How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of [...]

Tucson tragedy reminds us to help those in need

Lynn Moncus As we look back on Saturday’s incident in Arizona, we can but wonder what lies ahead. We tend to remain in awe about what goes on in our country and continue to ask what can be done to prevent even one of the atrocities. Because we feel almost as if we are on [...]

Tucumcari fatal shooting eighth for APD

Rozanna M. Martinez Monday marked the eighth fatal shooting by Albuquerque police this year, but this time the confrontation took place in Tucumcari. The suspect was heavily armed and was involved in a standoff with police for more than six hours. According to State Police, Daniel Gonzales, 56, was involved in a domestic dispute with [...]

County official claims 911 central dispatch is not working

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioner Franklin McCasland called on the Tucumcari elected officials to get more involved and more effectively manage the Quay County Central Dispatch. Central Dispatch receives 911 calls from the Quay County area and dispatches law enforcement and rescue units. McCasland told the Tucumcari City Commission at Thursday [...]

Veterans Day program ready

TV Hagenah The annual Veterans’ Day Program is ready to go said the man in charge of the celebration of America’s veterans, Harold Sloan. Sloan, the instrumental and vocal music instructor at Tucumcari High School, said the 2004 edition of the program promises to be one of the best that he has ever been involved [...]

Tucumcari children learn of drama

TV Hagenah Many children dream of being on stage and hearing the applause of an audience saluting them for performance well done. A pair of theater professionals are in Tucumcari working with a group of local children to help them experience the thrill of theatrical accomplishment. Justin Bennett and Jacki Hasty of the Missoula Children’s [...]

New minister arrives in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah The Center Street Methodist Church has a new minister. Moving into the pulpit of the Methodist church is Thomas Broom. “I’m liking it here,” said Broom. “We (his wife Patricia and he) enjoy the slower pace of life in a small town. We’re glad to get out of the rat race.” The “rat [...]

Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the [...]