Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

Our people —March 21

Aragon Miranda Apodaca and Nicholas Aragon of Tucumcari would like to announce the birth of their son, David Joseph Aragon “Baby D.J.” Baby D.J. was born at 9:24 p.m. on March 1, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. Baby D.J.’s grandparents are, Valentin […]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New […]

Tucumcari High principal resigns

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Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo resigned on Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Castillo’s resignation is effective June 16. He declined to provide additional information, citing personnel matters. School officials placed Castillo on paid administrative leave on Nov. 11, following allegations of administrative misconduct. Officials have declined to provide details about […]

12-23 Obits

Clarence Esbenshade Clarence Esbenshade, 74, died on Thursday Dec. 17, 2009, in Tucumcari. He was born June 13, 1935, in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include three children. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. David H. Brownlee David H. Brownlee, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 in Clovis. He was born May […]

Tucumcari High School principal put on leave

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a 25 minute closed door session Monday Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education board member Carlos Romero announced the board discussed “allegations of administrative misconduct” and no action was taken. The executive session was placed on on the agenda two days after Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo […]

On the shelves — Aug. 19

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. Information: 461-0295 Fiction By Heresies Distressed by David Weber. In this tangled follow-up to 2008’s By Schism Rent Asunder, the corrupt Church of God Awaiting has ruthlessly suppressed technology on the planet Safehold for the past 800 years. The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles. The […]

Replica bell comes through city

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Traveling Liberty Bell was escorted through Tucumcari Wednesday by the American Legion. The bell, cast in 1976, is a replica of the original Liberty Bell, said Belladeer David Hall. It is moved across the country in order for soldiers, veterans and their families to hear the sound of […]

New principal named for Tucumcari High School

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Chelle Delaney On July 28, David Castillo will join Tucumcari Public Schools as the principal of the Tucumcari High School. Castillo, 46, is coming from Raton where he was principal of that school district’s middle school for the past four years, he said. Castillo replaces Michelle Potter who resigned from the post at the end […]

Getting by on one gallon at a time

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Chelle Delaney David Hale’s new BMX gas powered motor scooter only holds one gallon of gas. “But I get 60 miles to a gallon,” Hale said. Hale said it does save on gasoline and surely will be a savings in the future, as gas prices rise beyond the $4 mark. “But I got it more […]