Local takes top honors at Ranch HOrse contest

Ranch hands from throughout the west gathered in November to competed for the title of Top working Ranch Horse and among the winners was a Tucumcari resident and his horse. Winning in the open/senior class was Terry Riddle, 23, and his horse Marvelous Sonitalena from Tucumcari. Riddle, a recent graduate at ENMU in Portales, won […]

Wind farm battles deadlines, weather

TV Hagenah While many are pleased with the rain that has come to Quay County in the last four months, Cielo Wind Power Systems is not. “The rain is no friend of ours,” said Walt Hornaday of Cielo Wind Power. The company who is in charge of the construction of 80 wind turbines on the […]

Tucumcari children learn of drama

TV Hagenah Many children dream of being on stage and hearing the applause of an audience saluting them for performance well done. A pair of theater professionals are in Tucumcari working with a group of local children to help them experience the thrill of theatrical accomplishment. Justin Bennett and Jacki Hasty of the Missoula Children’s […]

Witcher chosen in special election

TV Hagenah A total of 91 votes were cast in the District 3 Special Election to choose the city commissioner to represent that district and not even the winner of the commission seat, Jim Witcher was happy about that part of his win. “First of all I am disappointed that with 650 people registered to […]

Boat builder builds ‘em big

TV Hagenah It’s not unusual for someone raised near the sea to build model boats, but for a landlubber born and raised in Tucumcari to created scale models, that stand as tall as some sixth graders. That is unusual. Yet, that is exactly what Bill Shays does to keep his mind occupied as he sits […]

AHQA to have Tucumcari competition

Special to the Sun The NMQHA special event Working Cowhorse, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved special event will be May 23 at the Quay County Arena in Tucumcari. American Quarter Horse Shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes. This special event is just for working cow horse enthusiasts. People who exhibit at an […]