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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Small settlements may be vulnerable to virus

A breakdown of Quay County’s COVID-19 vaccination rates by ZIP code show the settlements of San Jon, McAlister and Grady may be particularly vulnerable to the more-contagious and rapidly spreading...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Street work, zoning hot topics

The troubled Second Street project and zoning for future recreational marijuana shops were hot topics of discussion during Tucumcari MainStreet’s annual meeting last week. Attendees of the July 13...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

San Jon board discusses handbook changes

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week discussed proposed changes in the high school and middle-school student handbook — including ones that bar online students from...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Arch Hurley declines to allocate water

Despite recent rainstorms that raised Conchas Lake’s levels, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board voted again last week to not allocate any water to its irrigation system. Franklin McCasland,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Court overturns easement ruling

A New Mexico appellate court last week unanimously overturned a district court decision that ruled Quay County didn't hold an easement over a section...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Officials approve '30x30' resolution

The Quay County Commission on Friday unanimously approved a resolution stating its opposition to the federal government’s “30x30” land-preservation goal because it would cause “significant har...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Trigg among hospitals to receive grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it would award more than $3.1 million to 12 small rural hospitals in New Mexico, including Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 21, 2021 

Officer videoed body slamming suspect

Click Here for Video The actions of two Tucumcari police officers will undergo an internal review after one was seen on video picking up and slamming a suspect to the ground during an arrest Saturday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 14, 2021

Cooperative bearing fruit

The Table Top Food Cooperative that aims to mentor novice farmers and produce more local food appears to be bearing more fruit this year. David...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 7, 2021

Main Street mystery

Did Route 66 once run through Tucumcari's Main Street? It's a question a television producer aims to answer in the coming weeks that could have...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 7, 2021

Farmers Market to open Saturday

The general manager of the Tucumcari Farmers Market said two recent developments likely will boost the market - the lifting of many coronavirus...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 7, 2021

Woman honored for 50 years with Altrusa

A Tucumcari woman recently was honored for her 50 years of membership with Altrusa International of Tucumcari and remains its only active charter...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Governor selects new magistrate judge

New Mexico’s governor has chosen Tucumcari Municipal Judge Noreen Hendrickson as Quay County’s next magistrate judge and likely will take office sometime in mid-July. Reached by phone Wednesday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

US 54 bridge opens

LOGAN - A resident who attended a ceremony last week celebrating the opening of a $23.5 million bridge on U.S. 54 over the Canadian River witnessed to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Saturday storm floods Logan

LOGAN - A severe storm Saturday afternoon caused scattered reports of property damage and widespread flooding on roads and city streets around the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Quay officials table museum request

Though sympathetic to the request, the Quay County Commission on Monday tabled a request of up to $3,200 to the Tucumcari Historical Museum until the county manager could figure out how to find funds...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 30, 2021

Longhorns capture 1A championship

ALBUQUERQUE - At one point of Logan's Class 1A title game Thursday afternoon against Gateway Christian, the Longhorns trailed 3-0 while storm clouds b...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Cost of ballpark redevelopment plan balloons

The cost of Tucumcari Public Schools' ballparks redevelopment plan has ballooned more than 22% to a top level of $4.9 million since October 2019, but...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

School officials vote to extend superintendent's contract

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education voted 4-1 last week on a contract extension for its longtime superintendent that will keep him in the district through July 2024. Aaron McKinney, who...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Senior center director sets tentative reopening date

The contracted director of senior citizen centers in Tucumcari and Logan said she has set a tentative reopening date of Aug. 2 for both facilities — almost 18 months after they closed due to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

About 20 participate in mask-burning protest

LOGAN - Nearly 20 people - about half of them children - participated in a mask-burning event Saturday morning to protest those mandates for children...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 23, 2021

Mesalands president presents activity report

The new president at Mesalands Community College spent much of last week’s regular board of trustees meeting giving a detailed, 14-page report on his activities since May 18 — to the appreciation...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 23, 2021

Logan girls take state

ALBUQUERQUE - The Logan girls track team captured its second consecutive state title and the Longhorns boys team finished a close runner-up during...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

County officials hear from racino group

One of the principals for Coronado Partners that seeks a horse-racing track and casino in Tucumcari told the Quay County Commission on Monday his group would be “more assertive” in pressing its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 16, 2021

Mesalands board approves contract with president

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved a three-year contract with its new president, Gregory Todd Busch, during a special meeting Thursday. The vote followed a...

 

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