Inner dialogue is always funnier

By Kevin Wilson Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers distributed throughout […]

March 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:52 a.m., an officer reported an open door on Center Street. The gate was locked, but the wood door on the building was not. The officer alerted the person leasing the […]

Accident kills one

CQS staff A Louisiana man died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle rollover about 35 miles west of Tucumari on Interstate 40. Officials said a gray, 1994 van driven by James Williams was traveling westbound on I-40 when the rear tire on the passenger side broke, causing the tire and hub to shoot off the […]

Pick-up accident fatal to teenager

TV Hagenah A fatal one-vehicle pickup accident took the life of a 17-year-old girl early Thursday morning roughly 50 miles northeast of Tucumcari near milepost 347 near the town of Nara Visa. Four others were injured in the accident. According to investigating New Mexico State Police Officer Paul Bell, at approximately 1:36 a.m. Thursday, a […]

Two injured in Interstate 40 rollover

William Thompson A man and a woman were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after their vehicle rolled over twice on I-40 just west of the 334 mile marker. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Sgt. Rigo Chavarria of New Mexico State Police said driver fatigue may have played a […]

Municipal League meeting deemed success

TV Hagenah After three days, the Municipal League Meeting that brought almost 700 individuals to Tucumcari has ended. Those 684 attending the conference went to meetings, took part in demonstrations, listened to speakers and finally listened to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson praise their work and dedication to their home communities. Attending the meeting were […]

Consultants hired to evaluate police

TV Hagenah The scene was set for a typical meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday evening with supporters of the embattled Chief of Police Dennis Townsend on one side of the aisle and those accusing him or the Tucumcari Police Department of malfeasance on the other side. Each side seemed waiting for the “citizen […]

A maven of motorcycle maddness

TV Hagenah What with the Mother Road Rally and all, I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a motorcycle of my very own. I was thinking about the whole idea of the wind whipping through my hair, the power of the mighty machine throbbing beneath me and … well, the good gas mileage. Surprisingly, […]

Every cowman’s nightmare

Baxter Black It was every cowman’s nightmare. Owen’s ranch in Globe was a long way from the Prescott sale barn. It also involved passing through the “Gates of Hell,” as he referred to the booming, seething expanse of asphalt and dragon’s breath other call Phoenix. Girding his loins, he loaded one old bull and ten […]

Man dies when vehicle falls in canal

By Dave Gragg An 18-year-old Tucumcari man died Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was riding in fell into an irrigation canal north of Tucumcari. Clinton Cox was in the passenger side of an older model International Scout driven by 18-year-old Brian Young of Logan, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Nathan Wallace. Young lost […]