Looking back — Jan. 5

January 1970 The Tucumcari Police Department started a fund raiser for fellow officer Sgt. Marvin Hennig. Sgt. Hennig was fighting an illness and had used up all of his sick leave and members of the department started to collect money to help their fellow officer with expenses. Three Tucumcari students attended the New Mexico Committee […]

Facebook essential for organizers

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events. Each year in August, Tucumcari is the site of a grand homecoming where Tucumcari High School alumni spanning 50 years gather for their Rattler Reunion. In the past, a register and mailing list has been used […]

Class of 1980 set to host Rattler Reunion

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events.

Time most precious gift to fellow man

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. — James […]

Medal of valor awarded for first time

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Patrolman D. Shane Strand was awarded the medal of valor on Thursday by the Tucumcari Police Department for risking his life to save fellow officers. It is the first time that the medal of valor has been given to a Tucumcari police officer in some time, or ever, said […]