Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]

Special election Tuesday

A special election for the District 3 city commissioner will be held Tuesday, July 13. The election will have three individuals — James Witcher, Ron Wilmot, and Paula Chacon — vying for the commission seat left vacant with the death of Mayor Calvin Litchfield during the winter. The July 13 election date was the first […]

Circus comes to Tucumcari

William Thompson The Culpepper-Merriweather Great Combined Circus will raise the big top on the morning of March 31 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The circus will present two 90 minute performances at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Terri Moss, Home Office manager for Culpepper-Meriweather, said Tucumcari residents should expect a wide variety of entertainment. “There […]