Local faces wrongful death suit

Jordan Walker of Tucumcari has been named in a civil wrongful death lawsuit in the 2015 shooting death of Patrick Gonzales, 17, of Tucumcari. The suit was filed July 5 in Second Judicial District...

Motorcycle stolen from Clovis mall

CLOVIS — The legend rolls on. But Clovis police aren’t quite sure where it went. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle displayed at Clovis’ North Plains Mall was stolen about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday....

Officials uneasy with bonding changes

Local courts and the local district attorney have concerns regarding changes to statewide bonding procedures, which now allow certain defendants to...

Jail log - July 19

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 8-14: • Michael Chacon, 38, disorderly conduct • Thomas Dominguez, 24, aggravated battery • Michael...

City to give nearly $62K to senior meal program

Tucumcari’s Senior Citizen Center is operating its meal programs and other activities that assist seniors 60 and older on a little more than $315,400, according to terms of an agreement between...

Two win championships at 4-H competition

Quay County 4-H members won two state championships while competing at the 2017 New Mexico State 4-H Conference at Las Cruces. Quay County had 16 4-H members compete in contests held July 10-13....

'Everybody loved to watch him play'

CLOVIS - When Gevion Lewis stepped to the plate, the crowds would go quiet. "Everybody in the stands knew ... he would put on a show," said Alex...

Soap box derby champ set for Akron

CLOVIS - Rolling down hill may not sound thrilling, but for 12-year-old Jaden Martinez of Clovis, it will be the thrill of his young life. Martinez...

Fire departments tackle new system

As the new fiscal year begins for nine rural fire departments, county officials centered their concerns on how to continue services under the new quarterly funding system. “The good news is the...

Lucky local wins chamber raffle

An intuition of luck paid off in a big way for Tucumcari resident Mark Romero when he won a UTV worth $10,000 off a $25 raffle ticket from the Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce. “I really can’t...

Rattler wrestlers to attend camp

The Tucumcari Rattler Wrestling team will have the opportunity to learn techniques from a pair of Olympic gold medalists during a camp at Tascosa High School in Amarillo. “Getting a chance to...

Funny how history repeats itself

It would do well for us to remember what happened the last time a special counsel was appointed to serve for the United States Department of Justice. ...

State's budget can't support excess colleges

Too many colleges. Not enough money. Not enough students. Not sustainable. To a pessimist, this is a good, if Hemingway-esque, description of New Mexico’s system of higher education. To an...

Today's writers travel hard road

I have been reading two works of literature lately, one of which is considered serious literature and the other pure, addicting entertainment. A few months ago I completed “Infinite Jest,” by...

Use your quiet time wisely

The daily quiet time is a staple of Bible-believing Christianity. It’s so prevalent that we don’t give much critical thought to it. It is...

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