Obituaries 6/21

Alice Duba Alice Duba, 78, of Platte, S.D., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Platte Care Center . She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Platte, to Albert and Jennie (Luten) DeBoer. She attended grade school in Platte and graduated from Platte High School in 1942. She also was employed at the K&K Store for [...]

City approves two zoning ordinances

Sun Staff Tucumcari city commissioners approved two ordinances to change residential zones to commercial zones on Thursday at a meeting in Conchas. The commission also discussed the status of the natural gas pipeline under construction in the county. Following the regular business meeting, commissioners met for a retreat to discuss various past, present and future [...]

Obits 6/18

Wanda Coots Wanda Dale Coots, 89, died Sunday, June 15, 2003 in Big Spring, Texas. She was born Oct. 3, 1913, in Rosebud. She graduated from Clayton High School and was a member of the First Christian Church in Tucumcari. She was a bank teller in Nara Visa and later at the Citizen’s Bank in [...]

Iranian hits Tucumcari for peace

By Angela Peacock Since 1996, Reza Baluchi has been biking and running across the world with this message: “I would like for Muslims, Christians and everyone to come together. I’m running for people, peace and freedom,” said Baluchi as he stopped for a breather just past mile marker 333 outside of Tucumcari on Interstate 40 [...]

Garcia

Epimenia Garcia, 69, of Tucumcari, died Friday, June 6, 2003 in her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1933 in Garita. Mrs. Garcia was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers and the Crucillistas. She is preceded in death by her parents Stero and Domitila Garcia; one sister, [...]

Natural gas plant in works

Dave Gragg A key component in developing the natural gas surrounding Tucumcari in the Tucumcari Basin will be the plant scheduled for construction south of town in the next few weeks. That plant will remove the impurities — chiefly nitrogen — from the gas before sending it on its way to consumers. “It’s a fairly [...]

Water group discusses budget

By Dave Gragg Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority also discussed a proposed budget for the office staff at Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed first-year budget of $223,000 includes $27,000 in start-up costs. The two-person office would run closer to $200,000 each year after that. Half of the money would come from the [...]

Tradition with a capital ‘T’

Dave Gragg Tucumcari High School seniors stood in the back of trucks borrowed from the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, bouncing their way to the top of the town’s most recognizable feature. “This is what we lovingly refer to as a ‘primitive road,’” said Michael Latham as he drove a fire department brush buggy over terrain [...]

City: No more second chances

Angela Peacock Tucumcari residents now have stricter deadlines for paying their water bills. At Thursday’s City Commission Meeting City Manager Richard Primrose announced that the city will no longer be sending duplicate cut off notices. He said Tucumcari is averaging about $725 a month in postage and labor cost for having to send out more [...]

A place to come home to

Freedom Newspapers To the ancients, four elements — earth, water, air and fire — were the building blocks of all things. While we now have a better understanding of the atomic and subatomic makeup of matter, these four elements remain the building blocks to the future of Quay County. Earth is the foundation. Agriculture is [...]