On the shelves – March 20

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "Calculated in Death" by J.D. Robb. Eve Dallas much crunch the numbers as she investigates the death of a successful accountant. "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson. While Alex Cross pursues a Washington serial killer (or killers?), someone is [...]

Lauriault: Christian unity should be less like rickety ladder

This story is embellished somewhat, but it could be true, or it could just be a big whopper. I have a friend with a lighted barn that has a lofty ceiling. Whenever a light bulb burns out, he would fire up his telescopic forklift and go to the ceiling to change the bulb. Then, almost [...]

NM state tournament results

All the games at The Pit Boys Class 5A Championship Las Cruces 61, Clovis 49 Class 4A Championship St. Pius 57, Albuqueruque Academy 53. Class 3A Championship Hope Christian 42, St. Michael's 29 Class 2A Championship Laguna-Acoma 51, Dexter 39 Class 1A Championship Cliff 49, Hagerman 44 Girls Saturday Class 5A Championship Clovis 62, Mayfield [...]

Surprise. Surprise. Melrose, Logan meet in 1A title tilt

ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose girls coach Toby Bostwick expected to have a competitive team this season, but even he's a little surprised the fifth-seeded Lady Buffaloes are in position to defend their Class 1A state title. "If you'd have told me at (the) EPAC (tournament in early January) that we'd be in the state finals, I'd [...]

City Commissioners choose new District 3 commissioner

Tucumcari City Commissioners picked Ernest Dominguez Jr. Thursday night from among four candidates to fill the District 3 commission seat vacant since the Dec. 29 death of Daniel Lopez. "This was a difficult decision to make and we know Daniel would have wanted us to do this to help move the city forward," said Commissioner [...]

NM state basketball pairings – Friday

All the games at The Pit Boys Friday Class 3A Semifinal St. Michael's 56, Sandia Prep 41 Hope Christian 67, Shiprock 49 Class B Championship Hondo 69, Wagon Mound 34 Saturday Class 5A Championship Clovis vs. Las Cruces, 8 p.m. Class 4A Championship Albuqueruque Academy vs. St. Pius, 2 p.m. Class 3A Championship Friday's semifinal [...]

Bronchos bounced by No. 1 Hondo in semis

BERNALILLO — The Grady boys' first trip to the state tournament ended a game short of the state final. Roberto Nores had three 3-pointers and 14 points as top-seeded Hondo beat 58-45 Thursday in a Class B semifinal. Kolby Valentine led Grady (18-11) with 14 points with Adam Lunsford and Jay Faust added eight points [...]

Police arrest Las Vegas man attempting to rob local fuel station

A Las Vegas man was arrested Monday morning after police said he threatened to kill a cashier while trying to rob the McStop Circle K store at 2624 S. First St. Larry Huddson 61, was arrested by Tucumcari Police Cpl. Clay Huffman, Patrolman Dustin Lopez, said Chief Jason Braziel. Braziel said Huddson entered the store [...]

State tournament pairings – Thursday

Thursday Semifinals Girls Class 5A At Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho Clovis 60, La Cueva 52 Mayfield 56, Volcano Vista 54 Class 4A At The Pit, Albuquerque Los Lunas 50, St. Pius 35 Roswell High 57, Santa Fe High 47 Class 3A At The Pit, Albuquerque Hope Christian 66, Shiprock 35 Lovington 38, Santa [...]

Weekly fishing report – March 12

Northeast Cabresto Lake — Work on the dam has been completed and the area has reopened to the public. However, the area received about a foot of new snow this past week making access a bit difficult at this time. Charette Lakes — Fishing was slow for all species. Cimarron River — Water flow near [...]