Stabbing victim found, testifies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man police say disappeared after he was stabbed Jan. 9 has been located and has given taped testimony against his attackers, officials said. Dustin Raines left an Amarillo hospital sometime in mid-January without notifying the Quay County District Attorney’s office and could not be found until Feb. […]

Technology examined

TV Hagenah Middle school youths are discovering just how much weight a structure under a foot tall made of 1/8 inch balsa wood can hold and most are surprised that it can hold well over 200 pounds if it is built correctly. The two classes of technology education students at Tucumcari Middle School are discovering […]

Support, opposition arise for track

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick has high hopes for a horse-racing track/casino coming to Tucumcari, but others in the state have their doubts of its viability or are in direct opposition to the move. “This is looking very good,” said Kendrick last week about the possibility of a horse-racing track coming to […]

Local named Taos coach

Rick Apodaca made sure his step up to a varsity coach was a big one. Apodaca, an assistant coach for the Portales boys basketball team for six seasons and a graduate of Tucumcari High School, on Thursday accepted the head coaching position at Class 4A Taos High School. “For me to go into a situation […]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]

Beatrice A. Lujan

Beatrice A. Lujan, 84, died in Tucumcari early Wednesday, March 10, 2004, following an extended illness. Beatrice Lujan was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Trujillo. She had been a homemaker and a member of the San Antonio Catholic Church of Logan. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pat Gallegos, Placido Gallegos and Tony […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]