Obits Dec 31

Arturo S. “Casey” Martinez Arturo S. “Casey” Martinez, 70, a well known educator and a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Friday following an illness. Arturo was born on Oct. 23, 1933 in Madera and attended Espanola Schools and graduated from Northern New Mexico Normal High School. He received his B.A. from New Mexico […]

Events scheduled for Veterans Day

By Angela Peacock Show a sense of patriotism and join Tucumcari residents in paying respects to the men and women who have fought to keep this country safe and free. Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremonies at11 a.m., Tuesday at Veterans Park on Main and Third Street […]

Educators want parental involvement

By Angela Peacock A family affair, in which parents get involved to help their children receive the best education possible, is the mission behind Mesalands Community College’s Family Academy. The college has been working with Tucumcari schools and local parents to design the after-school program to assist children with special academic needs. Teachers refer the […]

Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]

A little history about House

Lyn Moncus:Comments from the Canyon Last Saturday, members of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute took a field trip to Hassell, the wind farm and House in order to learn a little more about Quay County and to admire the beautiful countryside as we drove along. At the Hassell Church, we were met by Mr. and Mrs. […]

Mesalands growth spans six years

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College has released the latest numbers showing the enrollment trends at the College since 1997, when the first level of accreditation was granted. Using the state mandated “Third Friday Census” for establishing enrollment for each semester the Fall 2003 numbers are have increased. Headcount shows an increase of 98 percent for […]

Air show unites area

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By Ryan Lengerich At 12.55 p.m. the skies opened up and the stunts got wilder at the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show. An overcast and cold morning was a sharp contrast from the afternoon, when clear skies and sun led to sunburned foreheads for those on hand at Wednesday’s event. “The crowd was […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

Voting ‘yes’ will provide needed funding

Letter to the Editor What does Republican Senator Domenici have in common with Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman, Governor Bill Richardson, business leaders, former Governor Garry Carruthers, and public school employees and parents? They all agree that we New Mexicans should invest our Permanent School Fund money where it is needed; where it was intended….in our […]

Rec. center keeps kids off streets

By Angela Peacock When school is out Orlando Nathan and his friends Antonio Vasquez, Alex Page and Emilio Castaneda can be found at their favorite hang-out, the local recreation center. The 15-year-old boys meet at the recreational center after school each day around 5:30 p.m. to play basketball, lift weights but mostly they said to […]