Billie Evellyn Marie Sanders Selman

Billie Evelyn Marie Sanders Selman, 70, of Clovis died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004 at her home in Clovis. Billie Selman was born on March 29, 1934 in Clovis to Robert Burdette and Dora Marie Bryson Higgins. She married W.A. Sanders at a young age and later She married Donald Ray “Joe” Selman in 1977. A […]

Marcos Leandro Baca

Marcos “Lee” Leandro Baca died Sunday, July 25, 2004 near Santa Teresa in a roll-over accident. Lee Baca was born February 12, 1983 and was a 2001 Tucumcari High School graduate. He played high school football for both Springer and Tucumcari. He also ran on the track team. He was a life-long member of the […]

Local named Taos coach

Rick Apodaca made sure his step up to a varsity coach was a big one. Apodaca, an assistant coach for the Portales boys basketball team for six seasons and a graduate of Tucumcari High School, on Thursday accepted the head coaching position at Class 4A Taos High School. “For me to go into a situation […]

Teacher honored

Andrea Hodge, a teacher at Tucumcari Elementary School, has been chosen as one of twenty people who will attend the 2004 Institute of the High Plains Writing Project. Hodge will participate in a two-week intensive study of writing at ENMU-Portales, June 8 through July 2. The High Plains Writing Project, founded in 1992, is a […]

Water key to city’s future

Jack King Some communities in the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, most notably Tucumcar and Clovis, are gambling on growth to pay for their share of the Ute Water Pipeline, according to a study by a consultant to the project. The consultant, Jason Bass, an economist with Dornbusch Associates of Tucson, Ariz., said last […]

Golfers struggle

The Tucumcari varsity golf team scored a 330 in a tournament at Portales, Monday. Their target score for the Portales tournament was 322. The Rattler golfers now have only four more tournaments to equal or better their target score. The Rattlers need to match their target score two more times to make it to the […]

Clovis mayor says Tucumcari greedy

Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said in a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday evening. Landsford said Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their share […]

obits 8/30

Donna Wegner Donna Wegner, 65, of Clovis died Aug. 25, 2003 at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1938 to Andrew Clyde and Willa Mae Saunders Hillis in Petit, Texas. Mrs. Wegner married Pete Wegner and was raised in Clovis and for the past 33 years had made Tucumcari. She had worked […]

Area businesses hit with tobacco sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Salespeople in 16 area businesses — four in Clovis, three in Portales, two in San Jon, two in Logan, one in Nara Visa, three in Clayton and one in Elida — face misdemeanor charges and up to a $1,000 fine for selling tobacco last week to a 17-year-old minor working as […]

Water authority to meet Wednesday

Freedom newspapers The passage of the tax increase gives Tucumcari officials some bragging rights as the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant in Portales for its monthly meeting. The meeting will be the first with all 12 entities implemented as one authority. Tucumcari City Manager said […]