March, services honor Martin Luther King

TV Hagenah On a cold Monday morning, almost 50 people gathered at the southwest corner of Tucumcari’s Northside Park to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King by marching a short distance and then attending a brief service in his honor at a nearby church. The people, ranging from youths to senior citizens, walked approximately [...]

Community church service set for Sunday

QCS Reports The sixth-annual Community Church Service is scheduled to take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center Sunday, and according to Rev. James Witcher of Tucumcari he is expecting a good turnout. “Well, we had over 400 people last year,” said Witcher, “and we’re putting out more than 450 chairs this year. And we can [...]

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 [...]

Bank wins statewide award

QCS Reports The First National Bank of New Mexico has been awarded the 2003 VIVA Award from the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. The bank was honored at the Business Recognition Awards Banquet Thursday at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque. The VIVA Award is presented to businesses demonstrating vision, investment, vitality [...]

Concert unites music fans

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By Ryan Lengerich The Air Force Band of the West jazzed up Tucumcari Tuesday evening and was treated to a standing ovation by the audience. More than 450 jazz and big band fans of all ages attended the hour and a half show by “Dimensions in Blue,” a 20-person unit of the United States Air [...]

MVD answers customer concerns

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By Angela Peacock After hearing complaints about service at the local office of the Motor Vehicle Division, the chief of the organization has instituted measures to improve his office’s standing. Since Gov. Bill Richardson’s June visit to Tucumcari, MVD Bureau Chief Raul Alvarez said the customer service at Tucumcari DMV has seen a drastic turnaround. [...]

City says ambulance does well in first year

By Dave Gragg City officials say they have been able to run the ambulance service cheaper without sacrificing quality after taking over the service from a private company last year. The city had contracted with Tucumcari EMT for four years to run the ambulance service for $89,500 a year. The company was owned by Tucumcari [...]

Airport measure altered

By Gary Mitchell Air service to Clovis and other similar-sized communities was jeopardized recently by potential congressional action. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Bingaman and fellow senators beat back an initiative last week that would have forced some of New Mexico’s communities that take part in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program [...]