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Residents concerned about nuclear waste

Recent concerns from Quay County residents about the deposit of nuclear waste during a proposed deep borehole test near Nara Visa are understandable, according to Chip Cameron, ENERCON Federal...

Commission remembers John Mihm

Tucumcari city commissioners took time before conducting regular business Thursday to pay tribute to John Mihm, the former District 5 commissioner who died suddenly on Dec. 19 at age 50....

Jail log - Jan. 18

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 10 through Jan. 13: • Deonte Blaclock, 28, contributing to the delinquency of a minor • Francisco Galcan, 43, aggravated battery against a household member...

Mesalands to offer student housing

Mesalands Community College will soon offer housing for students for the first time in the institution’s history at a 34-bed apartment complex that will be referred to as Stampede Village. “We...

'New Mexico Music Showcase' a go

The Tucumcari City Commission cleared the way Thursday for the first “New Mexico Music Showcase” at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The commission authorized event sponsor Columbus Club to use $10,000 in Lodger’s Tax funds — $4,000 for...

Pages past - Jan. 18

January 1970 • First Lt. George M. York, son of Mr. and Mrs. David York of Tucumcari, was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and the Soldier’s Medal for his distinguished heroism on Nov. 21, 1969. York assisted in disarming a...

Letter to the Editor: Sexual orientation not a 'lifestyle'

Rube Render’s Jan. 11 column headlined “Sports, government bad combination,” is an accurate description of how sports organizations manipulate officials to fund their endeavors. The Texas Rangers baseball team is a good example. Where I...

What's happening - Jan. 18

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall Monday • Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Tucumcari library Tuesday • City Finance Board: 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall • Economic Development...

On the shelves - Jan. 18

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction • “The Whistler,” by John Grisham. A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos. • “The Award,” by...

Senior menus - Jan. 18

The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers for today through Jan. 25: Coffee, tea and milk served daily Tucumcari Thursday: Beef enchiladas, pinto beans, crackers, chocolate chip cookies Friday: Chili dog, baked potato...

Rattlers to face Dexter

The Tucumcari Rattlers have a busy week with two home games, including Saturday's homecoming game against Bosque. The Rattlers (4-8) start things off Thursday against the Dexter Blue Demons (10-5) at ...

Wrestlers grab first at Pecos tourney

The Tucumcari Rattlers first-place finish at Saturday’s wrestling tournament at Pecos is another step in their preparation for a strong district run, according to Head Coach Eddie Encinias. “The...

In the end, federal law trumps state

“No man shall be deprived of the free enjoyment of his life, liberty, or property, unless declared to be forfeited by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.” — The Magna Carta,...

King's wisdom shines beyond 'I Have a Dream'

Some important figures in American culture, even though they produced a great body of work, are most recognized for a single outstanding accomplishment. For instance, Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train,” or Maya Angelou’s “I Know...

Caution vital for Obamacare fix

I have two words of advice for the Republican Congress as it gets ready to perform major surgery on Obamacare: Go slow. Obamacare itself was passed so quickly that even its Democrat sponsors...

Focus on God's future for you this year

Although we actually just went from one day to the next, we’ve just passed into a New Year. While the 366 days to be remembered as 2016 were filled with tragedy and triumph, it isn’t the focus of this article to list the epic events of the past...

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