Taking the next step

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Thomas Garcia Fifty-five members of the Class of 2009 bid farewell to their days as Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at the Rattler Gym. Parents, family, friends and underclassmen filled the Rattler Gym to watch the graduating class of 2009 one last time. “I was so nervous I did not know what to expect,” said graduate […]

Bluegrass festival offers open mic night

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QCS Staff The Eastern New Mexico Blue Grass and Old Tyme Music Association’s inaugural Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday. “The event is an opportunity to bring tourist dollars into Tucumcari,” said David Morris, event coordinator. Morris said 300 invitations have mailed and radio advertising is airing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have had flyers sent […]

Tournament schedule for Tucumcari Golf Course

Tournaments set at city golf course The following are upcoming golf tournaments at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. For times and entry fees, call 461-1849. l May 23: San Jon Tournament. l June 6-7: Mesa Open. l June 27: Rotary Tournament. l July 4: Legends 4 person Scramble. l July 24-26: Vic Breen Tournament. l […]

They study together, earn degrees together

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Chelle Delaney For the Lucero couple, James and Michelle, Friday night was an early present for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day all wrapped into one. Each of them walked to receive their degrees at Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies. In addition to studying for their classes, they are the parents of three children and each […]

Shelter opened for stranded travelers

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Chelle Delaney About 80 travelers found shelter Friday night at the Tucumcari Recreation Center because they couldn’t find any rooms at area motels, said American Red Cross officials. Weary travelers were tucked in kaki-colored sleeping bags, like cocoons, on the floor of the basketball court at the rec center. “We’ve been looking for a motel […]

Bowling League results for Feb. 13

Here are the Feb. 13 results for the “Friday Night Out” mixed-league bowling teams. Team placing1st place, Denny’s Crew2nd place, Blind Luck3rd place, Channel Surfers4th place, Odd Balls5th place, MLK-Must Love Kids6th place, Team 7 High Scratch GameMenChris Carl, 251Paul Bell, 234WomenCaroline Bell, 151Heather Baker, 148TeamBlind Luck, 1415Channel Surfers, 1395

01-14-2009: Calendar

Today: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Eastern New Mexico Art Space, film night. 201 S. Second St. Call 461-1759Today:

Sutherland says he was surpised by commission’s contract termination

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Chelle Delaney Former Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said Friday he was surprised by the City Commission’s 3-2 vote to terminate his contract at Thursday night’s meeting. “It’s the give and take of politics,” Sutherland said. “At some point politics turns a certain way and you just have to live with it. I don’t know […]

City manager ousted

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired in a 3-2 vote on Thursday night at the City Commission meeting. Sutherland was escorted from his office out the back door of city hall by a Tucumcari police officer. “John, this is only because it is SOP (standard operating procedure),” Commissioner Jim Witcher told […]

Clovis police nab jail escapee

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The seventh of eight escaped inmates was captured Monday night after a citizen spotted 19-year-old Louis Chavez in a Clovis grocery store, according to police. Chavez was captured without incident in a vehicle outside Lowe’s grocery store on 14th Street, according to Police Capt. Patrick Whitney.Whitney said a citizen […]