Private digs catching on at Mesalands

Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know what […]

Man creates art from scrap

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By Angela Peacock When Mike Lucero wants to relax he usually does so by using the skills he’s obtained by taking art courses at Mesalands Community College to create masterpieces out of scrap metal. Lucero started off working with wood, but after taking a bronzing course from Djean Jawrunner at Mesalands he discovered his new […]

Obits Oct. 15

Susie Alice Smart Susie Alice Smart, 99, of Amarillo died Oct. 14, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born in Clarendon, Texas on July 17, 1904 to Maggie and William Johnston. they moved to Tucumcari in 1908, along with her six brothers, Frank, Sam, Jack, Robert, Homer and Milton Johnston. Mrs. Smart went to grade school […]

obits 9-20

Virginia Wood Virginia “Gina” Wood, 57, died Sept. 18, 2003 in Bernalillo. She was born May 9, 1946 in Tucumcari. Mrs. Wood is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Barreras; a brother, George Molinas and stepson Leroy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Gene Wood of Bernalillo, three sons, Joseph Montano, Dean Montano and wife […]