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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Two dead in Friday night shooting

Police cars and ambulances swarmed to the Pizza Hut in Tucumcari after a shooting there Friday night that left two Tucumcari men dead in an apparent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

New and old

A new Christmas event - if a horse-drawn carriage can be called new - mixed with an old favorite, the annual Parade of Lights, over the weekend in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

County approves mental health agreement

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved an agreement with the county’s adult detention center and Mental Health Resources Inc. of Tucumcari that likely will add thousands of dollars in costs...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Lawmaker shares thoughts on session

Veteran state Sen. Pete Campos foresees a lot of new infrastructure spending by a cash-flush New Mexico Legislature when its 30-day session resumes...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Tucumcari man avoids animal cruelty conviction

A Tucumcari man avoided a conviction on a felony animal-abuse charge after a Quay County jury deadlocked and failed to reach a verdict Wednesday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

San Jon rejects sports tri-op

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees unanimously voted to reject a sports cooperative agreement with Grady and House during a special meeting Nov. 26. “We’re on our own,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

Police investigate shooting at Pizza Hut that leaves 2 dead

Police cars and ambulances swarmed to the Pizza Hut in Tucumcari after a shooting there Friday night that left two Tucumcari men dead in an apparent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

Merry-making

The inaugural edition of a Very Merry Tucumcari on Saturday also could be described as a Very Busy, Very Blustery Tucumcari. Before a tree-lighting ce...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 4, 2019

Wrestling coach anticipates more

The Tucumcari wrestling team had a pretty good year last season, finishing 13-6 in dual meets, qualifying 13 athletes to the state tournament and one...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 27, 2019

Issues on tap at forum

It's a good problem to have, compared to previous years. Two area lawmakers talked Wednesday about the New Mexico Legislature being flush with money...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 27, 2019

Board to discuss deeding land for Mesalands dorm

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education in future meetings will discuss the possibility of deeding land used for an annual pep-rally bonfire to Mesalands Community College so it can build a 10...

 

Lady Rattlers face tough test

No creampuffs to start the season for the Lady Rattlers. The Tucumcari girls basketball team faces a tough first test of the season at perennial...

 

Tucumcari boys shoring up weaknesses

Longtime Tucumcari boys basketball coach John Span has taken steps to shore up a major weakness that surfaced on last season's team - free-throw shoot...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 20, 2019

Commissioners approve election results

The Quay County Commission during a special meeting the afternoon of Nov. 12 formally approved the canvass of the Nov. 5 election results, which...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 20, 2019

I-40 overpass work forces a detour

ENDEE - Operators at Russell's Travel Center aren't the only ones hoping an ongoing replacement of an aged overpass over Interstate 40 finishes as...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 20, 2019

College headcount declines

An annual enrollment report showed Mesalands Community College saw a small decrease in headcounts and full-time equivalency students in 2018-2019 compared to the previous year. Aaron Kennedy, vice...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 20, 2019

Tucumcari man arrested on felony complaints

A Tucumcari man was booked into the Quay County jail on three felony complaints after being accused of twice punching a woman, including once when she was carrying a child, and made threats with...

 

Logan takes 1A title

RIO RANCHO - Not many would describe a No. 2 seed beating a No. 1 seed as much of an upset. However, a case could be made for Logan volleyball team's...

 

Tucumcari falls to Socorro, Navajo Prep

RIO RANCHO - The Tucumcari volleyball team's first trip to the state tournament in 30 years was a short but spirited one, losing four-set matches to...

 

Jasmine Jones signs with ENMU

Senior Jasmine Jones, a key figure in Tucumcari's first berth in the state volleyball tournament in 30 years, signed a letter of commitment last week...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 13, 2019

Tax board talks reallocation

The Tucumcari Lodgers Advisory Tax Board on Wednesday discussed a city manager-supported proposal to reallocate Tucumcari Convention Center expenses so at least an additional $90,000 would be availabl...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 13, 2019

Two Tucumcari incumbents fall

One incumbent each in the Tucumcari City Commission and Tucumcari school board went down in defeat during nonpartisan elections Nov. 5. Two House...

 

Tucumcari qualifies

Tucumcari's volleyball team learned Sunday afternoon it had qualified for the state tournament, something the Lady Rattlers hadn't done in 30 years....

 

Tatum defeats Logan

LOGAN - It appeared the Longhorns might be brewing an upset Friday night against top-seeded Tatum in the eight-man football semifinals, staking a 6-0...

 

Logan falls to Melrose in district championship

MELROSE - In what may have been a preview of this week's Class 1A state volleyball championship, Melrose defeated Logan 25-19, 25-20, 25-12 in the...

 

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