Comments from the Canyon

Thanks to Joan Vance we now have water lilies in the tank at Tucumcari Historical Museum. She supplied a whole heard of gold fish last year and bothered to mention that show also had water lilies. Of course, this woman from Ima was delighted because both donations revived many fond memories of the childhood in […]

Spelling Bee a chance of a lifetime for Tucumcari teen

Learning a lesson in responsibility won Tucumcari Middle School seventh-grader Michael Martinez the trip of a lifetime. Martinez recently represented eastern New Mexico at the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. after winning the regional competition in Clovis after correctly spelling “diadem,” which means “a crown of jewels, specifically worn as a […]

Jacobs

Harold Lumpee Jacobs, 71, of Berryville, Va. died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester. He was born Nov. 28, 1931 to Eugene and Emma Jacobs in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Jacobs was in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and served in Vietnam. He was an American Legion, VFW, DAV, […]

Garcia

Epimenia Garcia, 69, of Tucumcari, died Friday, June 6, 2003 in her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1933 in Garita. Mrs. Garcia was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers and the Crucillistas. She is preceded in death by her parents Stero and Domitila Garcia; one sister, […]

Baxter Black

Only in America. Two summers ago Mexican smugglers abandoned a group of illegal immigrants in the Arizona desert. Fourteen died and the survivors were rescued and cared for at our expense. Then they were deported. Now the families and friends and lawyers of the fourteen who died are sueing..guess who? The smugglers? The Mexican government? […]

Children learn fine art of sewing from home ec teacher

Angela Peacock Stitching a sense of pride and accomplishment is what Lucy Nials believes children gain from attending her sewing classes. Nials, a retired Tucumcari home economics teacher, volunteers her time to teach sewing for more than one reason. She said not only does the activity give children a positive hobby to do in their […]

Richardson promises help for schools

Angela Peacock Improving education was the main topic of discussion by Gov. Bill Richardson during Thursday afternoon’s town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Richardson proposed two educational amendments for voters to consider before the September elections. First he wants to establish a new state education position, the Secretary of Education, who will sit […]

Wind farm nearing completion

By Dave Gragg Construction on 204-megawatt wind farm between House and Fort Sumner should be finished by the first of July. Actual operation should begin three weeks after that. Crews are finished setting up almost half of the towers. Now that the foundations have been laid, a crane puts up the first two sections of […]