Rattlers edge Lions

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By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A last-second turnover by the Santa Rosa Lions clinched a 45-42 win for the Tucumcari Rattlers Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. With less than 10 seconds left in the District 4-2A tournament boys game, Lions forward Jason Sanchez saw Robert Zamora alone at the 3-point line. Zamora had […]

John Sanchez visits Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin John Sanchez, New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor-elect, stopped in Tucumcari Wednesday night for a one-hour listening session with local residents who had a lot to say. Sanchez addressed a crowd of about 55 people at the Tucumcari Convention Center. His major talking points included a “common sense” approach to state politics and decreased government […]

05-26-2007: Around Town

Josiah’s arrived … Louis Sanchez and Rachel Garcia announce the birth of their sson Josiah Augustine Sanchez. He was born April 28, 2007 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Josiah’s grandparents are Joe and Bernice Garcia of Tucumcari, and Andy and Jenifer Sanchez of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are John and Marylou Sanchez, Florencio […]

4-26-2006 Obituaries

Julia Aragon Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Mrs. Aragon was born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Serapia Sanchez (Baca). She was a longtime resident of Tucumcari and resided […]

Logan advances to title game

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It pays to be at the right place at the right time, especially on the last play of a one-point state tournament game. Down by one with only seconds left in the game, Logan junior Austin Whetten was well short on his desperation mid-range jumper, but junior Daniel […]

Lucia N. Montoya

Lucia N. Montoya, 91, died in Amarillo on April 2, 2005. Montoya was born on January 16, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Ignacio Montoyo in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Montoya of Amarillo and Edward Montoya of Placenta, Calif.; two sisters, Eumulia Sanchez of El Paso, Texas and Emma Martinez […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]

Logan sets up for July 4 weekend

William Thompson Record crowds are expected for Logan’s Fourth of July weekend this year. The city will hold a parade on Saturday July 3, and the Logan Chamber of Commerce will be holding a free bean feed and a fireworks show at Ute Lake State Park that same day. Jeannean Sanchez, one of the directors […]

Police: Bad decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the bodies of both victims, but […]

Two dead in Ute Lake drowning

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]