House horse farm thrives


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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Jon, Logan and House voters approve tax

William Thompson Voters in San Jon, Logan and House recently approved continuing the capital improvement tax for their respective schools. House Schools Superintendent Art Brokenbek said he wanted to reassure residents there is no new rise in their property taxes. “The current tax rate is two dollars per $1,000 worth of property and that will […]

San Jon superintendent signs on for three more years

By Leslie Radford The San Jon School Board announced at their meeting Jan. 11 to keep superintendent Craig Stockton on board. Stockton signed a contract for three more years to serve as superintendent for San Jon Schools. “It’s not common for a superintendent in New Mexico to stay with a school after their first year,” […]

City police to update computer system

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Police Department plans to use recently obtained grant money, pending approval by the Tucumcari City Commission, to help train more officers in the use of the department’s computerized record keeping system. Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich lobbied the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for around $10,000 in grant […]

Eggs over Internet

By Leslie Radford These days one can find just about anything a person needs on the Internet. The Internet has become an increasingly popular way to do business as well. Floeck’s Country Ostrich Ranch northeast of Tucumcari has recently started selling ostrich eggs on eBay. “We were looking into a new way to market our […]