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FSAAF hangar became home of the Greyhounds

This is the 55th article in the series about Fort Sumner Army Air Field (FSAAF) during WWII. During an interview on January 1, 2016, Fort Sumner residents, Bob and Mary Ann West, shared many memories about FSAAF, which was located about one mile north of town, where the current municipal airport is situated. Bob passed away on July 6, 2018.
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Village ups trash rates after County hike

Residential rates to see 3 percent increase, commerical rates to rise by double digits. Fort Sumner residents and businesses will pay a little more for trash collection service after action by the Village Council June 16. Meeting in special session, the Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance #427, an amendment...
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School Board President resigns position

Board to accept letter of interest for appointment through July 8 at Supe’s Office. The Fort Sumner School Board is seeking a new member following Monday’s resignation of Board President Scott Lewis. Lewis, who has served eight years on the School Board, announced his resignation in a letter...
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Martin, Herbert

Herbert Martin, 90 passed away at his Lubbock, TX home on June 1, 2022. He was born September 15, 1931 in Taiban, NM to the home of Samuel and Hazel (Hall) Martin. Herbert graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1949. He married Mary Louise Walker on March 28, 1959 in Fort Sumner. They made their home in Roswell where Herbert worked as Market Manager for Piggly Wiggly, in 1973 they moved to Lubbock, TX where Herbert worked as District Manager for Shoprite Foods, Herbert owned and operated Plains Meat Company in Lubbock.
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Chavezes named Old Fort Days Parade Marshalls

After more than 40 years of service to Fort Sumner and De Baca County, Juan and Barbara Chavez have been chosen as the Parade Marshals for the 2022 Old Fort Days Parade. The Chavezes will take the traditional ride down Fort Sumner Avenue when the parade makes its way through the village on Saturday, June 11, starting at 10 a.m.
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Creighton’s in Fort Sumner opens it doors on June 6

Creighton’s at the Fort, located in Fort Sumner at the corner of Sharp’s Street and West Sumner Avenue in the former Fraternal Order of Eagles building, opened its doors for business June 6, with a strong response from a steady stream of folks stopping in to see the newly-remodeled facility, as well as to shop for men’s and women’s clothing, horse supplies, tack, pet supplies and foods and a full line of livestock feeds and supplies from Purina, Hi Pro and more. Pictured from left are the Creighton’s management team; Tate and Kynsi Shelley, Leslie and Garland Creighton and Kasyn Creighton.
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Celebrate New Mexico: Billy The Kid Tombstone Race

FORT SUMNER, N.M. — In this week's Celebrate New Mexico series, Todd Kurtz travels to Fort Sumner to look at a race that's unique with ties to the wild west. The Billy the Kid Tombstone Race remembers a moment in history when the wild west outlaw's tombstone was stolen.
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New exhibit remembering the Long Walk opens at Bosque Redondo Memorial

FORT SUMNER, N.M. — "Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering - A Place of Survival" is a new permanent exhibit at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner. The exhibit takes you through the history of the Long Walk from the 1800s when thousands from the Navajo and Apache Nations were forced from their homes by the U.S. government.
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Lopez, headed to WTAM

Fort Sumner High School senior Estrella Lopez recently signed a letter of intent to compete for the West Texas A&M Spirit Squad in Canyon, TX. Pictured are (front, from left) her mother, Jennifer Jimenez, Estrella, her father Fernando Lopez and her sister, Jessa Lopez. Family members in back are Bella Montiel, Jayden Montiel, her stepmom Ashley Lopez, Julian Lopez and Santiago Lopez. Estrella was a member of the FSHS Cheer Team.
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Fox-Vixen Award

Five Fort Sumner Vixen senior received the coveted Fox-Vixen Award during the annual FSHS Athletic Banquet last week at the High School Gym. They include (from left) Jordan Wilton, Megan Oberg, Abigail Sleep, Abby Moyer and Jazelle Segura. They competed in three sports in each of the final three years at FSHS (with the exception of two track seasons lost to COVID). There are no FSHS senior male athletes graduating this year. The Fox-Vixen Award is the only athletic honor awarded by the school. All were members of the Vixens 2022 Class 1A state champion basketball team kathy craig.
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DWI Billboard design winners

AnJolena Lucero was selected as one of the top two winners of Fort Sumner High School art students whose designs were submitted to the De Baca County DWI Task Force Billboard Contest. The contest was a real-life project in the graphic design class taught by Kathy Craig. Lucero design will be made into actual billboards that will be displayed at the east or west edges of town.
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Grads walk Friday: Senior Awards Night prove to be fruitful

The annual Fort Sumner High School Commencement is scheduled, Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the FSHS Gym. Former FSHS math instructor Becky Pounds will be the graduation speaker. Chase Williamson will also address the class as the Valedictorian, graduating with a 4.429 grade-point average. Also speaking will be...
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New Mexico Historic Sites Commemorates Grand Opening Of ‘Bosque Redondo: A Place Of Suffering…A Place Of Survival’

‘They were all hungry’ exhibit in Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering … A Place of Survival. Courtesy/NMDCA. New Mexico Historic Sites commemorates the grand opening of “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering … A Place of Survival,” a permanent interpretive exhibition designed in collaboration with tribal partners that grapples with the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation, the U.S. army’s forced removal of Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache) people from their homes, and the brutality and perseverance of their life on the reservation.
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New exhibit opens at Bosque Redondo Memorial

The New Mexico Department of Historic Sites announced the grand opening of the exhibit titled "Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering... A Place of Survival" on May 28. The exhibit was a "collaboration with tribal partners that grapples with the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation," according to a news release from the New Mexico Historic...
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Cyberattacks target New Mexico school districts

In January, Albuquerque public schools were forced to cancel classes because of a district-wide cyber-attack. Most recently, Fort Sumner municipal schools were hit by a similar attack. Tony Sabaj is a cybersecurity expert, and he says attacks like these aren't going anywhere because hackers have found school districts as a prime target.
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