Former area DA placed on memorial

William Thompson Victor Breen, former tenth judicial district court district attorney, based in Quay County, was honored Monday at a ceremony in South Carolina attended by district attorneys from around the nation. Breen, who was shot and killed in 1971 as he was getting in his car to drive to court, was honored by having […]

Developers clash with officials

Mike Linn Two area developers with big plans for Ute Lake have met resistance from officials who fear development may contaminate the lake’s water, reserved as a future drinking supply for residents of Eastern New Mexico. Clovis’ Sid Strebeck and Logan developer Warren Frost, who both sell lots along Ute Lake’s south shore but are […]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. […]

Amistad Charter School sponsosrs political forum

Amistad Charter School is sponsoring an ice cream social and pie auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, to provide an opportunity for the public to meet the political candidates for Northeastern New Mexico. The candidates will begin speaking at 7 p.m. with the pie auction immediately following. Each candidate will have five to seven […]

Tucumcari Library holds ‘Story Time’

TV Hagenah According to Tucumcari Public Library Technician Erica Lopez, registration time has arrived for Story Time at the Library. “This year we’re going to be doing something different,” said Lopez. We’re going to have three different sessions that will be open to the public. We’re hoping this will be more convenient for the mothers […]

First Baptist Chruch Round up features fiddler

TV Hagenah Sunday, Sept. 26 will not be an average Sunday at Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church. In fact, according to First Baptist Associate Pastor Dan England, Sunday will be something markedly out of the ordinary as the church is conducting their annual Fall Round-up. England said unlike past years, this year there will be a […]

Logan rambles to 52-32 victory

William Thompson The Logan High School Football team relied on its running game to frustrate the Tatum Coyotes Saturday at Logan. The final score was 52-32. Tatum did not score their points until the second half. Logan’s Head Coach Billy Burns said that 32 points scored on his team in the second half was not […]

Mesalands rodeoers compete

A relatively inexperienced Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team traveled to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales to participate and co-sponsor the season’s first intercollegiate rodeo. “Our first rodeo wasn’t a very good showing,” said coach Danny Garcia of Mesalands. “We had mostly freshmen competing and they were pretty tense about their first college-level competition.” Of […]

House loses one, wins two at Roy

TV Hagenah The House volleyball team came out of the Roy Tournament with a good feeling about the rest of the season. The House squad lost one and won two. The Cowgirls lost to Floyd in three 25-17, 25-14, 25-11. House head coach Marc Foust said that Floyd was just too good for the young […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]