Rattlers finish first

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team captured a first-place finish, a high note on a stretch of three tournaments in seven days. “We still need to step it up and push ourselves even more,” said junior Dillon Wood. Following Saturday’s first-place win at the Pecos invitational tournament, the Rattlers were back in the gym […]

Rattlers end season on high note

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers football team finished their season with a record of 6-5 and a appearance in the 2011 AA state tournament. “As a team we were successful,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers 6-5 season was their first winning season (above .500) since 2005. “We were able to […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea Reeb, […]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

Friendly service appreciated

By Lynn Moncus Although I always prefer to shop at home, I sometimes can’t find a few things here and am apt to head to Clovis two or three times a year. The drive is usually pleasant, and the change of scene brings back many memories of the times our family used to travel those […]

The spirit of Britain’s Susan Boyle registers a high note

By Debra Whittington Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9

June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]