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Jail log - April 7

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 29 to April 2: • Raymond Holliday, 31, Tucumcari, warrant from other counties or states. • Daniella Jean Pacheco,...

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Quay County manager reflects

Of the 14 years Richard Primrose served as Quay County's manager, he said the final one was the toughest. Primrose, who retires April 16, said the...

Chamber seeking executive director

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce again is looking for an executive director after the current one is resigning after less than four months on the job. The chamber board’s president,...

Developer seeking location approval

The developer of a nearly 300-megawatt wind farm is seeking location approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The Grady Martin Wind Project would encompass more than 37,000 acres... Full story

Legal recreational marijuana likely not until early next year

New Mexico lawmakers have approved recreational pot, but no one should fire up a doobie just yet. The Legislature last week during a special session at the Roundhouse voted to legalize recreational... Full story

Police blotter - April 7

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 29 to April 4: Monday • 12:23 a.m.: Vehicle fire in 33800 block of Interstate 40 west, Tucumcari....

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City continues contract

The city of Tucumcari will continue its contract with Monarch Properties of Albuquerque for the management of the Chaparral Apartments for another...

Quay County again stays in turquoise zone

Quay County remained in the coveted turquoise zone again after COVID-19 risk assessments were announced Wednesday afternoon by the state’s Department of Health. The county saw a small increase in...

NM opens vaccines to everyone over 16

New Mexico on Monday opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone over age 16 as Quay County health clinics prepared for two vaccination events this week. In addition to the Quay County Public...

MCC hosting candidate video conferences

Mesalands Community College will host a series of six online video conferences starting Wednesday through April 14 for its six presidential candidates in which residents can participate. The college... Full story

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Volleyball players named to all-district

Three Tucumcari volleyball players earned all-district honors in Class 3A's District 4. Senior outside hitter Felicity Lopez, junior outside hitter...

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Wrestlers prep for season

Tucumcari has another talented wrestling team getting ready to belatedly begin its season, but there will be a greater sense of urgency with each...

Lady Rattlers take season opening loss

The Tucumcari girls basketball team took it on the chin during a 64-22 season-opening loss Friday at Robertson in Las Vegas. Alexus Lafferty scored 12 points to lead the Lady Rattlers, and Caylee...

Logan girls fend off Clovis Christian

The Logan girls basketball team fended off a challenge from Clovis Christian during a 50-44 victory in both teams’ season opener Saturday. Kambry Burns led the Lady Longhorns with 13 points....

Logan's Longhorns fall to hot-shooting Eagles

The Logan boys basketball team fell 69-62 to hot-shooting Clovis Christian during both teams’ season-opening game Saturday. Dante Sanchez scored 19 points to led the Longhorns. Kaden Riggs added...

MCC golfer invited to championship

Tanner Croom of Mesalands Community College’s golf team has been invited to participate in this month’s National Collegiate Golf Club Association’s championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey....

Some reservations about marijuana

Yay. That’s about as much enthusiasm as I can drum up for New Mexico’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults. If the Legislature had rejected the proposal so important to Gov....

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Love the foreigner as yourself

Immigration is a big news item, as we find ourselves still dealing with “kids in cages” on our Southern border. My conservative friends blame...

Let's hope cannabis legislation gateway to more freedom

By this time next year, pot will be legal and openly for sale across New Mexico. The Legislature approved cannabis legislation in a special session last week and the governor is expected to sign it...

Word 'trillion' defining Biden era

So far, the defining word of the Biden era is “trillion.” The Joe Biden who portrayed himself as a moderate, old school, bipartisan dealmaker during the presidential campaign is now a distant...

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