Police blotter — Nov. 9

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

Our page — Nov. 2

Altrusa announces Cash Party winners Altrusa International of Tucumcari hosted their annual Cash Party on Oct. 29 at the Quay County Exhibition Center. Three hundred tickets were sold to the event with the ticket holder of the last number drawn, taking home $15,000, and the runner up taking home $500. Proceeds of the event benefit […]

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for Nov. 3-9 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Local briefs — Nov. 2

Work session being held The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a Work Session 9 a.m., Nov. 15 at City Hall to discuss water rates. The Commissioners set up the workshop during Thursday’s commission meeting, where citizens spoke out about their displeasure over the rate increase. Several residents have reported their bill increasing five-fold — from […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 3:44 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 1300 block of South Monroe Street. • At 9:36 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at […]

Locomotive stopping at Tucumcari depot

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Thomas Garcia A steam powered Union Pacific locomotive commissioned for the New Mexico’s Centennial celebration will stop Friday at the renovated Tucumcari Train Depot. “For the past two years, this has been a challenging yet rewarding process,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari MainStreet. Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop of the […]

Tucumcari student nominated for Rudy Award

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Esteban Martinez III is a semifinalist for a high school football Rudy Award, which celebrates outstanding young athletes. “The youths are selected for their ability to inspire teammates and their support of the local community,” said Sandy Henderson, public information officer for Inspireum, a Bend, Ore., company that is one of […]

Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

Tucumcari still friendly, welcoming community

Lynn Moncus As we continue to review some of the history of the territorial days, we note the comments by the John F. Worley Directory Company regarding the development of agriculture in our county. “The evolution of the vast and fertile plains around Tucumcari from grazing to agriculture is yet in its infancy but has […]