Daughter of commissioner files suit against estate

The daughter of a deceased Tucumcari city commissioner has filed suit against her sister and her father’s estate, alleging she suffered debilitating injuries during an apparent spat in her dying...

'Super-spreader' event feared at college

The president of Mesalands Community College said last week if he can’t get higher vaccination rates in the student population, he’s resigned to an eventual COVID-19 super-spreader event after...

Jail log - July 28

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 16 to July 25: • Alexis Diorio, 25, Williamsburg, probation violation, distribution of a controlled substance,...

Officials discuss ballpark cost

Tucumcari Public Schools' superintendent and its architect during a board work session last week discussed ways to trim costs associated with the...

Mesalands official says he has lead on hub

The director of Mesalands Community College's wind-energy program said last week he had a lead on acquiring a hub to go with a donated wind-turbine...

Police blotter - July 28

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 12 to July 25: July 12 • 9:48 a.m.: Property damage in 1500 block of South Rock Island Street,...

City approves renewal of joint powers agreement

The city of Tucumcari will uphold its part of the joint powers agreement that provides emergency communications service to Quay County and parts of Harding County. Under the agreement, city pays 45%...

Logan's Roch named superintendent of year

Logan Municipal Schools superintendent Dennis Roch last week was named 2021 New Mexico Superintendent of the Year by his peers. The award was presented during the annual conference of the New Mexico...

Senior centers cautiously optimistic

The contracted director of senior citizen centers in Tucumcari and Logan stayed cautiously optimistic those facilities will reopen for meals Monday morning after being closed for almost 18 months...

4-H rodeo returns this weekend

The Quay County 4-H Rodeo, which returns to the Quay County Fairgrounds Arena on Friday and Saturday, will test the skills of local cowboys and...

Pot legalization has rocky road ahead

There seems to be an element of the blind leading the blind in how state and local governments will regulate legalized recreational marijuana when the state starts issuing licenses to cannabis-based...

Stain deeper than we will admit

In the second verse of King David’s prayer of repentance, Psalm 51, the sinner cries out, “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me...

GRT problems hit consumers in pocketbook

New Mexico lawmakers, in the words of Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, “have got ourselves in a really tough predicament.” Richard Anklam, executive director of the nonpartisan...

Alamo should be remembered

No one is trying to topple the Alamo quite yet, but a new revisionist book on the foundational event of Texas history partakes of the iconoclastic spirit of our time. The book, titled “Forget the...

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