Rout forces Rattlers to refocus

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent The Portales Rams junior varsity baseball team defeated Tucumcari’s varsity 17-3 Thursday at Jennings Field. Twelve of the Rams’ runs were scored in the sixth inning when the Rattlers’ defense faded from the mound. After the game, Tucumcari coach Tony Alarcon had no comment except that the team needed to […]

Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

2-18 Around Town

Juliaveve Arredondo will be 2 on Sunday. She will be celebrating with her great-grandmother Marie Sturdivant in Portales. She is the daughter of Rick and Shannon Arredondo of Clovis and the niece of Aaron and Lynnsel Hall of Tucumcari. Grandparents are David and Shedra Hall of Tucumcari and Francisco and Lidia Arredondo of Abernathy, Texas. […]

Rattlers upset top-ranked 3A Portales

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Varsity player Nathan McDonald scored 18 points Tuesday, leading the 2A Rattlers in their upset of the top ranked Portales Rams by a final score of 55-48. Action began with the Rams taking an early lead at the end of the first quarter, with 14-12. In the second period the Rattlers […]

Ute Lake project may be unwelcome neighbor, say officials

By Tonya Gardener: Freedom newspapers CLOVIS — Officials representing Clovis and Portales voiced their concerns regarding the Ute Lake Ranch project Wednesday during the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. The Ute Lake Ranch project is under construction near Tucumcari and will feature 733 patio homes, a golf course, marina, equestrian center and a beach […]

12/31 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Jan. 5-7 TBD, Santa Rosa invitational tournament, VB, Santa Rosa Jan. 5-7 TBD, Sandia Prep invitational tournament, VG, Albuquerque Jan. 10, 3 p.m. — Raton, JV, V, B & G, away Jan. 13, 4 p.m. — *Santa Rosa, JV, V, B & G, home Jan. 14, 4 p.m. […]

11/12 Obituaries

L.H. McElroy Services: Have been held. L.H. McElroy, 83, died on Nov. 7, 2005, in Portales. A resident of Portales and formerly of Amarillo, he was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Shamrock, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McElroy, on January 23, 1992; his son, Bobbye Joe McElroy on August 28, […]

Larry Stull

Larry D. Stull, 45, of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Tucumcari, to Doug and Carolyn Stull. He attended and graduated from the Tucumcari school system in 1977. He was the computer systems administrator for the Gulfport, Miss. library. He was preceded in death by a […]

Obituaries 6/1

Gus Byars Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married Thelma Potter on Oct. 15, 1932, in Santa Rosa. They made […]

Carroll D. Hunton obit

Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Farwell, Texas, died Feb. 5, 2005 at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Hunton was born April 17, 1925 in Forrest to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from high school there in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy and returned to the family […]