California man traveling across country on horseback

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Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until [...]

Lady Rattlers fall in three sets

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Thomas Garcia The 3-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost in three to the 5-7 Robertson Lady Cardinals Tuesday night at Tucumcari. The Lady Cardinals won in three sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-16. “This is a much needed win for the girls,” said Lady Cardinals head coach Mary Bustos. Bustos said the team needed the win to [...]

Tucumcari man found unfit for trial

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday by the 10th Judi-cial District Court in connection with a 2009 homicide. District Judge Albert J. Mitchell ruled that Robert W. “Chief” Wynashe, was incompetent to stand trial for the shooting death of Howard Russell King. King was shot June 1, 2009, while [...]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon [...]

TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation [...]

Arch Hurley board allows absentee voting

Thomas Garcia The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors approved a resolution updating election rules, timetables and forms during its regular meeting Tuesday. “This will make participation and the process of the election voter-friendly,” Arch Hurley Manager Franklin McCasland said. Governor Suzana Martinez signed HB 358 into law earlier this month, which updated Arch [...]

Governor recounts lessons learned to Clovis crowd

Kevin Wilson District Attorney Matt Chandler surveyed the audience of about 350 at the Clovis Civic Center Tuesday morning. “This is our biggest crowd,” Chandler said of the seventh annual area breakfast to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, “and I’m glad everybody came to hear me speak.”Chandler and the audience laughed, knowing full well [...]

Senior activities

Tucumcari Senior Center Daily Activities Monday Billiards: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Dominoes: 1- 3 p.m. Bridge: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Monday of the month: April 4 Canasta: 1 – 3 p.m. Ceramics: 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday Billiards: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 – [...]

Birch wins Logan school board election

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Thomas Garcia Below-freezing temperatures across the county may have contributed to low voter turnouts in county school board elections Tuesday. “The cold affected voter turnouts across the state,” said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. White said a total of 392 Quay County voters, seven percent of the voting population, braved the weather to cast their [...]

San Jon, Tucumcari schools cancel Tuesday classes

Due to inclement weather, San Jon and Tucumcari schools have cancelled classes for Tuesday, Feb. 1