Local takes top honors at Ranch HOrse contest

Ranch hands from throughout the west gathered in November to competed for the title of Top working Ranch Horse and among the winners was a Tucumcari resident and his horse. Winning in the open/senior class was Terry Riddle, 23, and his horse Marvelous Sonitalena from Tucumcari. Riddle, a recent graduate at ENMU in Portales, won […]

Deming woman wins horseshoe tournament

At the Tucumcari Open Horseshoe Tournament on June 5, the New Mexico woman’s state horseshoe pitching champion, Doris Miller of Deming once again stepped into the winner’s circle winning four and losing only two and having a ringer percentage of 65 percent. Miller was followed in second place by Helen Laumbach who won 3.5 and […]

Tracksters shine at district meet

William Thompson The 2004 District 6AA track meet was held at Tucumcari High School this past weekend, and a number of Rattlers qualified to go to Albuquerque this weekend for state competition. Two freshman girls will be going to Albuquerque. Jamie Jones will be competing in the javelin and discus events. Jones won the district […]

Cowboy dies near Grady

Juan Lucero, 20, a Logan resident, died Thursday from injuries suffered during a horseback riding accident on a ranch 12 miles west of Grady. According to Joe Schallert, Chief Deputy Sheriff of Quay County, Lucero and another cowboy were gathering cattle on the ranch when the accident occurred. “Mr. Lucero and another cowboy were gathering […]

Award winning artist displays works

By Ryan Lengerich Bernice Cosner’s passion for arts developed as much from necessity as it did from recreation. “When you have a rancher for a hubby, you need a hobby,” she said. Cosner was the featured artist for the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s presentation of Artist in the Annex for November. She displayed more than 20 […]

Local conservationist’s hard work pays off

By Angela Peacock Working closely with the community and area school children about the importance of conservation has won Relissa Nials this year’s Region V Outstanding Conservationist award. Nials works for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Tucumcari and has spent countless hours working with area youth educating them about the importance of conservation as […]