Local sailor comes home

TV Hagenah A Tucumcari sailor, David Lopez, has returned to town. After traveling throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Persian Gulf, Lopez says he is enjoying interacting with family and friends while he is in Tucumcari. Lopez, a 2000 graduate of Tucumcari High School who is serving as Master of Arms [...]

Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the [...]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all [...]

Tucumcari releases perfect attendance

Tucumcari Elementary School released their second term perfect attendance lists for preshchool and kindergarten through second grade. Preschool students with perfect attendance were Samuel Nemrow, Xavier Garcia, Taylor Gilmore, Jared Smith, Nicholas Andrada, Whitney Skabelund, Dwight Brown, Gabby Gutierrez, Kami Lamm, Hayden Modisette, Kyle Lopez, Dalton Murray, Kayla Cherry, Michael Christian and Jessyka Washenbaugh. Kindergarten [...]

70 students named to Tucumcari High School Honor Roll

Tucumcari High School released their honor roll for the second nine weeks term. .Second nine weeks: Seniors receiving straight “A’s” were Jamie Pender and Josette Rey. Juniors receiving straight “A’s” were Danny Benavidez, Alisha Craine and Marlena Murphy. Sophomores receiving straight “A’s” were Clay Beevers, Stephanie Burns, Drew Hale, Eric Holt and Ann Louise Romero. [...]

Veterans Day calls for respect

By Angela Peacock On Tuesday, people from around the nation will gather to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to keep America free. Veteran’s Day is about respect, and former enlisted U.S. Navy soldier Steve Hensley doesn’t feel Americans understand the true meaning of the holiday. “People don’t give the veterans [...]

Police: Arson a possibility in fire

By Ryan Lengerich A fire marshal has been called to investigate a fire that burned the inside of a house on Fourth Street Tuesday night. Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend said a fire marshal will be brought in from Santa Fe possibly as early as next week. He said a fire marshal is only called [...]

Man comes home to fire

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By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man arrived home to find his living room ablaze Tuesday evening. He was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before calling the fire department. David Lopez returned to his home at 1406 S. Fourth St. around 7:30 from his sister’s house in Albuquerque, when he said he [...]

Air show unites area

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By Ryan Lengerich At 12.55 p.m. the skies opened up and the stunts got wilder at the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show. An overcast and cold morning was a sharp contrast from the afternoon, when clear skies and sun led to sunburned foreheads for those on hand at Wednesday’s event. “The crowd was [...]