Cadidates square off for state senate – Sparks

David Arkin A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is gearing up for […]

Lafferty, Martin, Inman

A. Clyn Inman A. Clyn Inman, 85. of Albuquerque for 49 years, native New Mexican and a resident of Oahu, Hawaii for two years, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Clyn Inman was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nevada and then was the comptroller for Mossman […]

Candidate announces for Quay County Commission

Bill Curry, a life-long resident of Quay County and a graduate of Tucumcari High School announced his candidacy for Quay County Commission, District 2 recently. Curry was raised on the Curry Ranch west of Tucumcari near Palomas. His work experience in Quay County includes eight years as the city engineer for the City of Tucumcari, […]

Merlin Engesser, Colton Schweizer

Colton Anthony Schweizer Colton Anthony Schweizer, 8, died April 2 in an automobile accident near Raton. Schweizer was born Jan. 15, 1996 in Aurora, Colo. Schweizer is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Stacia Schweizer of Aurora, Colo. Schweizer is also survived by his brother, Charles, and his grandparents, George and Joyce Shelley Ervin of […]

Local man sentenced to 36 years

William Thompson A Tucumcari man last week was sentenced to 36 years in prison for criminal sexual acts involving a juvenile female. Richard Taylor entered an Alford plea in 10th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. An Alford plea enables the defendant to maintain innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict. Donald Schutte, Quay County’s […]

Ann Ovazine Nihart

Ann Ovazine Nihart, 83, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Tucumcari died Sunday, March 14, 2004 following a long battle with cancer and other diseases. Ann Nihihart was born Dec. 25, 1920 to Jesse and Jessie Pool in Dallas. She had been a teacher for 29 years and was retired for another 24 years. She was […]

Church holds anniversary celebration

The End of Time Ministries will celebrating their second anniversary Saturday, March 20 at 4 p.m. “We decided to do this (the second anniversary celebration) because, well it has been two years and we wanted to thank the people who have helped us and supported us,” said Pastor of the End of Time Ministries, Dale […]

John C. Reed, Joseph R. Carlson, Joe Mario Cordova

John C. Reed John C. “Johnny” Reed, 52, died at his home in San Jon on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004. John Reed was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Tucumcari. He attended and graduated from the San Jon School System. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the San Jon Lions […]

Eating habits begin at birth

Brenda Bishop It may be hard to believe that the health decisions you make for a five-year-old today will still count when he or she is 50.  Many studies now show that adult afflictions like heart disease and high blood pressure clearly have their origins in early childhood. In some cases, childhood presents the only […]

First Baptist Church celebrates 100

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church turned 100 on Sunday and they had a party with all the trimmings to celebrate it at the church’s fellowship hall. Tucumcari’s oldest protestant church commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church Sunday evening Jan. 4 with a birthday cake, balloons a room full of […]