Serving the High Plains

Calendar - April 24

Friday-Saturday — Tucumcari Film Festival. The annual event, themed “Visions of Frontier,” will feature films of adventure, drama and high stakes at the Odeon Theatre. For more information, go to

May 4 — Quay County rabies clinics. These four locations will offer $15 rabies shots for dogs and cats: Nara Visa fire station from 10:30 to 11:30 Central; Logan city warehouse behind the Annex from 1 to 3 p.m.; San Jon old fire station from 4 to 5 p.m.; and in Tucumcari from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the city warehouse at 302 W. Center St. Other vaccinations are available at additional cost. Please bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier.

May 4 — Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Peter Vigil and the All-Star Band and Colorado Allstarz will perform at the Tucumcari Convention Center from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Mesalands Community College and the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. During daytime at Mesalands, Miguel Timoteo, Mariachi Elvis and Willie and Olivia Romero will perform from 1 to 4 p.m.

May 20-24 — Mesalands Community College Iron Pour. This arts event resumes after the shutdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes the pouring of molten metal on Friday and opportunities for locals to make their own molds. More information on this event is coming later.

June 8 — Doc Powers Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show. This free, family-friendly event will be hosted by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration of cars will begin at 10 a.m. with a $25 fee per vehicle, which comes with a free lunch. A prize raffle will be held every 30 minutes. It includes hot food, snow cones and music by the Junction 432 Band. For more information, email [email protected] or call (719) 217-8544.

June 14-16 — Tucumcari Rawhide Days. The event at the Quay County Fairgrounds will feature a gun show, junior ranch rodeo, junior livestock show and other western competitions and attractions. More details will be announced later.

Aug. 1-4 — Rattler Reunion. This annual event will include a parade, picnics and the Saturday night banquet. For more information, go to

Aug. 7-10 — Quay County Fair.

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