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Pacheco Family Dentistry now open

It took about a year longer than expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic and needed renovations to his facility, but Pacheco Family Dentistry in...

Jail log - June 9

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 28 to June 6: • Lawrence R. Arias, 60, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Seth A. Chavez, 33, Tucumcari, contempt of...

Police blotter - June 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 24 to June 6: May 24 • 9:11 a.m.: Pursuit at milepost 331, Interstate 40, Tucumcari. • 9:48 a.m.:...

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Quay vaccinations at a trickle

COVID-19 vaccinations in Quay County continued to slow to a trickle last week, prompting one health provider to consider giving away its leftover...

NM sets up vaccine lottery

New Mexico is giving away $10 million in prize money as a way to entice more residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s Department of Health and the...

Road work leading to slow traffic

Motorists should be aware of slowdowns due to the latest roadwork that began this week on Mountain Road south of Tucumcari Boulevard in Tucumcari. Construction began Monday on roadway rehabilitation...

San Jon schools to receive $258,000 in relief

SAN JON — San Jon Municipal Schools soon will receive more than $258,000 from the third round of federal coronavirus relief. Finding ways to spend in an allotted time is proving to be a challenge...

Courts rules against compensation

There is no constitutional or statutory requirement to compensate businesses for financial losses and expenses from restrictions imposed by public health emergency orders during the COVID-19...

Atzmus Taekwondo earns 15 medals

Atzmus Taekwondo of Tucumcari brought home 15 medals during a May 29 tournament hosted by Humble Warrior Taekwondo of Albuquerque, featuring 80 competitors. Dinhora Ogutu earned a gold medal in...

Quay to remain in turquoise for next few weeks

Quay County will remain in the turquoise zone for COVID-19 risk for the next few weeks, according to state officials during a health briefing last week. All New Mexico counties landed in the...

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East Mountain makes life difficult for Tucumcari

One East Mountain player in particular made life difficult for the Tucumcari softball team during its district-opening doubleheader last week....

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Logan girls dominate Relays

The Logan girls track team dominated the 11-team Ute Lake Relays at Logan on Saturday, scoring 110 points more than runner-up Clayton. Meanwhile,...

Tucumcari baseball team swept in doubleheader

The Tucumcari baseball team continued to take it on the chin in district play with a doubleheader sweep Wednesday by Sandia Prep. Sandia Prep won the opener 25-0 in five innings. The Rattlers...

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Longhorns sweep Cimarron

LOGAN - The Longhorns baseball team ran its record to 10-0 after a doubleheader sweep Friday against Cimarron. Aided by the strong pitching of...

NRA just isn't what it used to be

I got some mail last week from the National Rifle Association. They wanted money. I would have been inclined to donate years ago, when I remembered the NRA as the sponsor of my gun safety classes...

Rallying around the flag

Next Monday is National Flag Day, which commemorates acceptance of the American flag’s design on that date in 1777. Although celebrated for decades, Flag Day wasn’t a holiday until 1916, and it...

Election law isn't voter suppression

The Democratic opposition to legislative minorities using whatever leverage they have to block legislation is highly situational. In Washington, D.C., where Democrats control the White House and...

Pennsylvania made right move on unemployment

Businesses are scrambling to fill job vacancies as the country continues to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, but the reality is there simply are not enough people looking for work. The state of...

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