Four Rattlers named all-stars

By William Thompson Four Tucumcari High School football players were recently named to the Class 1A/2A North All-Star Team. The all-star team is open only to graduating seniors. Players were selected by high school coaches. Chris McCasland was selected as a free safety, Justin Garcia as a center, Matt Braziel as a defensive back and [...]

West Nile shots needed

William Thompson The West Nile virus is making its appearance again in New Mexico this year according to veterinary experts, although it does not appear to be as active as last year’s outbreak. Still, Flint Taylor, of the New Mexico Veterinary Diagnostic Service, said it is imperative that horse owners vaccinate their horses against the [...]

Officials give grant for Five-Mile Park

TV Hagenah Friday, two members of the National Park Service and one of the Historic Preservation Division of the State of New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs came to Tucumcari to announce that they had not forgotten about Tucumcari’s Five-Mile Park and were remembering it with a $10,000 grant. “We care about this,” said National [...]

Gates open for ‘Rally’

William Thompson The gates to the Quay County Fairgrounds were officially opened at 9 a.m yesterday morning to visitors coming to the Mother Road Rally. The vendors were putting the finishing touches on their booths in preparation for what they hoped will be a huge weekend-long event. Ron Humphrey and his wife, Patsi, sold a [...]

Local man sentenced to 36 years

William Thompson A Tucumcari man last week was sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal sexual acts involving a juvenile female. Richard Taylor entered an Alford plea in 10th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. An Alford plea enables the defendant to maintain innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. Donald Schutte, Quay County’s [...]

Obituaries 1-14

Mae B. Taylor Mae B. Taylor, 87, died in Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. Mae Taylor was born Nov. 8, 1918 in Baker City, Ore. She has been a resident of Tucumcari since 1961, moving to Tucumcari with her husband Richard. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She [...]

Mae B. Taylor 1-14

Mae B. Taylor, 87, died in Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. Mae Taylor was born Nov. 8, 1918 in Baker City, Ore. She has been a resident of Tucumcari since 1961, moving to Tucumcari with her husband Richard. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She had been a [...]