Amistad celebrates centennial Saturday
For its 100th birthday, historic Amistad is going all out on Saturday to celebrate with a day of fun and in recognition of the national day of the “America Cowboy.”

Planned events include: pioneer exhibits from area museums, Blue Grass and Western music all day, a flea and farmer’s market (you can load up and bring items for sale outside at no charge), chuck wagons, horse shoeing, sack races, horse shoe pitching, goat dressing, chicken roping, bronze sculpture and much, much more.
There will also be tours of the 1906-1907 Montgomery Ward Kit house, historic gym and school and the church, established in 1909, and a tour of Old Amistad by wagon-buggy ride.

For more information about the celebration, call (505) 633-2251 or (505) 633-2246.

Everyone is also encouraged to participate in the jamboree: Just show up or call (806) 935-2235 or 505-633-2805.

Drinking water report available for review
The City of Tucumcari Water System has made its annual consumer confidence drinking water report available in the following locations: Schlientz Memorial Library, 602 S. Second St.; City Hall, 215 E. Center St., the Municipal Laboratory, 1824 N. Rock Island, and the Community Development Center, 518 S. Eighth Street and the on the Internet at

Free vaccinations offered for children
In a program called, “Shots for Tots to Teens,” The Quay County Family Health Center will open its doors to vaccinate children from 0 – 18 years of age on Aug.12, from 8 a.m. to noon. These immunization services are offered at no cost to the parent, regardless of the child’s insurance status.

Parents should bring the child’s shot records and, if applicable, insurance information. Health center staff will administer any necessary age-appropriate vaccinations.

The Presbyterian Medical Services facility, Quay County Family Health Center, is participating in the annual “Shots for Tots to Teens,” through the sponsorship of the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) with support from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA).

Quay County Family Health Center is located at 1302 East Main Street. For more information call the center at (505) 461-2200 or call KOAT-TV toll free information line, (800) 678-5628.

State parks continue to enforce fire restrictions
Though most of New Mexico’s 34 State Parks have lifted statewide fire restrictions, six state parks will continue to enforce restrictions imposed by local or federal entities, until further notice.
Those parks are: Fenton Lake State Park at Jemez Springs, Navajo Lake State Park near Farmington , Ute Lake State Park at Logan, Cimarron Canyon State Park near Cimarron, Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton and Oasis State Park at Portales.
Parks that remain under fire restrictions will not permit open campfires, but will allow the use of cooking or heating devices that use kerosene, white gas or propane as fuel in an area cleared of vegetation for at least 30 feet or that have a water source.

For all other parks, campfires will once again be permitted in campgrounds and other developed sites where grills and stoves are provided.

Fireworks are never allowed within sstate parks.

In addition, effective July 10, Sugarite Canyon State Park has reopened the Soda Pocket Campground and Gambel Oak area including all park trails, which were closed on July 3.

Precipitation resulting from recent rains prompted National Forest and State Forestry officials to lift fire restrictions last week; however, visitors are asked to continue to be firesafe and not to have a false sense of security about campfires or other sources of ignition because of rainfall. Despite precipitation, fires can ignite from fuels that dry up quickly in only a few days of hot weather.

To check out the parks’ fire restriction updates on the internet visit: or call (888)-667-2757.