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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019 

State Supreme Court censures district judge

The New Mexico Supreme Court publicly censured a 10th Judicial District judge in Tucumcari after ruling he violated the Code of Judicial Conduct during a private meeting last year with Quay...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019 

Former fire chief pleads to five counts

A former Tucumcari fire chief on Tuesday pleaded no contest in district court to five criminal counts — three of them felonies — from a 2017 case in which he was accused of drugging and sexually...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019 

Remembering the early days

Cold wind and spitting rain lessened turnout Saturday for the first of four special events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tucumcari Historical...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 17, 2019 

Girls sweep doubleheaders

The Tucumcari girls softball team swept doubleheaders last week against Estancia and Pecos to improve to 8-1 overall. On Thursday at Rattler Field,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 17, 2019 

Rattlers drop four more games

The Tucumcari baseball team dropped two more home doubleheaders to district foes NMMI and East Mountain last week, extending its losing streak to 11...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019 

Man faces jail after failure to appear

A Tucumcari man charged of a felony count of extreme animal cruelty faces jail again after a district judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court for arraignment Wed...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Clerk talks voter laws

Quay County Clerk Ellen White told Quay County commissioners during their regular meeting Monday a new state law that allows same-day voter registration during elections will add “expensive...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Racino settlement in question

Those awaiting a decision on a sixth horse-racing license in New Mexico will be waiting for a while longer. A settlement announced Wednesday of a lawsuit that had held up a license announcement for mo...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Former donut shop owner arrested in Kentucky

Police in Kentucky arrested the former owner and operator of the now-closed Tucumcari Donuts after he was accused of stealing $26,000 worth of doughnut-making and restaurant equipment from the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 10, 2019

Rattlers lose four

Fielding and mental errors continued to plague the Tucumcari baseball team during doubleheader losses to Mora and Dexter last week. On Saturday,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 10, 2019

Lady Rattlers take first loss of season

Against an all-state pitcher, the Tucumcari girls softball team couldn't afford many mistakes Thursday against (Las Vegas) Robertson. As a result,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Museum to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Tucumcari Historical Museum on Saturday will host the first of four special events to mark its 50th anniversary. Saturday’s event, called “The Early Days,” will delve into Quay County’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Man accused of leaving accident

Quay County sheriff’s deputies booked a Clovis man into the county jail after they accused him of being involved in an injury accident on Highway 209 south of Tucumcari and walking from the scene....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

Board members express dissatisfaction with billboards

Several members of the Tucumcari Lodgers’ Tax Board on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the design of new tourism billboards west of the city. Members said they liked the design for the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 3, 2019

Park coming into focus

Proposed redevelopment of Five Mile Park west of Tucumcari came more into focus during meetings Thursday of the park's planning committee. Among the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 3, 2019

NRA banquet sells short

The 11th annual Quay County Friends of National Rifle Association Banquet on Saturday drew nearly 480 people but proved to be less than a sellout -...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 3, 2019

Health forum seeks to educate

In some cases, Quay County residents aren't lacking in certain healthcare services so much as they don't know they exist in the first place. That...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 3, 2019

Lady Longhorns take meet

The Logan girls track team continued its strong early-season showing by winning its 16-team Logan Invitational on Saturday. The Tucumcari boys team,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 3, 2019

Tucumcari softball team comes from behind

Felicity Lopez drove in five runs, including two in the sixth inning, to help lead the Tucumcari softball team to a come-from-behind 11-6 victory... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

Mesalands approves outdoor activity fee

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees during its March 19 meeting unanimously approved a new outdoor activity fee for students. Brandon Smith, president of the college’s Wind Energy...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

Superintendent moves on redeveloping baseball, softball fields

The superintendent of Tucumcari schools has instructed an architectural firm to draw up estimates to redevelop its baseball and softball fields as part of a possible bond election in November. Aaron...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

Logan residents to vote on sales of beer and wine

Voters in the village of Logan in a few weeks will receive ballots in the mail to decide whether to allow the sale of beer and wine at restaurants there. The language in the June 4 special election wi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

EDC meets with locals

Five Tucumcari residents attended the first of weekly meet-and-greet meetings held March 18 by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

Joe's to reopen

The Joe's Back in the Day Diner in Tucumcari, which closed two years ago after its owner underwent surgery, will reopen in a few weeks. If the owner...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 27, 2019

Healthcare provider to apply for grant for retinal-scan camera

An administrator for Presbyterian Healthcare Services told the Quay County Commission on Monday the healthcare provider would apply for a grant to help buy a retinal-scan camera for diabetes...

 

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