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 By David Stevens    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

Today our eyes focus on a hero

When the United States entered the Great War against Germany in April 1917, Tucumcari’s Isaac Kirkpatrick was attending law school at Valparaiso, Indiana. He withdrew from school immediately and...

 

Tucumcari quakes don't kill people

We don’t know much about Charles Franklin Petitt. He was from Cleveland, Tennessee, he’d apparently gone to Tucumcari, and his mother was worried about him in the fall of 1937. Ray H. Smith was...

 

Five apply for racino license

Warren Frost has long been convinced the race for New Mexico’s sixth racetrack/casino is between Clovis and Tucumcari. He is even more convinced now that the New Mexico Racing Commission has announc...

 
 By David Stevens    News    August 15, 2018

Friends: Reporter's lust for life his legacy

TUCUMCARI — He was always joking. He had the kindest heart. He was a legend around Quay County. The tributes to Thomas Garcia could fill a...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 31, 2018

Life of convenience

CLOVIS - Lonnie Allsup first became interested in retail grocery sales when he was 10 years old in his hometown of Morton, Texas. "He used to stand on...

 
 By David Stevens    News    August 30, 2017

Pastor: Teen was suicidal

CLOVIS — The teenage boy accused in the deadly shooting at Clovis’ public library had been in trouble at school, had recently contemplated suicide and had “anxiety attacks” that resulted in...

 
 By David Stevens    News    August 30, 2017

Teen shooter kills 2 in Clovis

CLOVIS - "Run!," he yelled. "Why aren't you running? I'm shooting at you! Run!" Lisa Baird said she was maybe 20 feet from the young man shouting the...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 26, 2017

Two daycare workers arrested in child's death

PORTALES - One child died, another is in critical condition and two Portales daycare workers have been arrested for leaving the children in a hot...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 26, 2017

Baby Maliyah 'happiest, brightest little girl'

PORTALES - Maliyah Jones was only 22 months old, but she'd already developed an irresistible personality. "She was the sweetest, happiest, brightest...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 19, 2017

'Everybody loved to watch him play'

CLOVIS - When Gevion Lewis stepped to the plate, the crowds would go quiet. "Everybody in the stands knew ... he would put on a show," said Alex Ferna...

 
 By David Stevens    News    July 12, 2017

Cholera found in Clovis pond

CLOVIS - First responders involved in the July 4 rescue of a boy found in the pond at Hillcrest Park have been advised to seek medical treatment,...

 
 By David Stevens    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Let's not overreact to boreholes

“(M)ake it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands ...” — 1 Thessalonians 4:11 What if you were minding your own business ... and then...

 

All comes down to 'basic freedom'

TUCUMCARI - Keith Hayes just wants to be left alone. After all, he's not bothering anybody. He understands some people view his property as unkempt and unsightly, but when you're in the concrete and...

 
 By David Stevens    News    March 1, 2017

Tow truck drivers unsung heroes

Jenelle Hansen remembers spinning out on an icy bridge near Edgewood, about eight or nine years ago. When the excitement was over, she found herself facing the wrong way, just off a busy highway,...

 

Editor's Election Day blog: Ashley close to winning county seat

Tim Ashley seems to be closing in on a Curry County Commission seat. Officials say Ashley is leading Paul D. Barnes, 1,660 votes to 1,540, with about 200 votes to be counted. Debbie Spriggs will be...

 

Three things about Sen. Bingaman

Clovis Media Inc. Editor David Stevens writes about regional history on his blog at: www.highplainsyesterdays.com Here are some recent posts: Jeff Bingaman of yesteryear: U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, 68,...

 

Aunt: Missing girl has history of 'blanking out'

Aly Marques' life has been more difficult than most. The former Forrest resident (2003-2010) had her first heart surgery to repair a leaky valve when she was 9 days old, said her great aunt, Laurie...

 

Detour never quite explained

Tucumcari has seen more than its share of travelers, thanks mostly to historic Route 66. Sometimes the strangers leave strange stories behind. That was the case when a confused, unemployed trumpet...

 

Tucumcari native remembers longest game

The longest game in professional baseball history has a Tucumcari connection. His name is Mark Corey. The marathon, which began 31 years ago today -- on April 18, 1981 -- lasted 33 innings. Corey was...

 

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