February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory assistant program at the University of New Mexico. She attended six months worth of classes at UNM and six additional months of training in hospital laboratories throughout the state. … Several students from Tucumcari High School were representatives at the state Student Council Convention held at Carlsbad.