Lady Longhorns fall at quarterfinals

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QCS staff The Logan Lady Longhorns fell 57-49 to the Tatum Coyotes Tuesday at the state 1A basketball quarterfinals in Albuquerque. “I am real proud of the girls and can’t wait till next year,” said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor. The Lady Coyotes’ aggressive rebounding throughout the second and third period kept the Lady [...]

Heavy snow fall expected in Quay County

Thomas Garcia Temperatures will drop to freezing or below as a winter storm system moves into Quay County, said Jennifer Palucki of the National Weather Service Albuquerque. “The actual snow fall will begin Friday evening,” Palucki said. “The heaviest band of snow is expected to pass over Quay County or just to the west of [...]

Commissioners discuss redistricting, water rates

Thomas Garcia Tucumcari city commission held a public hearing for residents to review and discuss the municipal redistricting proposed by Southwest Political Services. Sterling Fluharty, owner of the Albuquerque based Southwest Political Services, presented three redistricting options. “I want to take the time to tell the public and commission the difference in the concepts and [...]

Smoke may continue to billow

Thomas Garcia The smell of smoke and the light haze reported in several areas in Quay County Tuesday was the castover from the wild fire in eastern Arizona, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said he was in Albuquerque, where he said the smoke conditions were strong. The Wallow, Ariz. fire has burnt over [...]

Racing commission members come from various backgrounds

Charles D. Brunt There will be four new faces on the five-member New Mexico Racing Commission when the governor-appointed body convenes for its regular meeting here today. Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Jerald Glenn Closper of Los Lunas, Gayla McCulloch of Farmington, Rob Doughty III of Albuquerque, and Beverly Bourguet of Albuquerque to the panel, [...]

Mesilla Valley repeats, ends Tucumcari’s surprise run

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Tucumcari’s first visit to The Pit floor didn’t exactly go as planned. Mesilla Valley junior guard Trey Correa made sure of it. Correa hit three 3-pointers in the first two-plus minutes and went 6-for-7 from long range in the opening half, helping the defending Class 2A champion [...]

San Jon, Tucumcari boys head to Albuquerque

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Fire hazardous weather warning

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning which is in effect from noon today to 6 p.m. MST this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect. A fire weather watch remains in effect Thursday afternoon.

Looking back — Feb. 16

February 1975 Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the twelfth judicial district. KOBTV, channel 67 out of Albuquerque, could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. Tucumcari Mayor James E. Saltz Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future [...]

Tucumcari fatal shooting eighth for APD

Rozanna M. Martinez Monday marked the eighth fatal shooting by Albuquerque police this year, but this time the confrontation took place in Tucumcari. The suspect was heavily armed and was involved in a standoff with police for more than six hours. According to State Police, Daniel Gonzales, 56, was involved in a domestic dispute with [...]