Obits 9/27

Benevieve Griego Genevieve “Billie” Griego, 65, died Sept. 24, 2003 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Tucumcari to Antonio and Paublita Lopez. Mrs. Griego attended the Tucumcari public school system. She married Manuel Griego Sept. 27, 1958, which would have made today their 45 wedding anniversary. Mrs. Griego [...]

Rattlers suffer season’s first loss

QCS Reports The Tucumcari Rattlers were dominated Friday night in a 49-14 loss to the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. The Rattlers (4-1) scored first against the Colts (5-0) on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sophomore Eric Holt with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter. Senior AJ Molinas added the extra point. That was [...]

Blocked field goal dooms Logan

QCS Reports The Longhorns lost their second straight game in heartbreaking fashion Friday night in front of their home crowd. Logan (2-3) fell short 35-34 in overtime to Melrose (3-1), the second ranked 6-man team in the state according to the coaches poll. “We just played really well and made a couple of mistakes that [...]

Support local museum

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon If you missed the events at Tucumcari Historical Museum last weekend, you missed one of the most exciting times we have had there this century. The New Mexico Archaeologists were there en masse and had more to tell us than we could possibly begin to learn. Just viewing their [...]

Americans have mixed view on First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which guarantees such rights [...]

First night show to say ‘thanks’

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By Ryan Lengerich Tune in your radio and look to the sky. For the first time, the Rotary Club will present an night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. But most the action can be seen anywhere in the city, said show organizer Bob McClelland Jr. Radio station KTNM 1400 AM [...]

MVD answers customer concerns

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By Angela Peacock After hearing complaints about service at the local office of the Motor Vehicle Division, the chief of the organization has instituted measures to improve his office’s standing. Since Gov. Bill Richardson’s June visit to Tucumcari, MVD Bureau Chief Raul Alvarez said the customer service at Tucumcari DMV has seen a drastic turnaround. [...]

Just Passin’ Through: Trucker measures miles in millions

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By Ryan Lengerich Doug Chambers has driven 5 1/2 million miles. Million. That would be Tucumcari to Albuquerque — 31,073 times. He’s never had a wreck and hasn’t had speeding ticket in 14 years. Chambers, a 49-year-old road warrior from St. George, Utah, has been a truck driver for 34 years. As he has done [...]

Organizers: Air show will go on

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By Ryan Lengerich The Thunderbirds won’t fly — and that’s no big deal. The 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned and organizer Bob McClelland Jr. expects an excellent show despite its original main attraction, the Air Force Thunderbirds, canceling their flight eight days before the event. “We have such [...]

New MBA program offered by Eastern

By Angela Peacock Beginning Oct. 21 Eastern New Mexico University will offer a Master of Business Administration program through Mesalands Community College. Lee Weyant, assistant professor of management and graduate coordinator for Eastern’s MBA program, said the MBA program is designed for working adults with or without an undergraduate degree in business. Courses will be [...]