Rattler winning streak falls

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Rattlers are no longer undefeated, but it took one of the best teams in the state, Pecos, to beat them, and it was a battle for Pecos squad to hold down the Rattlers. In fact, the Rattlers went two for three over the weekend at the Lion Classic Invitational tournament in […]

Obits Jan. 7

Gerald Raymond Robinson Gerald Raymond Robinson died January 1, 2004 in Albuquerque. Gerald was born in Riverhead, N.Y., December 23, 1954. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after graduating from Riverhead High School. While in the Air Force, he was stationed in Texas. He came to love the southwest and made Texas his […]

Ministerial Alliance to build three large crosses

By TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Ministerial Alliance officially announced last week that the alliance would begin work on building three large crosses at the east end of Tucumcari as symbols of Christianity to both residents of the town and to those people driving through on I-40. “It will be a way to dedicate […]

Mesalands hosts 3rd annual rodeo scholarship fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Ludy Mitchell wore an ear-to-ear grin as she watched boyfriend Domingo Mendoza “cowboy up” for the last time this semester during the third annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo Scholarship Fundraiser Barbecue and Team Exhibition. “This rodeo is mainly a fundraiser, but basically the team is here to show off their skills,” Mitchell […]

House season season ends with loss to Melrose

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By Ryan Lengerich MELROSE — On any other day, Harvey Parks would have had to share the spotlight. But this wasn’t any other day. Parks caught three touchdown passes in Melrose’s 65-6 win over House in Saturday’s state six-man quarterfinal game. He tied the National High School Federation six-man record for most touchdown receptions in […]

Just Passin’ Through: New car means new sights to see

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By Ryan Lengerich It’s a good thing Damion Kirkland just bought a new Honda Element. He still has a long way to drive. “I just got it this year so this is the first miles that are going on it,” he said. Kirkland, 28, has the next two months free from work and is driving […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Election brings new leaders

QCS Reports Two new members were elected to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors Tuesday. The AHCD election drew 20,040 voters around three districts. There are five members on board that are elected to a four year terms. Elections are held every two years for consistency purposes. This year three board members were […]

New director could soon be in place

QCS Reports The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation discussed the hiring of a Director of Economic Development at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. After beginning a nationwide search with job opening announcements in regional newspapers and Web Sites, 14 candidates were considered. Five of those candidates were chosen for phone interviews. Three candidates from Houston, […]

Fumbling Rattlers shut out Estancia

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By Ryan Lengerich On the road to the 2002 State Championship, the Rattlers’ opened last season with three consecutive shutout wins. Tucumcari (3-0) repeated that feat Friday night as junior quarterback Chris McCasland scored all three Rattler touchdowns in a 24-0 victory against Estancia (0-2) at Rattler stadium. Despite seven fumbles for the Rattler offense, […]