Man comes home to fire

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By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man arrived home to find his living room ablaze Tuesday evening. He was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before calling the fire department. David Lopez returned to his home at 1406 S. Fourth St. around 7:30 from his sister’s house in Albuquerque, when he said he […]

Just Passin’ Through: New car means new sights to see

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By Ryan Lengerich It’s a good thing Damion Kirkland just bought a new Honda Element. He still has a long way to drive. “I just got it this year so this is the first miles that are going on it,” he said. Kirkland, 28, has the next two months free from work and is driving […]

Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned […]

Lady Rattler end regular season with loss

By Ryan Lengerich Perhaps the Lady Rattlers volleyball team has a bright future. Starting four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior Tucumcari led at some point in each game in the match against Clayton Thursday. But the Rattlers (2-17, 0-8) were unable to hang on and finished winless in the 2003 district season with a […]

Water authorities look forward to funding

Jack King: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is continuing to make preparations to request federal funding for the Ute Water Project early next year, a process known as “seeking authorization.” Cost of the project is estimated at $250 million and the board is seeking 80 percent of […]

A little history about House

Lyn Moncus:Comments from the Canyon Last Saturday, members of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute took a field trip to Hassell, the wind farm and House in order to learn a little more about Quay County and to admire the beautiful countryside as we drove along. At the Hassell Church, we were met by Mr. and Mrs. […]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came […]

Computer literacy at Mesalands

QCS Reports QCS Reports For anyone who is overwhelmed at the thought of computer programs, Mesalands Community College is offering courses to help ease the learning process. Mesalands will be offering two – one credit courses beginning Nov. 6 for students interested in learning how to use the Quicken program and another course in graphics […]

Suspected killer has Quay County ties

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By Ryan Lengerich A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department said. Eizember […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Texico

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By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less than convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy Loper dished 25 assists as the Lady Spikers swept last-place Tucumcari 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 at the Texico Sports Complex. A […]