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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021 

Rattler Reunion making return

The annual Rattler Reunion returns on Aug. 5-7 after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still mindful of the virus, the event that typically draws hundreds of Tucumcari High School...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 12, 2021 

Officials hear business challenges

The executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. on Monday told Quay County commissioners of the challenges of attracting employers to rural communities and the frustrations...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 12, 2021 

Lady Rattlers fall twice in doubleheader

The Tucumcari softball team was much less experienced on the field than West Las Vegas, and it showed during 18-0 and 30-0 losses during the Lady...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 12, 2021 

Track season starts Saturday

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected participation in Tucumcari's sports programs. Track and field is no different. When...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 5, 2021

Man accused of injuring two with shotgun

Police arrested and jailed a Tucumcari man after he was accused of injuring two people with a shotgun blast Saturday night after an argument in a south Tucumcari neighborhood. Juan Rubio, 40, has...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 5, 2021

Jury fails to reach verdict

A Quay County jury failed to reach verdict Friday afternoon with a former Logan Municipal Schools teacher’s whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against the district’s superintendent, resulting...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 5, 2021

Governor: Restrictions to be lifted at 60% vaccinated

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday said New Mexico’s red-to-turquoise COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted once 60% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated against the disease. That...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 5, 2021

Tucumcari, San Jon basketball seasons cut short

COVID-19 cases cut short the already abbreviated seasons for the Tucumcari and San Jon basketball programs last week. At Tucumcari, one case among a student forced the school district to send 52...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 5, 2021

Logan loses postseason to COVID-19

LOGAN - The Logan boys basketball team on Friday not only lost a chance to down undefeated and defending Class 1A champion Melrose, but it also lost...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 5, 2021

Lady Longhorns fall to defending champ Melrose

LOGAN - COVID-19 outbreaks took away a sizable part of the Logan girls basketball team's schedule and its head coach on Friday. It also effectively...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Mesalands board chooses president

Mesalands Community College has a new president. The college's board of trustees announced Friday afternoon after a brief executive session via...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Officials approve lease for festival

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a lease agreement with Tucumcari Rawhide Days so the festival can use the fairgrounds for the 2022 festi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Date set for Tucumcari High graduation

It appears Tucumcari High School’s graduation ceremony tentatively will occur at 11 a.m. May 21 at Rattler Stadium — if weather permits. Discussions over graduation took up a chunk of the school...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Mesalands approves computer purchase

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a purchase requisition of 300 Chromebook computers and sleeves that will be given to students as part of a pilot program this summer. Larry...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Grady boys defeat host San Jon

SAN JON - After a slow start, the Grady boys basketball team's transition game came alive in a big way during a 59-19 district win Thursday over...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Grady girls take win after sluggish start

SAN JON - Grady showed what one highly skilled player could do for a girls basketball team when the other squad lacks the same. Grady senior center...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Tucumcari to host season-opening softball doubleheader

Tucumcari High School softball coach CJ Oglesby admits he was ready to quit entirely when his promising team's season and other spring sports were...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Lawmakers express frustration over session

Two lawmakers who represent Quay County told about their few successes and numerous failures and frustrations from the recently completed New Mexico...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 21, 2021

Arch Hurley board declines to allocate irrigation water

Facing a persistent drought, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District’s board of directors on April 13 voted to not allocate any irrigation water to area farmers for the time being. It was the first...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 21, 2021

Tax board recommends money for ads, guide

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board during a special meeting Wednesday recommended allocating $25,000 to pay for magazine advertisements and a visitors guide for the city. The board also...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 21, 2021

San Jon board approves extended-learning calendar

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week unanimously approved a 2021-2022 extended-learning calendar that adds eight more instructional days and six more in-service days...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 21, 2021

Wrestling district meet rescheduled

In the space of a single day Thursday, Tucumcari’s wrestling team was put through an emotional wringer when New Mexico suspended the sport, then reinstated it hours later. The whipsaw event also...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 21, 2021

Tucumcari falls to Dexter

The Tucumcari boys basketball team missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer that would have given the Rattlers a district victory over Dexter and their...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 21, 2021

Lady Rattlers take district loss

A shooting slump in the second half proved fatal to the Tucumcari girls basketball team during a 34-23 district loss Thursday to New Mexico Military...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 21, 2021

Young Tucumcari baseball team resumes play

Tucumcari baseball was scheduled to resume Tuesday after nearly the entire 2020 season was wiped out by COVID-19. The Rattlers played only two games...

 

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