Lady Rattlers lose to Clayton

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School basketball team hung tough for two quarters at Clayton Friday, but the Lady Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half enroute to a 69-39 victory. It was another district loss for the Lady Rattlers who are now a game below .500 with a 7-8 record. Tucumcari stayed […]

Cops say New Year’s Eve quiet

William Thompson Patrolman Jason Adams of Tucumcari Police was out on the streets New Year’s Eve looking for trouble. He did not find much. He said more and more local residents are keeping a low profile for the annual festivities. “It was a slow night. There were hardly any cars out on the street after […]

Former area DA placed on memorial

William Thompson Victor Breen, former tenth judicial district court district attorney, based in Quay County, was honored Monday at a ceremony in South Carolina attended by district attorneys from around the nation. Breen, who was shot and killed in 1971 as he was getting in his car to drive to court, was honored by having […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

Rattler golfers falter at state

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School golf team, Nick Wiegel, Larry Roybal, Matt Smith, Aaron Peacock and Brian Lopez, did not do as well as expected at the state golf tournament recently. The tournament was held on a course near Farmington, and Rattler Coach Charlie Maciel said that it was one of the toughest courses […]

Golfers Place

William Thompson In each golf tournament this season, a different Tucumcari High School golfer has stepped up with low numbers. Thursday, Nick Wiegel and Matt Smith each shot a 77 to help Tucumcari place second out of seven teams in a tournament at Raton. Assistant Coach Rex Maddaford said each of the Rattler golfers who […]

Flu Season close

By Ryan Lengerich This time of year is all about the lesser of two evils — a doctor’s needle in the arm, or two weeks sick in bed. The temperature drop marks the onslaught of the flu season. Though a Bernalillo County man has been the only New Mexican diagnosed with the virus this year, […]

Public Record, Oct. 29

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 27 • At 7:20 a.m. an unknown male called from the 600 block of E. Tucumcari Blvd. and reported a broken window. The officer advised that a 4×5 window was shot out with a ball bearing. […]

Vandalism surges in city

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By Ryan Lengerich On an evening in Tucumcari, pedestrians might notice the neon lights. But recently, on any afternoon a person would be more likely to notice broken windows. A recent vandalism string of busted windows at local businesses and shattered vehicle glass has left police frustrated and businesses feeling helpless. Three separate reports were […]