucumcari educators are taking note. According to the report, warning signs that a child may be suffering the effects of bullying include poor attendance, loss of appetite and poor sleeping […]

Snow buffets area

TV Hagenah A heavy dose of snow hit the Quay County area on Tuesday prompting both school and road closures in addition to contributing to a number of weather related vehicle accidents both in town and on roads and highway throughout the area. The National Weather Service said Tucumcari was hit by approximately six inches […]

Teachers learn new ways of handling misbehavior

William Thompson Around 60 high school and middle school teachers met at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday to learn more effective ways to handle misbehavior on the part of students. The day-long workshop was presented by Rick Dahlgren, founder of The Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Dahlgren said the goal of his workshop was to show […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]