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Fire chief dismissed

Tucumcari Fire Chief Shane Warner was fired Sunday by City Manager Jared Langenegger. Langenegger would not comment about the reason for Warner's dismissal, except saying it was a limited personnel...

District 5 commissioner to be appointed

Tucumcari city commissioners are expected to appoint a new District 5 commissioner on Thursday. Former District 5 Commissioner John Mihm died suddenly in December. Three candidates expressed interest in the position and all were interviewed by...

Jail log - March 22

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 11 through March 17: • Mary Hoke, 41, battery on a household member • Billy Ivy, 49, warrant • Cody Farley, 21, warrant • Richard Finley, 28, warrant •...

Borehole meeting draws 130

Despite the absence of energy company officials, more than 130 county residents shared concerns about nuclear waste March 14 during a public information meeting at the Logan Civic Center. The...

Petition signatures certified

Three out of four Tucumcari city commissioners are facing recall after City Clerk Angelica Gray confirmed that voter signatures on a petition are authentic. Gray certified the signatures of four petitions on Sunday, warranting the recall of...

Ag secretary comes to Expo

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@thenews.email PORTALES — New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte is taking advantage of this year’s Portales Ag Expo by reaching out to his local constituents. Witte will be at the Jake Lopez...

San Jon National Honor Society supports local organizations

The National Honor Society of San Jon schools made a donation of $200 to a local animal rescue group as part of an initiative to aide local organizations. "We all love animals and wanted to donate...

Water authority discusses scenario planning

The strategic utilization of uncertainties about the future was the subject of a presentation at the Tuesday morning Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. Ralph Marra, founder and senior principal...

Pages past - March 22

March 1956 • R.L. Nelson of Nara Visa filed his candidacy for state representative Place 1 and I.L. McAlister of Nara Visa filed his candidacy for state senator. Thelma Trentham with the Quay County Clerk’s Office handled their paper work. •...

Lions Club has long history of community service

FLOYD — It all started in 1917 with 38-year-old Chicago business leader Melvin Jones telling members of his local business club that they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities. In 1925, Helen Keller...

Tucumcari boys take first at Rattler Relays

Track athletes from 17 high schools competed and qualified for state competition on Saturday during the annual Tucumcari Rattler Relays at Rattler Stadium. The Tucumcari Rattlers track and field team ...

All comes down to 'basic freedom'

TUCUMCARI - Keith Hayes just wants to be left alone. After all, he's not bothering anybody. He understands some people view his property as unkempt and unsightly, but when you're in the concrete and...

Apperances matter for economy

I have to admit I’m a little hacked by recent developments in Tucumcari, but I’m more puzzled than angered by the situation. Einstein is credited with saying the definition of insanity is doing the same thing the same way over and over again...

State grieves with Cannon for lost airmen

In New Mexico we celebrate — and often take for granted — our U.S. military forces. We turn out en masse for parades and fireworks displays. We jealously guard the budgets of our national labs, Air Force bases and Army missile range. We glance...

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