Rattler reunion planning to begin

Rattler Class of 1997: Time to plan Rattler Reunion The class of 1997 will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Pow Wow Restaurant & Lizard Lounge. The meeting is to plan events for the Rattler Reunion. For more information, call Heather Ferguson at 815-9276.

“Mrs. Tucumcari” celebrates 89 years

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When 39-year-old Bettie Ditto came from Chicago to Tucumcari in 1955, she said she was not intending to stay. She inherited Route 66’s Lins Motor Lodge after her dad’s death and said she planned to sell the place as quickly as possible and make a beeline back to the Windy City. […]

Friends gather on Super Sunday

By William Thompson Some area residents said they used Super Bowl Sunday as an excuse to get together to watch, or talk, as the New England Patriots took the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. American Legion Post 19 in Conchas held a pregame chili cook-off and patrons of the Pow Wow Lounge in Tucumcari […]

Lounges offer free transport

William Thompson Two Route 66 lounges, the Trails Westand the Pow Wow, now offer free rides home to patrons who have had too much to drink. Karen Alarcon, co-owner of Trails West, said she hopes customers will take advantage of the free service. “We have an employee that recently offered to give people rides home […]

Long time friends find Pow Wow perfect first stop on northern trip

By Ryan Lengerich In the early evening Thursday, two men and one woman sat surrounded by empty tables and chairs at the Pow-Wow Inn on W. Tucumcari Blvd. With cold beer in hand they relaxed from a 10-hour road trip that covered 494 miles. Don Garvin, wife Alice and friend Joel Mayer have spent several […]