Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion: Courtesy photo Janet Romero, Unit 25 President, giving her report for Unit 25 in Clovis. American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports […]

Just another bear sighting

Officials in Tucumcari are on the lookout for a black bear spotted near Conchas Dam on Monday.

The little town that was — then wasn’t

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Gate City beat Vega, Texas, in basketball at Gate City on July 10, 1938. Gate City? Where in the world is Gate City? Think Conchas Dam. Yes, there is a Gate City and old folks around Tucumcari know where it was. I say was because there is no Gate City […]

Rain replenishing Conchas Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest it’s been in at least five years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With higher water levels, more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranch operations south of the dam as […]

Day trips: Ute Lake offers wet, dry activities

Compiled by Bryant Million Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake […]

June 4, 2006 Births

Bodee Aeson Bratcher was born March 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Matt and Adri Bratcher of Clovis He weighed 7 pounds, 3.4 ounces. He has a sister, Mattison, 4. Grandparents are Tim and Judy Bratcher of Bowie, Texas, and Jim and Jackie McElroy of Conchas Dam. Great-grandparents are Carl and […]

Conchas Lake State Park popular spot for watersports

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By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Conchas Lake State Park has been a popular daytrip or weekend camping destination for eastern New Mexico residents for more than 50 years. That same charm of a large body of water in the desert landscape attracts visitors still today. The lake was formed when the Canadian River was dammed […]

Martin, Lorraine C.

Lorraine Case Martin, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 4, 1926, to George and Mary Daffin Case in Bentley, Okla. She married Glynn B. Martin on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. She graduated from Murray State University in Tishomingo, Okla. She was […]

Conchas Dam hits 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam — […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]

Martin, Glynn B.

Glynn B. Martin Services: Have been held. Glynn B. Martin, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 18, 1922, in Coalgate, Okla., to Lee and Dora Martin. He married Lorraine Case on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. He worked as a distributor […]

Cain, Weldon

Weldon Cain Mr. Weldon Cain, 71, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Nov. 24, 1931, in Kaufman, Texas. He married Patricia Overton on May 24, 1955, in Lovington. He was a truck driver for Mussel White Trucking Co. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He […]