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 […]

Program helps local boys

TV Hagenah Improving all of the playgrounds in Tucumcari is important to the city said Tucumcari City Administrator Clara Rey for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the young people are the citizens of tomorrow, but for the four young men doing many of the improvements, it has some special […]

Female officer returns from academy

William Thompson Patrolman Patricia Earle of the Tucumcari Police Department returned to active duty recently after a five-month stint at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe. Earle underwent mental and physical training in order to be certified as a police officer. She said it was a little difficult coming back to routine […]

Schools focus on renovations

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Schools will be spending nearly 2.5 million dollars on a number of construction and renovation projects over the next year and a half. The bulk of the funding will come from the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to Tucumcari Superintendent of Schools William Reents, Phd., said […]

Work begins on bridge

TV Hagenah Tuesday, April 20 will see work officially beginning at the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 between Tucumcari and San Jon. According to New Mexico Department of Transportation Spokesperson Christina Romero, April 20 at 10 a.m. will be the day and time for the official ground-breaking ceremony which will inaugurate the beginning […]

Museum educates, entertains

TV Hagenah A museum dealing with dinosaurs is, by definition, something dealing with very old things. But according to those involved with Mesalands Dinosaur Museum the young are what make it fun. “It is so much fun when these groups come in here,” said museum director Craig Currell about groups of students from near and […]

Gadgets – not always labor saving devices

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about the many gadgets we have to make life more confusing even though are supposed to make it easier. Some of us are reasonably sure they have lives of their own and decide to attack just about the time we are in a relaxed mode. They rarely […]

Artists display favorite works

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]

City road work continues

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari officials said road work in town is flowing along well and “weather permitting” promises to have three more roads in town in good shape by mid-January. Tucumcari Director of Community Development Doug Powers said work on Rock Island St. is in the final stages and work on Seventh St. has begun […]

Man creates art from scrap

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By Angela Peacock When Mike Lucero wants to relax he usually does so by using the skills he’s obtained by taking art courses at Mesalands Community College to create masterpieces out of scrap metal. Lucero started off working with wood, but after taking a bronzing course from Djean Jawrunner at Mesalands he discovered his new […]