4-H hosting archery shoot

Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program is hosting a 3D archery shoot as a fundraiser. The Fall Classic Shoot will be on Route 66 at Five Mile Park on Oct.16, 2010. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for youth age 12 -17, $5 for kids 8-11 years old and […]

Feel of pigskin induces memories of old

Karl Terry As the days get shorter and the nights a lot cooler it’s time to put our ball gloves aside and pick up our pigskin preoccupation. I’ve been fortunate to spend a good number of seasons on the sidelines at a high school football game even though the last time I played was in […]

Heroes of old still resonate today

Baxter Black There was a horse sold this summer down in Missouri. Probably the most famous horse in the world … Trigger. RFD-TV paid a lot of money to own the mounted figure of this celebrity equine, Roy Rogers’ Paramount Palomino. They also purchased his dog Bullet. They did it for the sentimental value, but […]

Five year old killed in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 5-year-old girl was killed and six others injured in a one-vehicle rollover Monday on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police: •

God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come […]

“Rawhide” drew stars to Tucumcari

By David Stevens: FNM editor From the snowstorm that trapped Jimmy Stewart for a couple of days in 1940 to the reminiscent tour of Old Route 66 that brought Paul McCartney to town two summers ago, Tucumcari has long been a magnet for traveling celebrities. Brenda Lee, Morgan Freeman and Willie Nelson are among the […]

Roswell man sentenced to 48 years in trucker’s death

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old Roswell man was sentenced Monday to a life sentence plus 18 years in prison for the 2009 robbery and murder of a Tucumcari truck driver.

You know you’re an old timer if …

By David Stevens: FNM editor Now that 50 is the new 30, and 85-year-old ex-presidents are jumping out of airplanes, how can you tell if you’re an old-timer? You’re an old-timer if you can remember … … the Green Hornet radio show, which ran from 1936 to 1943. Newspaper publisher Britt Reid was the crime-fighting […]

Jury finds Barela guilty

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Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. The verdict came after Barela’s defense team conceded Barela was involved […]

11-18 On the shelves

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love. Rough Country by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers investigates a string of murders at a […]