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Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling reported

Two cases of apparent contraband smuggling by inmates were reported last week in the Quay County Detention Center. According to reports from the sheriff’s office, a jail officer informed a deputy...

Vandalism, thefts reported at ranch

Malicious vandalism and thefts were reported to at the Dennis Ranch off Highway 278 in Quay County. Quay County sheriff’s deputy Larry Cooksey reported on Wednesday morning a ranch employee...

Jail log - May 12

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 3 to May 9: • Anthony Arthur Molina, 27, Tucumcari, felony contempt of court. • Ricky Don Davis, 53, Pelican Bay,...

Quay records five more coronavirus cases

Quay County recorded five more coronavirus cases on Friday, continuing a trend that represents one of the worst spikes of the disease in New Mexico. According to data from the state’s Department...

Rattler Reunion making return

The annual Rattler Reunion returns on Aug. 5-7 after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still mindful of the virus, the event that typically draws hundreds of Tucumcari High School...

Apartment lawsuit dismissed

The Quay Apartments’ lawsuit against Quay County Assessor Janie Hoffman over its property taxes was ordered dismissed last week after both parties reported a resolution. District Judge Albert...

California man accused in Tucumcari robberies

A California man apprehended in Texas after being accused of robbing two gas stations in Quay County netted just $120 in those heists, according to new information filed in court last week regarding...

Arizona man hit by vehicle

A man from Arizona died Wednesday when he was hit by a motor vehicle while walking on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari. For unknown reasons, Edwin Coffey, 39, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was walking in...

Homeowner issues more rebuttals in case

A Tucumcari homeowner who was sued after a man fell from his roof and died has issued more rebuttals in the case — including additional allegations the man was intoxicated and on his property...

Police blotter - May 12

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 3 to May 9: Monday • 7:26 a.m.: Illegal dumping at Quay Roads AO and 65, Tucumcari. • 8:02 a.m.:...

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Lady Rattlers fall twice in doubleheader

The Tucumcari softball team was much less experienced on the field than West Las Vegas, and it showed during 18-0 and 30-0 losses during the Lady...

Games canceled due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on Tucumcari’s spring sports schedules. The Lady Rattlers’ scheduled softball game at home against Raton on Saturday was canceled when the Tigers...

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Track season starts Saturday

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected participation in Tucumcari's sports programs. Track and field is no different. When...

Wrestling team finishes third

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished a disappointing third in the A/3A District 1 dual championships Friday at Robertson High School in Las Vegas. West Las Vegas came from behind to capture the...

Wheels on Fire bicycle event canceled again

The Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle event in Tucumcari has been canceled for a second straight year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook page for the event, scheduled for Sept. 25, announced...

Census report should be wakeup call

The US Census Bureau recently released what can only be described as some disturbing data regarding the future of New Mexico. Notably, while the state’s population grew by just 2.8 percent over...

Sen. Scott's view deserves respect

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, declared on April 29 that “America is not a racist country.” Scott is a conservative, so it would normally not register as much as a raised eyebrow, but he...

What's in your hands?

I wrote recently about an Easter weekend sermon we heard about our talents or abilities and how God can use whatever is in our hands to accomplish his will. The sermon’s basis was Exodus 4:1-5,...

Use of Signal app troubling to open government

The use of a secure communications app by the Children, Youth and Families Department that routinely encrypts and deletes communications between staffers is more than troubling. One child advocacy...

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