Serving the High Plains

Calendar - May 22

Through Saturday — Mesalands Community College Iron Pour. This arts event resumes after a one-year hiatus. It includes the pouring of molten metal at 1 p.m. Friday and opportunities for locals to make their own molds for metal artwork.

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 8 — Tucumcari Rotary Club Lobster Dinner & Dance. This event at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge from 6:30 to 10 p.m. serves as a scholarship fundraiser. It will feature a lobster drop raffle and music from Limited Edition. The $35 tickets can be purchased at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce or bought online at

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.

July 27 — St. Anne’s Fiesta. The annual event by the St. Anne’s Catholic Church will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the school and Hammond Hall with games, music, food, fiesta baskets and a raffle ticket drawing. For more information, call fiesta chairs Niva Romero at (575) 403-5182 or Emily Johnson at (575) 403-8726.

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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