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Retired chief arrested

New Mexico State Police arrested recently retired Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel on Tuesday, charging him with resisting and evading arrest and tampering with evidence. Braziel was released on a $3,000 cash bond later that day. He was also...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    February 22, 2017 

Rockabilly founders move on

Over the past five years, Rockabilly on the Route has been a successful, one-of-a-kind music festival, drawing more than 5,000 people to Tucumcari each year. But this year's event - scheduled June...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 22, 2017 

New Trigg admin making ties

Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Vince DiFranco, who is now administrator for the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, will focus his efforts on "tying two communities together." DiFranco said Presbyterian Health Services has...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 22, 2017 

City to reconsider nuisance fines

Tucumcari city commissioners agreed among themselves Thursday to consider reducing fines in the city’s 11-month-old “nuisance ordinance” designed to improve the city’s appearance by addressing neglected properties and deteriorated abandoned...

 

What's happening - Feb. 22

Thursday • Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., Tucumcari City Hall • City Commission: 6 p.m., Tucumcari City Hall Monday • Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse • Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Tucumcari Public Library...

 

Senior menu - Feb. 22

The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers for today through Feb. 28: Coffee, tea and milk served daily Tucumcari Thursday: Chicken and dumplings, asparagus, carrots, sugar cookie, pears Friday: Salisbury steak, mashed...

 

School menus - Feb. 22

The following are the menus for the schools in Quay County for today through Feb. 28: House Thursday Breakfast: Scrambled egg, sausage, yogurt, variety of juice and milk Lunch: Pizza, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with cheese, cereal,...

 

Jail log - Feb. 22

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Feb. 13 through Feb. 17: • Bonita Aughtman, 27, warrant • Albert Garcia, 29, probation violation • Larry Miller, 43, warrant • Herman Pulliam, 23, warrant •...

 

Pages past - Feb. 22

February 1955 • The Yucca yearbook staff took a field trip to the Princess Theater. The projection room of the theater was the object of a field trip taken by the staff in order to see how the movie programs were operated. E.F. Ayers and D.B....

 

Man struck, killed on I-40

A Tucumcari man was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday on Interstate 40 near Montoya while attempting to tow a commercial vehicle. On Sunday at 4:20 p.m., state police officers were dispatched to mile marker 318 on I-40 in reference to a fatal...

 

Plateau scholarship applications due soon

Applications for the 2017 Plateau Education Foundation Scholarship Program are due March 6 and are available at area high school guidance offices at local Plateau retail stores — Clayton, Clovis, Farwell, Fort Sumner, Logan, Santa Rosa and Vaughn...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 16, 2017

Former police chief arrested

Staff Report New Mexico State Police arrested recently retired Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel on Tuesday, charging him with resisting and evading arrest and tampering with evidence. Braziel was released on a $3,000 cash bond later that day. He...

 

Project backing withdrawn

County officials and a local school superintendent withdrew their support of a deep borehole project near Nara Visa during Monday's county commission meeting. "Certainly the commission had the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 15, 2017

Trigg admin let go

Don Weidemann, administrator for the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, will be leaving the position as of Friday. Troy Clark, vice president of regional operations for Presbyterian Health Services, which operates Trigg Hospital, said Weidemann has...

 

Review reveals missing evidence

A recent inventory of the evidence and property at the Tucumcari Police Department revealed that 17 firearms from nine criminal cases are unaccounted for, according to City Manager Jared Langenegger....

 

Flu hits area schools

A recent outbreak of influenza (flu) virus in Quay County caused several area students to miss school last week and prompted the closure of San Jon Schools Thursday for disinfecting. “The flu virus has hit our little school hard,” said Cynthia...

 

Turnout low for school board elections

Quay County Magistrate Judge Timothy "TJ" O’Quinn and area school officials canvassed the Feb. 7 school board election results Friday at the Quay County Courthouse. The Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon school board elections all included incumbent...

 

Logan mayor resigns

LOGAN — Following reports of his association with an alleged scam artist, Logan Mayor David Babb resigned on Monday. John Harley is accused of swindling more than $20,000 from Quay County residents. Criminal charges against him stem from the...

 

Practice love every day

While growing up in eastern Kentucky, I recall hearing about a prison sentence called, “life and a day,” to impose the most severe sentence short of the death penalty. Elsewhere, the sentence was called, “life without parole.” Merle Haggard s...

 

School menus - Feb. 15

The following are the menus for the schools in Quay County for today through Feb. 22: House Thursday Breakfast: Quesadilla, cereal, yogurt, variety of juice and milk Lunch: Lasagna, corn, French bread, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Biscuits with...

 

Senior menus - Feb. 15

The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers for today through Feb. 22: Coffee, tea and milk served daily Tucumcari Thursday: Trailblazer, California vegetables, ranch style beans, whole wheat roll, margarine, pineapple upsi...

 

What's happening - Feb. 15

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall Tuesday • City Finance Board: 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall Feb. 23 • Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., Tucumcari City Hall • Tucumcari City Commission:...

 

Community at odds over project

The general consensus for Quay County residents appeared to be opposition to a proposed borehole project as more than 180 people showed up to a public meeting in Nara Visa on Feb. 7. "This is a tight...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 15, 2017

Commission to apply for improvement grant

The Tucumcari City Commission agreed to apply for $41,210 in grant funds from the New Mexico Department of Transportation for improvements on Second Street from Historic Route 66 Boulevard to Main Street during their Thursday commission meeting. The...

 

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