“Blaster” invades city

By Ryan Lengerich Unfortunately, business has been booming this week for the Tucumcari technology company ShipleySystems LLC. Since Tuesday the company received a barrage of calls from concerned customers with computers infected by the “Blaster” virus that has debilitated personal computers and business systems worldwide. Ed Shipley, co-owner of the family run business said he […]

True purple pride

By Ryan Lengerich While the defending state champions were still tossing on shoulder pads and pacing past lockers, high in the home side bleachers four women waited impatiently. Tucumcari football was minutes from a new beginning. In the top row, left of the press box 20 minutes prior to the teams annual Purple and Gold […]

Organizers thank volunteers for Gus Macker

Dear Editor, Please let me take this opportunity to publicly offer a special “Thank You” to all of those individuals who helped me make the 2003 Gus Macker Tournament a success for Tucumcari. THANK YOU … Max Jimenez, Chris Gries, Larry Moore, Michael Esquibel, Edward Barrios, Fred Martinez, Gilbert Romero, Ernie Chavez, Ted Lovato, Fritz […]

State closes Route 66 bridge

Dave Gragg Travelers looking to get their kicks will have to take a detour off old Route 66 for the immediate future. On Friday, the state Department of Transportation closed one of the road’s bridges over the Revuelto Creek between Tucumcari and San Jon, because it was unsafe to travel over. Signs detour motorists onto […]

7/23

Lena Luvany Davidson Buttram Newman Lena Luvany Davidson Buttram Newman, 90, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Albuquerque Manor. The daughter of Carlton and Elizabeth L. Rector Davidson, she was born April 18, 1913, at Plain. She married Avis Artie Buttram on Oct. 1, 1927, in Texas. Living in Forrest, they raised four children. […]

Trinity gets new pastor

Linda ben Donwerth Fred Caton, a local farmer and rancher and Tucumcari High School graduate, was called by Tucumcari’s Trinity Baptist Church to be their pastor as of June 16. His wife Rita is a school teacher. They have three children: Sam and wife Misty, Nicole and Stephen. At the age of nine, Fred asked […]

Rotary car show results

Best of show 1958 Corvette — Dr. Avery Rush of Amarillo People’s choice 1968 Chevy pickup — Rob McClelland of Tucumcari Long distance 1955 Chevy Wagon — Adam Twigg of Rhode Island Best paint 1955 Chevy 210 — Jim Caviness of Amarillo Best engine 1969 Camero — Greg Hodge of Amarillo Antiques First 1930 Model […]

Collectors still showing wares

Dave Gragg “Sweet old Bob” Gaines and Harold Jehle pondered tinkered with the little brass contraption for several minutes before finally giving up on it. They figured out that one piece was stuck and another was sharp, but that was as far as they got before taping over the sharp end and putting it back […]

Solar cars make pit stop

Angela Peacock Stop-and-go driving has an all-new meaning when the automobile being driven is powered by nothing but the sun. Tucumcari is just past the half-way mark for 20 solar-powered cars in the 2,300-mile American Solar Challenge, which began July 13 in Chicago and will end after the last car crosses the finish line Monday […]

But there’s nothing to do in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to figure out what to write for this week’s column. I mean, Tucumcari is such a dull little burg. There’s nothing to write about. There’s the whole Route 66 thing last weekend, but I had to be out of town for that. From […]