11/8 Around Town

Just turned two…Marquis Alderete Jr., will be celebrating his second birthday on Sunday. His birthday was Nov. 7. Marquis is having a SpongeBob party and celebrating his birthday with his sister Alissa, family and friends. Marquis is the son of Marquis Alderete and Davida Salas. Grandparents are Mark and Gina Alderete, Cora Lucero and Geno [...]

1/14 Obituaries

Alexander Cherry Jr. Services: Have been held. Alexander Cherry Jr., 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in Eagle River, Alaska. He was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Pittock, Pa., and was a graduate of Tucumcari High School. He served in the U.S. Army and the New Mexico National Guard from 1961 until 1964. He worked [...]

Rattlers demolish Class 3A Spartans

QCS staff Playoff-bound Tucumcari capped off the regular-season by blowing past Bernalillo 46-9 Friday in a non-district contest. Senior Marc Salas rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Benavidas punctuated a dominating first quarter by returning a fumble 37 yards for a score as Tucumcari rebounded from its first loss of the season. [...]

DA searches for victim in stabbing

By William Thompson Quay County District Attorney Ron Reeves said a Tucumcari stabbing victim, Dustin Raines, recently left an Amarillo Hospital and cannot be found. Reeves said there is a possibility that attempted murder charges against Raines’ assailants could be dropped if he is not found. “I’ve got an investigator looking for him,” Reeves said. [...]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the [...]

Gomicinda Montano spent 17 years serving poor

By Ryan Lengerich Gomicinda Montano was a nomad. The Tucumcari woman loved to travel and enjoyed being around people, family members said. It was her affinity for travel that took her and boyfriend Telfilo “Toby” Salas to Pueblo, Colo. last weekend, said Ben Montano, her son. Montano, 71, and Salas, 74, were killed in a [...]