Serving the High Plains

Calendar - July 10

Saturday — “Cross of Iron” book signing. Author Nick Pappas will give a presentation and sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. He also will be joined by Frank Turner, founder of the Tucumcari Railroad Museum, in the renovated east room of the Tucumcari Railroad Depot. Pappas’ book goes into the history of two coal-mining disasters in Dawson, New Mexico. The rail line from Dawson once connected to Tucumcari.

July 26-27 — Quay County 4-H Rodeo. This competition at the Quay County Fairgrounds for senior, junior and novice rodeo athletes draws from a wide region. Events, which begin at 5 p.m. daily, include bareback bronc riding, bull riding, tiedown roping, ribbon roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel racing, pole bending, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping.

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

July 27 — Ute Lake Outdoor Day. New Mexico Game & Fish is hosting the event at the Ute Lake State Park entrance from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include a poach coach, pellet gun trailer, casting demonstration, wildlife identification, archery, water safety presentation, off-highway motor vehicle simulator and more. Hot dogs, popsicles and water will be provided. Cost is $5 for a day pass.

Aug. 1-4 — 52nd annual Rattler Reunion. This annual event will include a parade, barbecue, picnics and the Saturday night banquet. The reunion host will be the Class of 1994. For more information, go to

Aug. 7-10 — Quay County Fair. The annual event at the Quay County Fairgrounds in Tucumcari will feature all sorts of livestock shows, plus fine arts and home arts competitions in the exposition center. The fair concludes with the annual Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday night.

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