Donated lamb steals show

The animal that brought the highest bid Saturday night during the Junior Livestock Sale - the traditional highlight of the Quay County Fair - wasn't...

Tucumcari leaders remain optimistic

While the Coronado Partners group is far from giving up on obtaining a license to build a racetrack-casino in Tucumcari, the state's recent decision...

$3.67 million awarded for projects

Quay County entities were awarded Thursday with a total of $3.67 million in state grants for three projects, including for a new bridge on Old Route...

Jail log - Aug. 21

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18: • Cathy Rosanne Rutherford, 57, Tucumcari, failure to pay wages (employee fired). • Orlando A....

Attorney hoping for conditional discharge

Jamal Jones’ attorney holds out slim hope his client can receive a conditional discharge from sentencing for his role in a violent home invasion so he can join the military. What’s more likely...

Police blotter - Aug. 21

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center Aug. 11-18 Aug. 11 • 9:40 a.m.: Civil matter in 1400 block of South Adams Street, Tucumcari. • 11:13 a.m.:...

Menus - Aug. 21

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Ham and egg biscuit sandwich, granola with strawberry and banana yogurt, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken tacos with chicken taco meat and 6-inch...

Pages past - Aug. 21

On this date ... 1969: The Czechoslovak government sent tanks tonight into Prague, where crowds estimated as high as 100,000 exploded into noisy anti-Russian protests. Some people were hit by...

Calendar - Aug. 21

Saturday — White Bass Tournament. For more information, contact Ute Lake State Park in Logan at (575) 487-2284. Sept. 16 — Quay County Democratic Party meeting. The organization meets the third...

Pigskin Preview: Rattlers hope to avoid injury bug

“I think we will be a decent ballclub if we can stay healthy.” Tucumcari head coach Wayne Ferguson’s thumbnail assessment of his team matches... Full story

Football season gearing up

If history is any judge, those who attend Tucumcari's season-opener at 7 p.m. Friday at Rattler Field against Escalante shouldn't leave early. The...

High hopes for Tucumcari volleyball

Last season, Tucumcari's volleyball team came within an eyelash of winning the district title and forced a tiebreaking match to decide the crown....

Pigskin preview: Clovis optimistic despite brutal schedule

CLOVIS — The night of Nov. 2, 2018 might be one the Clovis High football team may want to remember as among its best of last season. It was a game...

Pigskin preview: Rams aim for final four and further

PORTALES — A quick look at Class 4A football in the Land of Enchantment looks like you’re playing a dice game, with four different title winners...

Pets can literally save our lives

I have a dog in the house. He doesn’t live here, he just came to visit. And I have a family of feral cats living in my back yard. The momma cat claimed squatters rights, having lived here before I...

Some advice open to interpretation, some not

We found a paperback book at our house about a year ago that does not belong to anyone living here. So, we’ve been asking those who visit whether it’s theirs. Recently, we asked a mid-30s,...

Trump falling back on old triumphs

President Donald Trump announced out of the blue last week that he wants to buy Greenland, which has the whole world going, “What the rhymes-with-small-waterfowl?” Well, there are some...

Campaign finance changes may polarize

For years, transparency advocates have been raising hue and cry for campaign finance reform that generally accomplishes two goals: First, reform should create an environment where the person or...

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