Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]

Horses ride again at local lounge

William Thompson Around 50 locals and tourists watched horses ride through the interior of Trails West Lounge on East Tucumcari Boulevard Thursday evening as part of the kickoff of the Route 66 Festival this weekend. The third annual ‘Trail Ride’ Thursday evening was part of an attempt to revive an old New Mexico tradition in […]

Camp meeting set to start

A Cowboy Camp Meeting will take place at the Bell Ranch in Mosquero Canyon on July 17 and 18. According to Donna Hazen of Mosquero the two days will be full of activities. “There will be Cowboy music and ground ropings, games for all ages, and horseshoe contests,” said Hazen. Games will take place Saturday […]

Ute Lake gets busier in 2004

David Arkin Things have been jumping for fishermen, bait stores and park officials this summer at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan. And this weekend is expected to be no different. With the July 4 weekend approaching, officials at the park say they are getting ready for large crowds, something they’ve been accustomed to […]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money […]

Ute Lake draws visitors

Eric Butler Just a week ago, a middle-aged woman sat in a lawn chair — propped up on the shady side of her recreational vehicle — and read a book next to a quiet Ute Lake. Hers was among only six RVs in the lot. That serenity ended over the weekend. By Saturday, the place […]

College rodeoers succeed in Odessa

Mesalands Community College steer wrestlers Justin Price and Winston Jim finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long round at the Odessa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. Chance Pope came close with a 13th place finish in the long round. Price and Jim went on to split the sixth and seventh places in […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

Stitching patterns of lasting friendships

By Angela Peacock The baseball playoffs are in full swing nationally, but Tucumcari’s favorite pastime this weekend is quilting. This weekend’s Tucumcari Route 66 Quilt Show is an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to come together and share hand crafted creations while meeting new friends and fellow quilters. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters, organizers of the event, are […]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas […]