Alta Gay Johnson, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Benedicto Lucero

Alta Gay Johnson Alta Gay Johnson, 65, died in Shreveport, La. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004. She was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Tucumcari. Johnson spent most of her adult life in Shreveport, La. where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Shorty Johnson, of Shreveport as […]

Local woman flies radio controlled planes

TV Hagneh Vickie Belisle has more airplanes than some small nations. She has 46 of them and all are in her ranch style home east of Tucumcari. There are planes, some with wingspans of more than nine feet across, hanging from the ceiling, some behind doors some in special racks, some on special tables, some […]

Homicide investigation continues

TV Hagenah According to representatives of area law enforcement agencies, work is continuing in the homicide investigation of the death of Joanie Vance of rural Tucumcari which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts on First Street around 5 p.m. “Investigating officers are working on it extremely hard,” said New […]

Snow closes city schools

William Thompson According to Bill Reentz PhD., Superintendent of Tucumcari Schools, Tucumcari schools failed to open Monday due to hazardous early morning driving conditions. Reentz said he received a call from his transportation supervisor, John Burson, about 4:30 a.m. Monday and Burson said the road conditions were questionable. “Mr. Burson told me he saw poor […]

Belly dancing set to roll

TV Hagenah It is a dance that brings to mind Scheherazade, Salome and even Mata Hari. It is a dance that brings to mind the middle east, of hookas and sitting on pillows on the floor. It is a dance of women in gauzy clothes and veils. And in the not too distant future it […]

Dems anticipate caucus

TV Hagenah According to representatives of the Democratic Party in Quay County, they are looking forward to Tuesday, Feb. 3 which will be the first ever Democratic caucus in New Mexico. “It’s very important for Democrats,” said the county chair of the Democratic Party in Quay County Ron Wilmot. “It’s important for them to vote […]

San Jon releases honor roll

San Jon Schools released their honor roll for the second nine weeks term. Second Nine Weeks: The only Senior receiving straight “A’s” was Katie Pool. Juniors receiving straight “A’s were Ellen Bone and Jennifer Choate. The only Sophomore receiving straight “A’s” was Rich Martinez. The only Freshman receiving straight “A’s” was Tyce Foster. The only […]

Rattlers lose at home

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers had the “green light” from their coach to shoot three pointers, but too often they came up short as Guymon won 59-42 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium, Tuesday night. Coach John Span said if his Rattlers want to shoot the three, he’s all for it. “If they’ve got an […]

Ladies lose to Guymon

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls team was once again beset by turnovers as they were defeated by Guymon, 66-29 last night at home. Rattlers’ Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said the only cure for her team’s turnover woes will be more game experience. “Again, it comes down to our lack of experience,” Trujillo said. Tucumcari kept […]

Family, friends recall victim

Darrell Maurina State police officials said last evening they have made no arrests and are not releasing any new information on the death of Joanie Vance, who was found dead in the Sundowner Gallery on First Street Tuesday evening. Early on in the investigation, it was released by the New Mexico State Police Investigation Division […]