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No damage reported from tornado

The report of a tornado in Quay County the evening of March 12 prompted Tucumcari officials to activate the city’s tornado sirens, but no reports of damage came in the wake of the storm. Daniel...

Jail log - March 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 11 to March 15: • Deanna Kay Henke, 54, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Matthew Howell, 28, Tucumcari, five counts...

Tucumcari man arrested on assault, drug charges

A Tucumcari man was jailed after being accused of breaking into a garage, assaulting a family member and possessing marijuana during an incident March 11. Joshua Neal, 29, was accused in complaints...

Winds howl across area

How windy was it last Wednesday? How about so windy, it blew over a freight train. It sounds like a tall tale, but it was no joke when severe winds...

Police blotter - March 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 11 to March 17: Monday • 7:47 a.m.: Burglary from motor vehicle in 2000 block of South Third Street,...

Racino license once more on commission's agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission again has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its regular meeting Thursday in Albuquerque. But with a lawsuit due in an Albuquerque courtroom...

Quay County to receive $1.6 million plus for capital outlay

Quay County will receive more than $1.6 million worth of capital-outlay projects from the New Mexico Legislature, barring any line-item vetoes from the governor. State Rep. Randy Crowder (R-Clovis)...

City reaches shrine consensus

The Tucumcari City Commission reached a consensus in a public work session Thursday that shrines should not be allowed in the future at the Tucumcari Memorial Park cemetery, but existing shrines...

Menus - March 20

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Yogurt and granola, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Diced chicken and gravy with honey wheat roll, peanut...

Pages past - March 20

On this date ... 1969: Tucumcari’s Class of 1970 is presenting the comical play “The Campbells Are Coming” in the junior-high auditorium. The plot is of an Ozark family and the incidents that...

Gymnast wins state championship

An 11-year-old Tucumcari girl recently won an individual state championship during a gymnastics event in Albuquerque. Aliyah Marez, who takes attends school in Tucumcari but takes classes at KATZ...

Track season kicks off

Tucumcari track and field coach Wayne Ferguson will get his first good look at his boys and girls teams in competition Saturday during the...

Tularosa defeats Tucumcari

The sixth-seeded Tularosa girls basketball dashed Tucumcari’s dreams of a state-final berth by stunning the third-seeded Lady Rattlers 38-35 in the Class 3A quarterfinals March 12 at the Santa Ana...

Rodeo team takes two titles

The Mesalands Community College rodeo team took home two championship titles in bull riding during a recent season-opening competition at Central Arizona College in Casa Grande, Arizona. Levi Gray...

Lady Longhorns out in semifinals

The Logan girls basketball team’s 29 turnovers proved fatal during a 60-42 loss Thursday to Tatum in the Class 1A semifinals at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The third-seeded Lady...

Logan boys fall to Melrose

The Logan boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a fast start by district rival Melrose and fell 77-69 during the Class 1A quarterfinals Wednesday at Bernalillo High School. The fifth-seeded...

Time to applaud those oft-forgotten first responders

“I am a lineman for the county “And I drive the main road “Searchin’ in the sun for another overload …” — Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman” They gather annually to compete for fun,...

No point in legislating morality

Today’s topic is sin. I’ll try not to get preachy about it. There’s a long list of habit-forming vices that Americans have enjoyed, condemned, regulated and even outlawed over time, but today...

Answer God for bright future

As for every month on the Roman calendar, March 15, was called the Ides of March, which was last Friday. On the Ides of March in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated by as many as 60...

Sometimes I question full objectivity

We who work in literary forms, even journalism, often become enamored with scientific principles that we systematically misapply to our own work. Two of these are the Heisenberg Uncertainty...

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