Juan Roybal obit

Juan Roybal Juan Roybal, 66, of Tucumcari, died Feb. 10, 2005. Roybal was born April 9, 1938 in San Ignacio. He had been a resident of Tucumcari for many years. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He retired from the Parks Department for the City of Tucumcari. Survivors include three brothers, Alfonso Torres […]

House horse farm thrives

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By William Thompson P.J. Looner talks to horses. When Looner arrives to work with her horses, all she has to do is whistle and they surround her. She calls each of them by name — Starburst, 100 Grand Bar, Cassidy, Stetson Hawk or Wyatt. She has raised most of the 37 American paint horses that […]

Truck rollover on Route 66

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William Thompson A tractor-trailer rolled over Sunday morning on W. Route 66 Boulevard near the I-40 interchange at mile marker 329. The driver, Garry Colvin, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where officials said he is in stable condition. Officer Dennis Garcia of Tucumcari Police said the accident is still under investigation.

Community Briefs 2-9-05

Weatherization program seeks applications The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico is currently accepting applications for their weatherization program in this area. The program is for low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The weatherization program is for minor repairs to help the client conserve energy. Interested parties may request an application by writing the Community […]

Rattlers fall to Springer

By William Thompson Three-point shots gave the Tucumcari Rattlers a slim fourth-quarter lead over the Springer Red Devils on Saturday, but the Red Devils surged ahead to win 66-59. Rattler Matt Braziel, who scored 21 points and hit some three-pointers along the way, shrugged off his three-point shooting. “I’ll remember this loss more than I’ll […]

Carroll D. Hunton obit

Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Farwell, Texas, died Feb. 5, 2005 at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Hunton was born April 17, 1925 in Forrest to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from high school there in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy and returned to the family […]

High school choir goes to Santa Fe

By William Thompson High school choir goes to Santa Fe The Tucumcari High School choir will perform a Bach hymn, an American Indian “blessing” and a Robert Frost poem set to music by Randall Thompson at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ New Mexico Cultural Day in Santa Fe. The choir director Harold Sloan will be […]

2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers scores

William Thompson 2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers Dec. 7 Tucumcari 47 Fort Sumner 62 Dec. 10 Tucumcari 80 San Jon 64 Dec. 11 Tucumcari 55 Logan 73 Dec. 16 Tucumcari 79 Elida 46 Dec. 17 Tucumcari 63 Lake Arthur 20 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 71 Mountain View 29 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 72 Fort Sumner 67 O/T Jan. 6 […]

Lujan completes sea trials

courtesy Navy Airman Melissa L. Lujan, daughter of Veronica S. and Phillip C. Lujan of Logan, recently completed a series of sea trials. She and her shipmates were assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The sea trials ended a four month ship’s restricted availability for Lujan’s unit. The […]

Friends gather on Super Sunday

By William Thompson Some area residents said they used Super Bowl Sunday as an excuse to get together to watch, or talk, as the New England Patriots took the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. American Legion Post 19 in Conchas held a pregame chili cook-off and patrons of the Pow Wow Lounge in Tucumcari […]