Mesalands gets new small business head

TV Hagenah The new director of the Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center, David Buchen, is, according to Mesalands Public Information Officer John Yearout, in place and already looking for ways to improve the business community of Tucumcari and surrounding areas. Buchen, on his part, said he has already started making contacts in the […]

Hospital hires new administrator

TV Hagenah Just a month after popular Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skateblund left Tucumcari, a new administrator for the hospital has been hired for the Tucumcari facility. David Bailey of Monticello, Ind. will be taking command of the Tucumcari hospital at the beginning of January, said D. Rush who has been […]

Volunteers salute Veterans Day with flags at cemetery

TV Hagenah As the blustery wind blew Wednesday afternoon, a handful of men and women wandered through Memorial Park Cemetery reading each headstone. When they found anything on the incription of the headstones that said the individual lying there had been a member of the U.S. military while alive, they put a small 8 X […]

Police chief gives Halloween advice

TV Hagenah Tucumcari police chief Dennis Townsend said with Halloween parties and celebrations, trick or treating the weekend could promise to be dangerous and they should take certain precautions to keep people safe. “Everyone should remember to not drink and drive and parents should take extra care in preparing for trick or treating,” said Townsend. […]

No school for Conchas

TV Hagenah CONCHAS LAKE – At its height it educated 25 students grades kindergarten through sixth grade, but those days are long gone, and because of that, Conchas Elementary School held its last class in May. The school was established over fifty years ago and had as its mission statement to educate the people around […]

Election – Ron Wilmot

Name: Ron Wilmot Age: 53 Profession: Tucumcari Convention Center Director 1. What is it that makes Tucumcari uniquely Tucumcari? 1. “Tucumcari has a small town atmosphere with a small town quality of life,” spouts our Economic Development Corporation website. Tucumcari may be where the legends began, but it is time to leave the past and […]

D-Day anniversary reaffirms belief in prayer

Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Render therefore to all their […]

KC bicyclists tours West

William Thompson Tommy Small, a man who hasn’t driven a car in over five years, left his home in Kansas City May 1 and expects to tour the western United States for the next five months on his bicycle. Small passed through Tucumcari Wednesday afternoon preparing to get on Interstate-40 on his way to Santa […]

Bridge work about to start on Route 66

TV Hagenah On a lonely stretch of old Route 66 between San Jon and Tucumcari nearly 80 people gathered Tuesday morning to take part in a ceremony that would serve as the first step to put the road back into use. Tuesday had been set aside by state officials as the official ground breaking for […]

Looking like Santa a big responsibility

TV Time: TV Hagenah Editor’s note: This column is the first of a semi regular series by the Quay County Sun’s new managing editor that will run periodically in the paper. They are meant as humor. I love Christmas. When you look like I do, you have to. For those not familiar with this editor, […]