Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]

Rep. Udall fights for student aid

By Angela Peacock U.S. Representative Tom Udall is working to prevent the U.S. Department of Education from cutting back on key higher education grants and work studies programs. Udall recently signed a letter to members of the conference committee reviewing the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill, urging Congress to retain a Senate passed provision that would restore […]

Police Blotter: Oct. 15-21

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • A 23-year-old female was arrested on Granger about 4:30 a.m. for possession of marijuana less than an ounce. • About 3:30 a.m. an officer observed a broken window on the north side of Tucumcari […]

Local officer pursues his lifelong ambition to play professional football

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By Ryan Lengerich He takes college classes in the morning and lifts weights around noon. He protects Tucumcari streets and coaches football before dinner. As the sun subsides he resumes his never ending role as a father. But Nov. 1, Milton Brown will continue to chase his dream to become a professional football player. The […]

Concert unites music fans

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By Ryan Lengerich The Air Force Band of the West jazzed up Tucumcari Tuesday evening and was treated to a standing ovation by the audience. More than 450 jazz and big band fans of all ages attended the hour and a half show by “Dimensions in Blue,” a 20-person unit of the United States Air […]

Restoring New Mexico history to flying capacity

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari is no longer just a resting place for road travelers, as of Monday, planes are also making a stop. After its battle days during World War II, the Beechcraft AT 11 aircraft that was used to train more than 5,400 combat soldiers is making its way back to Albuquerque. Scott Witshger […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Election brings new leaders

QCS Reports Two new members were elected to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors Tuesday. The AHCD election drew 20,040 voters around three districts. There are five members on board that are elected to a four year terms. Elections are held every two years for consistency purposes. This year three board members were […]

Mesalands growth spans six years

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College has released the latest numbers showing the enrollment trends at the College since 1997, when the first level of accreditation was granted. Using the state mandated “Third Friday Census” for establishing enrollment for each semester the Fall 2003 numbers are have increased. Headcount shows an increase of 98 percent for […]

Man wanted in connection with drug bust

By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man is wanted by police after 20 grams of heroin were found at a relative’s house Tuesday evening. Tucumcari police and the Region Five Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant and entered a house at 1301 S. Seventh St. in Tucumcari at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to a police […]