Helen Dunn served community for more than 50 years

By Angela Peacock An out going, humorous woman who knew the meaning of true friendship is how Lynn Moncus will always remember her close friend Helen Dunn. For more than 50 years Dunn served the citizens of Tucumcari. She started out as a fourth grade school teacher and then worked an estimated 40 years at […]

Gomicinda Montano spent 17 years serving poor

By Ryan Lengerich Gomicinda Montano was a nomad. The Tucumcari woman loved to travel and enjoyed being around people, family members said. It was her affinity for travel that took her and boyfriend Telfilo “Toby” Salas to Pueblo, Colo. last weekend, said Ben Montano, her son. Montano, 71, and Salas, 74, were killed in a […]

Two county schools under new leadership

By Angela Peacock Going the extra step to ensure students are developing the skills they need to function in every day life is the main goal for two new superintendents at House and San Jon schools. Art Brokenbek, House superintendent and Joel Henry, San Jon superintendent believe education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. They […]

“Blaster” invades city

By Ryan Lengerich Unfortunately, business has been booming this week for the Tucumcari technology company ShipleySystems LLC. Since Tuesday the company received a barrage of calls from concerned customers with computers infected by the “Blaster” virus that has debilitated personal computers and business systems worldwide. Ed Shipley, co-owner of the family run business said he […]

County fair, a way of life

Angela Peacock While some children enjoy sleeping late with no major responsibilities during their summer vacation, that’s not the case for Chase Runyan who has been to participating in annual livestock competitions at the county fair since she learned to walk. Showing and judging livestock has been a tradition in the Runyan family for at […]

City faces water rates increase

Jack King, Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Monthly water rates in some area communities could double or triple once the Ute water pipeline is in place, a financial study says. The rates of all communities participating in the project would rise and beyond some communities’ capacities to pay without various types of support, Clovis Public Works […]

Man drowns in Ute Lake

Angela Peacock Police believe alcohol is involved in the accidental drowning death of a 20-year-old Logan man at Ute Lake’s Oldham Overlook over the weekend. Family members told police Amner Moreno-Ortiz was a poor swimmer. He was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Saturday by his aunt, who watched him enter the water and never return. […]

State closes Route 66 bridge

Dave Gragg Travelers looking to get their kicks will have to take a detour off old Route 66 for the immediate future. On Friday, the state Department of Transportation closed one of the road’s bridges over the Revuelto Creek between Tucumcari and San Jon, because it was unsafe to travel over. Signs detour motorists onto […]

Rotary car show results

Best of show 1958 Corvette — Dr. Avery Rush of Amarillo People’s choice 1968 Chevy pickup — Rob McClelland of Tucumcari Long distance 1955 Chevy Wagon — Adam Twigg of Rhode Island Best paint 1955 Chevy 210 — Jim Caviness of Amarillo Best engine 1969 Camero — Greg Hodge of Amarillo Antiques First 1930 Model […]

Collectors still showing wares

Dave Gragg “Sweet old Bob” Gaines and Harold Jehle pondered tinkered with the little brass contraption for several minutes before finally giving up on it. They figured out that one piece was stuck and another was sharp, but that was as far as they got before taping over the sharp end and putting it back […]