Two dead in Ute Lake drowning

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

obits 8/30

Donna Wegner Donna Wegner, 65, of Clovis died Aug. 25, 2003 at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1938 to Andrew Clyde and Willa Mae Saunders Hillis in Petit, Texas. Mrs. Wegner married Pete Wegner and was raised in Clovis and for the past 33 years had made Tucumcari. She had worked […]

Obits 8/27

Charles Haldane Charles Haldane died Aug. 23, 2003, at his home in San Jon. He was born April 2, 1936 in Franklin County, Indiana. Mr. Haldane joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and proudly served his country for 22 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He then went to work for Lockheed […]

Christians need to follow Jesus Christ’s examples

By Jim Witcher, First Christian Church Christianity’s problem is Christians who don’t act Christ like! We are taught in Scripture to imitate Christ in everything. And yet many Christians do just the opposite. When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ walked the earth he loved everyone. You cannot find a single example where he said […]

Columnist wants Americans to stand up for their beliefs

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady In most cases, I try to stay away from politics in my weekly column, however something happened last week that really riled my feathers. In Montgomery, Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore was ordered to remove a Ten Commandments monument that is located in a judicial building. Although […]

Rookie QB ready for first snap

By Ryan Lengerich Last season as wide receiver junior Chris McCasland was the feature target for Rattlers quarterback Sam Nunn. Now as quarterback he assumes a new role — as every opposing defensive player’s feature target. Raised in Tucumcari, McCasland developed as a wide receiver throughout grade school. After a short stint as running back […]

Coach has team focused on first game, not another championship

By Ryan Lengerich The top of each Rattler player’s four-inch wide by 11-inch long card reads “Rattler game preparation schedule” followed by a blank space. Hand written in each space is the name of Friday’s opponent — Menaul. Since this season’s first practice, Rattler players have used the cards to track lifting statistics and workouts […]

Nice nails, less travel

By Angela Peacock Weeks before Tucumcari’s newest business opened its doors to the public, potential customers were ready to spend their cash. A Nail Plus located at 805 south Second Street in Tucumcari has been open for business since Aug. 11. Before then, nail technician Alex Baca estimated at least 50 messages were left on […]

Quay County to house second wind farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP, announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind-power project, which is located on the caprock south an west San Jon about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the […]

Depth could be key to team’s success

By Ryan Lengerich Everyone it seems has an opinion about what the defending state champion Rattlers must do to fill the void left by eight graduated seniors including four starters. “I think most of it’s heart,” Nick Wiegal, junior defensive end, tight end and full back said. “I think there are some freshman who come […]