Tucumcari’s economic success discussed at town hall meeting

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Thomas Garcia Keys to Tucumcari’s economic development success are community collaboration and engaging the youth, said a leadership and economic development consultant. Fifty local residents attended a town hall meeting Wednesday led by Malin Wall, founder and director of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development. “There are many well intentioned groups and people doing […]

Student muralists hope to bring visitors to Mosquero

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Thomas Garcia To the north of Quay County sits the small community of Mosquero, where its school students are trying to revitalize the town through murals based on Harding County’s history. Mosquero High School senior Jerome Wheeler and junior Gabriel Trujillo have been working with their classmates to prepare three walls of local business buildings […]

Taking time to know your local retailers

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have called this place home throughout our lives tend to try to shop here as much as possible and to make the best of the changes through which our town has gone. Once upon a time we had several grocery stores and a few meat markets in which […]

Chance encounter

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Chelle Delaney A blind date and love of animals has landed Tucumcari a new equine specialist. For more than a year, veterinarian Elizabeth “Bessie” R. Babits has been coming to Tucumcari from Taos to visit. Now she’s here to stay and is beginning to establish a practice here as well. Romancing Steve Floeck may have […]

Couple brings cross to town

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple stopped in Tucumcari as they travel across New Mexico on a mission to share a gift of faith. Gene and Inez Lovato visited the residence of Jimmy and Gloria Rivera with some precious cargo. In the back of a enclosed travel trailer laid a six-foot crucifix […]

Market area’s natural assets, leave the headaches and heartaches of casinos alone

By Nancy Hoff I was appalled when I read in the newspaper that over 8,000 signatures have been collected in favor of the proposed racetrack/casino. I wondered where these signatures had come from as there certainly are not 8,000 supporters in Tucumcari. If Clovis and Amarillo want a casino so bad, let them fight for […]

Racino not what entire town wants

By Brian Haines Last week we held a rather well advertised rally regarding the potential coming of a “racino” to our community. During the course of the week I overheard several statements made that I wanted to use this forum to address: First: at some point it was stated that “99 percent” of Tucumcari residents […]

Now that’s mudslinging

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John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or the other […]

April 26, 2008 Around Town

Tres arrives …J.W. and Joni Norris of Lubbock, Texas, celebrated the birth of their son, Tres Norris, on March 17. The proud grandparents of Tres are Cindy and Craig Brashear of San Jon, Kenn Romero of Dallas and Jim and Sarah Norris of Tucumcari. The great-grandparents delighting in Tres’s arrival are Tom and Pat Meier […]

Letters to Editor: Cooperative spirit to clean up

I’d like to start this letter out on a positive note: Tucumcari has a lot of people who take pride in keeping their homes and businesses looking good. And I appreciate that as I’m sure many people do. However, I’m afraid those aren’t the properties that stand out to our visitors who come to town. […]