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Tucumcari man arrested on felony complaints

A Tucumcari man was booked into the Quay County jail on three felony complaints after being accused of twice punching a woman, including once when she was carrying a child, and made threats with... Full story

Jail log - Nov. 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 8 to Nov. 13: • Kimberly Elizabeth Daniels, 30, Tucumcari, criminal trespassing (unposted) and no insurance. ... Full story

I-40 overpass work forces a detour

ENDEE - Operators at Russell's Travel Center aren't the only ones hoping an ongoing replacement of an aged overpass over Interstate 40 finishes as...

Commissioners approve election results

The Quay County Commission during a special meeting the afternoon of Nov. 12 formally approved the canvass of the Nov. 5 election results, which...

Mesalands receives $6,000 education grant

The Mesalands Community College Foundation recently received a $6,000 education grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to enhance the Integrated Renewable Energy Program at the college. The college...

Police blotter - Nov. 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17: Nov. 10 • 4:05 a.m.: Hit-and-run with property damage in 2000 block of South Mountain...

Family files suit against state in hot car death

PORTALES — The family of a girl who died in 2017 after being left in a hot car at a Portales daycare is suing the state, alleging shortcomings in training and supervision contributed to the death....

College headcount declines

An annual enrollment report showed Mesalands Community College saw a small decrease in headcounts and full-time equivalency students in 2018-2019 compared to the previous year. Aaron Kennedy, vice...

Pages past - Nov. 20

On this date ... 1969: The region’s broomcorn harvest is in full swing. The newspaper talked to Leslie Robbins, who raises the crop six miles northeast of San Jon. About 12,000 to 15,000 acres of...

Menus - Nov. 20

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese sandwich,...

Jasmine Jones signs with ENMU

Senior Jasmine Jones, a key figure in Tucumcari's first berth in the state volleyball tournament in 30 years, signed a letter of commitment last week...

Logan takes 1A title

RIO RANCHO - Not many would describe a No. 2 seed beating a No. 1 seed as much of an upset. However, a case could be made for Logan volleyball team's...

Tucumcari falls to Socorro, Navajo Prep

RIO RANCHO - The Tucumcari volleyball team's first trip to the state tournament in 30 years was a short but spirited one, losing four-set matches to...

Whatever happened to that airline?

Carol Nash has a question. The Clovis woman perhaps best known as the pronouncer at local spelling bees for years is also the granddaughter of a...

Change thinking to be more thankful

So Thanksgiving is at hand, the holiday that shares its name with a type of prayer. In the interest of transparency, I’ll admit I’m not great at...

Impeachment going nowhere fast

Spoiler alert. The Democrats’ big dream of impeaching President Trump is going nowhere. Act I of the pathetic Trump impeachment hearings they are staging in the House for the next week was not...

Time to end settlements made in secret

Words like “blackmail” and “coverup” have been tossed around. That might overstate what prompted New Mexico to shell out $2 million in taxpayer dollars to two groups of women who alleged...

Letter to the editor - Nov. 20

New taxes on rich would help reduce inequality We have someone running for president who knows what needs to be changed to benefit the majority of the citizens and the courage to present a plan. We...

Impeachment can be confusing

Impeachment was on just about everybody’s mind last week as the House of Representatives’ hearings on the subject went live. But the idea of impeachment is likely misunderstood. Some understand...

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