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Clear and quiet evening ahead

What a great looking Sunday! High temps climbed above average this afternoon with the metro reaching 67°. Roswell even made it into the 80s! Thankfully, the powerful wind gusts subsided across the central highlands today as well, making way for a much quieter afternoon. Temps warmed into the middle 70s for Santa Rosa under sunny skies.


Although most scholarship timelines are geared towards high school seniors, early fall is important for anyone starting their scholarship journey. This includes nontraditional students, current college students, and graduate students. Everyone should be ready to meet deadlines starting in September of each year. Ideally you should begin preparing in the summer before you are ready to begin or continue your studies. If you need money to start, NOT to continue, you should start your search for funding in the fall of the year before you plan to begin. For example, if you are planning to begin studying in the fall of 2022, you should begin your search for college funding in the fall of 2021.
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Bobcats Struggle in District-Opening Loss to Santa Rosa

After a rough first half, McCurdy football answered the challenge to show signs of life early in the second half. “I can respect fear,” McCurdy coach Robert Nevarez said to the team at halftime. “I can respect hesitancy. Because you can turn and face that. But quitting is a quality flaw, it’s a personality flaw that we just can’t afford on this team. Are we going to turn and face our adversary, or are we going to run and hide?”

State police arrest armed man after series of pursuits

PECOS, N.M. — A Colorado man was being pursued in San Miguel County after he exposed himself at a gas station and pulling out a firearm. Several police chases followed. New Mexico State Police were able to arrest 33-year-old Aurelio Carrasco. An aircraft crew spotted Carrasco on a mountain near six miles South of Rowe.

ENMSF Reserve Grand

Paige Layton of Fort Sumner showed the Reserve Grand Champion Junior Market Swine at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Oct. 4 in Roswell. The barrow was raised locally by Gammill Show Pigs. Layton was among 10 De Baca County exhibitors who qualified for the Junior Livestock Sale. Richland Auto Group of Roswell purchased the hog for $4,000.
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WANTED: New Mexico man repeatedly getting into police chases

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man who keeps getting into police chases this year — and keeps getting out of jail with the promise he’ll behave — is now on the run. You might remember Paul Mares from earlier this year – he was on probation when he took state police on a chaotic 15-minute chase on I-25 near Las Vegas after running a stop sign.

Lady Colts Fight for First District Win

The Lady Colt volleyball team picked up their first district win of the season, downing the Tucumcari Rattlers in four sets at home: 25-10, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21. NMMI used a combination of solid play all-around, drawing energy from a large crowd, present in part at The Ole Post for homecoming week festivities.

Earn Your Spurs in Silversmithing

A program in Tucumcari draws students from near and far to make functional cowboy art. OUT WHERE THE HIGH PLAINS meet Route 66, people from all over the world are drawn to the Cowboy Arts/Western Silversmithing associate’s degree program at Mesalands Community College, in Tucumcari. “The program gives an...

Vixens at home tonight vs. Grady

The Fort Sumner/House Vixens return to the court tonight (Thursday, Oct. 20) as they host the Grady Lady Bronchos in a District 6-1A match at FSHS Gym. The Vixens improved to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in the district at home last Saturday, sweeping San Jon 25-8, 25-13, 25-10. The Vixens have a previous victory this season over Grady, sweeping the Lady Bronchos on Oct. 1 in Grady. The Lady Bronchos (9-7, 1-3) were scheduled host top-ranked Melrose on Tuesday (Oct. 18) before coming to Fort Sumner on Thursday.

Ribera teen will be tried in classmate’s death elsewhere

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has agreed to a change of venue for the trial of a Ribera teen accused of shooting a classmate to death at a New Year’s Eve party. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Judge Michael Aragon, who presided over a hearing on the matter Wednesday, sided with defense attorneys for the 17-year-old suspect.

America’s storyteller is taking to the road

KINGMAN – Internationally acclaimed author and historian Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America is launching the Heartland Tour on October 14. It is sponsored in part by the City of Tucumcari ( and the Route 66 Association of Kingman Arizona. During the tour Hinckley will be recording interviews...

Del's Restaurant Serves Up Five-Star Experiences

Renee Gutierrez has spent more than 30 years dishing out hospitality at the iconic Tucumcari restaurant. ON A SCORCHING JULY AFTERNOON, a few dozen folks sit on the patio at Del’s Restaurant, in Tucumcari, listening to a local band perform classic country and rock hits. Others dance or admire the vintage cars and hot rods here to celebrate the Mother Road restaurant’s 66th birthday.