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Update: Tucumcari man killed in deputy-involved shooting

A Tucumcari man was fatally shot by a Quay County sheriff's deputy during a hostage situation early Tuesday morning in Tucumcari. Robert Roybal, 55,...

Jail log - June 20

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center June 12-18: • Zachary Knox, 24, battery on a household member • Shannon Saputo, 49, possession of marijuana • June...

Commission bans some aerial fireworks

A ban on some fireworks for 30 days received final approval Thursday from the Tucumcari City Commission. District 1 Commissioner Ralph Moya cast the lone “no” vote because, he said the ban came...

Officers honored for valor

Two Tucumcari Police officers who entered a burning house to assure occupants got to safety received "wreath of valor" awards from Police Chief David ...

Young, elderly at higher risk of heat-related issues

Despite a recent cooldown in temperatures from rain showers across the county, extreme heat will return and with it the dangers of heat exhaustion and stroke according to a local physician. “High...

Muralist welcomed back to town

More than 20 local artists and residents came out to welcome back muralist Doug Quarles during a reception Monday at The Gallery Etc. in Tucumcari....

Pages past - June 20

June 1942 • Over 300 anglers turned out at Conchas Lake for the opening of fishing and boating season. Fishing was repored to be excellent. • The ...

High temps, low moisture pose fire danger

Recent rainfall across the county brought temperatures down and provided a short relief but the danger of wildfires is still very high, said Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshall. “The moisture...

God's word the standard of justice

It’s a rare occurrence: A passage of Scripture was thrust into the national spotlight last week, as spokespersons for the Trump administration...

Second president finalist tours Mesalands

The second finalist for Mesalands Community College's presidential search toured the campus on Thursday, ending his day answering questions from...

Biases against Trump not political

I don’t know what to make of the Horowitz report, which President Donald Trump hoped would show that Hillary Clinton was a criminal and the FBI was biased, and therefore, his campaign did not...

Thank Sessions for unwittingly aiding pot effort

Good job, Jeff Sessions. It seems the attorney general’s misguided attempts to revive the unpopular and unjust federal war on marijuana may be having the exact opposite effect — prompting a new...

Letters to the editor - June 20

Republican majority will mean swift death to needed healthcare The coming midterm elections should not be promoted as conservative vs. liberals, or Republicans vs. Democrats, but as life or death...

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