Lucero Ortega named student of month

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Investigators still seeking details of crash

By Freedom New Mexico Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three Clovis men were killed about 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 […]

Governor backs Ute Water Project

Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 legislative agenda for the “Year of Water” includes $5 million for the Ute Water Project that will serve communities throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties. The governor included the investment in a $103.5 million spending plan he outlined Wednesday for projects and programs he says would move the state closer […]

And triplets make five times a mom

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Triplets are a group of three. That could be three musical notes — or three infants, like the three preemies born to Vanessa Ortega on Aug. 17 in Lubbock. The babies, who only weighed slightly more than three pounds each, had to stay in the neonatal unit for a […]

Tucumcari Truck Stop closes

William Thompson Tucumcari Truck Stop closed for the winter on Sunday and its owner said he’s looking to sell the business. “We closed for the winter because it’s just not feasible to keep it open during the winter months,” said Armand Ortega, from his office in Arizona. “It will reopen in April unless I sell […]

Mayors criticize local city manager

TV Hagenah LOGAN – Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega took time from the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority where they are chairpersons to criticize Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the Interstate Streams Commission proposing changes to a contract between the Ute water Commission and ISC. […]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because […]

Theresa M. Martinez

Theresa M. Martinez Theresa M. “Tere” Martinez, 94, died at her home in Tucumcari on Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Theresa Martinez was born November 3, 1909 at San Rafael (Montoya) in the Territory of New Mexico. She had lived in Tucumcari since 1958. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was active […]

Cordelia Narbaez

Cordella Narbaez Cordella Narbaez, 80, died Wednesday March 17, 2004 at Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari. Narbaez was born May 21, 1923 in Miera. Narbaez moved to Tucumcari in 1946 where she worked at Frank’s Busy Bee Restaurant and the Apache Motel. Narbaez is survived by four daughters, Irene Montano (Pete) of Logan, Ruby […]

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Gene Richardson Gene Richardson, 73, of Logan, died Aug. 31, 2003, at his home in Logan. He was born June 25, 1930 in Okmulge, Okla. Mr. Richardson married Clara Jo Winfrey on Aug. 28, 1949. He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church and served forty four years in the ordained ministry. He […]