Suspected killer has Quay County ties

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By Ryan Lengerich A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department said. Eizember […]

Restoring New Mexico history to flying capacity

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By Angela Peacock Tucumcari is no longer just a resting place for road travelers, as of Monday, planes are also making a stop. After its battle days during World War II, the Beechcraft AT 11 aircraft that was used to train more than 5,400 combat soldiers is making its way back to Albuquerque. Scott Witshger […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet […]

Wind-generated power available for purchase

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By Angela Peacock During a wind ranch dedication ceremony Wednesday at the Tiban Mesa near house Public Service Company of New Mexico officially announced its ability to power 94,000 homes using wind-generated electricity. “I can honestly say there are few things in life that are truly gorgeous but this is one of them,” said PNM […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

Fact vs. fiction, how wild west really was

By Angela Peacock Dressed in 18th century attire with a gun holster strapped to his waist Ted Pearce suddenly transformed into Tom Sears to perform a wild west skit during the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. More than 20 archaeologist and exhibits for the statewide event will […]

Arizona man remembers city before I-40

By Angela Peacock The last time Scott Lane visited Tucumcari he traveled Historic Route 66 because Interstate 40 wasn’t complete. Not only was Lane in complete amazement that Tucumcari was still in exsistance he was blown away at hotel prices. Paying $74 dollars a night wasn’t anything Lane had seen since he left the east […]

Special election still a toss up

By Angela Peacock With only six days until the Sept. 23 statewide special election Quay County educators share mixed beliefs about voting to approve the two educational amendments. Voting “yes” on the amendments isn’t even a question for Tucumcari Elementary School teachers Martha O’Rear, Ruth Ann Litchfield and Norrie Maciel. They all believe Amendment One […]

New Mexicans must protect the land grant permanent fund

Letter to the Editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax […]