Tucumcari’s golf course gets new pro

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As a member of the Pro Golf Association since 1974, Howie Tucker is an experienced golf professional. He has worked at courses in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. He worked at the Ryder Cup — an American versus European golf tournament — in 1993, and served on the PGA […]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]

Job shadowing gives students hands on training, including writing this article and taking the photo

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By Daniella Pacheco: Quay County Sun Shadow On Friday Tucumcari High School teacher Antonio Pacheco had his students join-in on job shadowing. “This is great to have the students see how school work sets up for a successful future,” Pacheco said. “I think what they realize is that their school work is vital at the […]

Wrestlers place in state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team went to Albuquerque last weekend for the Class 3A state tournament. Brian Lopez, Justin Garcia and Michael Baca each placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. Lopez lost his final match 3-1 on Saturday to finish second in the state. […]

New commish to begin

TV Hagenah Two newly elected officials who had not served in the positions before they were elected were sworn into their positions Monday afternoon. One of the two, new Quay County Clerk Ellen White ran unopposed for her seat in November’s elections. New Quay County Commissioner Bill Curry ran against and upset incumbent Jeffrey Lewalling. […]

Senate race Clinton Harden

TV Hagenah Clinton Harden 1. What is it that makes this senatorial district special to you? 1. This senatorial district is special to me for many reasons, and first and foremost, it is special because of the resilient people who live here. I am proud to represent them. The quality of life we have in […]

Documentary featuring locals wins Emmy

Tom Drake and TV Hagenah A documentary featuring work in Tucumcari and five other New Mexico Route 66 communities to restore historic neon signs has won the Rocky Mountain Emmy, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division announced earlier in the week. The PBS production, “Route 66, the Neon Road” documents the award-winning Route 66 Neon […]

Municipal League meeting deemed success

TV Hagenah After three days, the Municipal League Meeting that brought almost 700 individuals to Tucumcari has ended. Those 684 attending the conference went to meetings, took part in demonstrations, listened to speakers and finally listened to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson praise their work and dedication to their home communities. Attending the meeting were […]

Xcel employees rodeo

TV Hagenah Two Tucumcari natives traveled to Lubbock last week and took part in a rodeo, but it was unlike most rodeos. There were no horses to be ridden, no steers to be roped and no bulls to be survived. The reason for the lack of animals was that the two competing, Joe Barnett and […]

Top cop brings experience to Logan

William Thompson Bob Gore, Logan’s First Officer in Charge, brings to the job over thirty years of law enforcement experience. Gore began in Tucson then spent time as an officer in Portales and San Jon. He made Lieutenant working for the Rock Springs, Wyo. Police Department before coming back to eastern New Mexico. Gore said […]