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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 13, 2021 

Special meeting to be held on rental fees

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday scheduled a work session for 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at city hall to make a final recommendation on higher user fees for the Tucumcari Convention Center....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Mesalands crowns champion, co-champion

Mesalands Community College crowned one outright champion and saw another athlete earn a co-champion title during the finals Saturday night of its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Remembering a record

RAGLAND - On the edge of the caprock, a father and his teenage son built a makeshift set of goalposts that doubled as a pasture gate behind the villag...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Lady Rattlers pull off dominating victory against Pecos

The Lady Rattlers pulled off a rarity in volleyball – all 11 players on the varsity roster registered a kill during a dominating 25-10, 25-14, 25-9...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 6, 2021

Complaints lead to fines, regulations

A Tucumcari woman's complaints about a driver's "extreme and bizarre" conduct prompted state regulators to issue five-figure fines to two...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 6, 2021

Trucker earns award

A pioneering Tucumcari trucker earned the Company Driver of the Year award and $25,000 during the Truckload Carriers Association's convention in Las...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 6, 2021

Bare & Wild opens at new location

Among the machines that allow Bare & Wild Creations to personalize gifts and other items, the one that got the most attention Saturday was a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 6, 2021

Fort Sumner defeats Logan

FORT SUMNER - The Logan football team won't have an undefeated season in 2021. Fort Sumner - especially quarterback Joaquin Segura - made sure of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Proposed Mesalands 10-year plan presented

Architects presented a proposed 10-year master plan for Mesalands Community College that includes a new focus on 11th Street as its entrance, with new residence halls, a mobile meat-processing plant...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Pilot walks away from crash

A Tennessee pilot walked away with no injuries after his small plane crashed and burned Saturday afternoon at Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Little was...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

New Mesalands logo colors presented

Mesalands Community College's vice president of public relations presented new color schemes for the college's logos that the board of trustees prompt...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Mesalands president issues apology for false bonfire story

A Tucumcari Public Schools board member said his investigation of records indicates a story last month from Mesalands Community College’s president about an ember from the high school’s...

 

San Jon defeats Evangel Christian

SAN JON - The Lady Coyotes reset themselves after a first-set loss to win the next three during a 22-25, 25-16, 25-11, 25-21 match victory Saturday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 29, 2021

Quay approves plan for new video surveillance system

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a plan to install a new video surveillance system at the jail using $331,650 in capital outlay money from the state to mostly pay for it. Quay County...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 22, 2021

Ambulance totaled in wreck

The Tucumcari City Commission during an emergency meeting Wednesday accepted a proposal to buy a new ambulance after a county deputy's vehicle two...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 22, 2021

Arch Hurley again votes to not allocate water

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District again voted last week to not allocate water to its irrigation system, despite a steady increase in Conchas Lake levels in recent months. District manager Franklin...

 

Lions trounce Tucumcari

SANTA ROSA - A fired-up Lions squad seized control of their Homecoming game with five touchdowns in the first quarter - including four by speedy runni...

 

Lady Coyotes improve to 5-3

SAN JON - If the eastern New Mexico region gave a Most Improved award for volleyball, San Jon probably would be a contender. The Lady Coyotes, 0-10...

 

San Jon withdraws from EPAC

SAN JON — Citing competitive, travel and academic issues, the San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees voted last week to withdraw from the annual Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021

'Bands' requests $300K for Season 2

City officials seemed receptive to granting a $300,000 lodgers tax funds request last week from the producers of “Bands of Enchantment: Tucumcari Sessions” so they could shoot a second season of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021

Tucumcari receives fire rating downgrade

Tucumcari homeowners likely will see an increase in their insurance premiums this fall due to a fire-protection rating downgrade. The city manager expressed optimism it will have its previous rating r...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021

New murals painted

Two new murals were painted on buildings last week that are part of a larger effort to bring more art and economic development to Tucumcari, with a mu...

 

Raton cruises to 44-6 victory

Despite missing two players and a third starter sidelined early in the game with an injury, state-ranked Raton cruised to a 44-6 victory Friday night...

 

Aluminum bats to make 2023 return

The New Mexico Activities Association board of directors during its quarterly meeting Wednesday authorized the return of aluminum bats beginning in the 2023 high-school baseball season. New Mexico,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021

Quay approves ICIP adoption resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a resolution to adopt its $14.5 million Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan for the 2023 through 2027 fiscal years. The plan serves as a guide for th...

 

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