THS junior claims state wrestling title

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. “This has been the most stress-free season […]

Police blotter — Nov. 30

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

Police blotter — Nov. 23

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday •

Police blotter — Nov. 16

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

Police blotter — Nov. 9

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

Police blotter — Oct. 26

A sampling from calls placed to Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 12:15 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 500 block of West Turner Avenue. • At 3:20 a.m., a man reported a fight at the corner of South Sixth […]

Headstone for soldier placed

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Thomas Garcia A headstone honoring a Confederate soldier was placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery on Sept. 7 — nearly a century after his death. Kenneth Glaze, an employee of Glaze Monument Company in Clovis, placed the military marker for Alfred Shelby. Shelby served in the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Company F of […]

Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great great grandfather

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Thomas Garcia A headstone for a Confederate Civil War veteran will be placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery 97 years after his death. Alfred Shelby died in September 1914 in Tucumcari. His grave had gone without a headstone until his great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided to change that. “It made me sad, knowing he had […]

County 4-Hers place in national competition

By John Villalba The Quay County 4-H home site evaluation team placed third in the 4-H division at the 60th Annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City May 5. The team qualified for the contest after winning first place at the State 4-H Conference last July. Team members included Richard Rush, Randall […]

Linda Lambert placed on paid leave

Russell Anglin A Tucumcari teacher who claims she was reassigned in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint was placed on administrative leave Thursday while school officials say they investigate charges of possible employee misconduct. Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dave Johnson gave a statement by phone Friday regarding Linda Lambert’s paid leave. “The district has become […]