Calendar — May 18

Friday Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall May 26 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall May 27 City Finance Board at 10 a.m., […]

Blotter — May 18

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 12:58 a.m., an alarm was reported at residence on the 700 block of Turner Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • At 8:28 a.m., a woman went into […]

School administrators hold meeting with Lambert

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Schools administrators held a due-process hearing April 21 with special education teacher Linda Lambert to address allegations of misconduct, according to Charles Goodmacher, a consultant with the state National Education Association. Lambert was placed on paid administrative leave April 14 amid allegations of misconduct. Lambert said she was reassigned to a teaching […]

Wedding woes call for desperate measures

Baxter Black It was a chance for Kurt to shine. He was father of the bride. Kurt is a seasoned, tough-hided, bow-legged Wyoming cowboy. He was not the kind of person you would ask to help you select the bridesmaids dresses or the pattern on your china. But his daughter knew that, so she asked […]

Christians should be unified in Christ

Leonard Lauriault My wife and I share my hard-covered Bible at church. Recently, I wanted to sit a little closer, but one side of the Bible had fallen down between us, chocking my movement. So I lifted it up, scooted over and rested the side that had fallen on her knee. Believe it or not, […]

San Jon 19-year-old dies in rollover after chase

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old San Jon man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover following a high-speed chase with the Clovis Police Department and the New Mexico State Police.

Racing commission to accept applications

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Gaming Authority is in the process of putting together a new application for New Mexico’s last non-reservation license. “The New Mexico Racing Commission will be accepting applications for the license from June 2 to the close of business Sept. 2,” said Racing Commission Deputy Director India Hatch. Hatch said the […]

People will believe anything

Russell Anglin There’s something about human beings that makes us want badly to disbelieve the official version of events. Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory. On Sunday, my friend Kyle’s girlfriend, Alex, introduced me to one I had not heard before. According to a group of conspirators, Paul McCartney died decades ago. Have you heard […]

Looking back — May 11

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Community briefs — May 11

Scholarship night approaches Tucumcari High School scholarship night takes place at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Tucumcari Auditorium.