Portales says yes to Sunday alcohol sales

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Alisa Boswell Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials described the flow of voters as steady most of the day, but only a fraction of the city’s 6,007 registered voters […]

Early residents eager to settle in state

As we prepare to celebrate the 100th birthday of New Mexico, we might look back to see what was happening in our area as we became a state. By looking at a few of the businesses already in place, we can see how our growth had begun during territorial days. For instance, we had contractors […]

Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any […]

Residents present petition to city commission

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission received a petition in opposition to a potential purchase of property to create a joint office for the city and Quay County. Sue Dowell said during the Thursday city commission meeting that the petition included more than 600 signatures from Tucumcari and Quay County residents against the purchase of […]

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

Child Sense: Remember your child’s dominant sense while starting a garden together

Priscilla J. Dunstan Family activities are wonderful for creating memories, building family unity and having fun. It’s important to pick activities that the whole family can enjoy, remembering that not everyone enjoys things in exactly the same way. Building a spring garden together, while using each child’s dominant sense, can make each part of the […]

Community briefs — May 4

British coaches offer free clinic Youth soccer registration will take place Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Rattler Field. Kids registering for summer camp will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball and jersey. Kids who want to participate in a free clinic hosted by British soccer coaches can show up with a soccer ball. The […]

Commodities to be distributed

Commodities will be distributed Feb. 16 at the Travis Nelson building, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. They will be distributed at the north side of the exhibit building at the fairgrounds.

Rose: EPA may assist Sands Dorsey demolition

Thomas Garcia City officials may have found a source of funding to assist the city in the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building, said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. “We are excited that we are finally making progress on this issue,” said Rose. Rose said the money to dispose of the hazardous debris in the […]

Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966 The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held […]