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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 1, 2023 

Teen's death mourned

A Tucumcari High School freshman died in a one-vehicle accident last week, touching off spasms of grief from the student body and gestures of support...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 1, 2023 

Commissioner doesn't live in district

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday voted 3-1 to appoint Matt Bednorz to fill in as District 3 commissioner for the rest of the year, though he...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 1, 2023 

Change order for landfill project passes 3-1

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday voted 3-1 to approve a change order for construction of a new cell at the landfill, but not without grumbling from the dissenting commissioner. The cost to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 1, 2023 

County OKs use of fairgrounds for Rawhide Days

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a rental agreement with Rawhide Days LLC to use the county fairgrounds on June 16-18 — about five weeks later than its usual schedule in early May....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Logan girls notch key district win

LOGAN - Logan freshman guard Desta Rose sank a long 3-point shot with about 42 seconds left to help lift her team to a 43-40 victory Saturday in a key...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Foxes use scoring run to conquer Longhorns

LOGAN - A highly touted Fort Sumner-House boys basketball team didn't have its best shooting night. But a scoring run in the third quarter was all it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023

County's suicide deaths drop in 2021

Quay County’s deaths by suicide decreased to a more normal level in 2021 after the county experienced a big increase during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The New Mexico...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023

Woman recovers dog missing for 2 years

An Albuquerque woman recovered her dog Saturday after it went missing almost two years ago, thanks to a microchip implanted in the animal and a Quay C...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 25, 2023

Lady Longhorns put scare into Melrose

LOGAN - The No. 1-ranked Melrose girls basketball team survived its second district scare in three days with 72-66 victory Thursday that saw the Lady...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 25, 2023

Fast start helps Melrose top Logan

LOGAN - The Melrose boys basketball team wanted a fast start during its district matchup against Logan, and it got it during a 62-51 victory on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City given grant to repair pool

The City of Tucumcari received a $216,803 state grant to repair its municipal pool, which has been closed since 2019. The grant was one of 36...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City OKs engineering for streetwork

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved $107,000 in engineering services related to future street repairs near downtown and the south side. Stantec Engineering will study what is required...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Logan given $4.9M grant for complex

LOGAN - The state last week awarded the Village of Logan a nearly $5 million grant to build a recreational and softball complex near Ute Lake State...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Zamora: No abortions at new hospital

Quay County's manager said contrary to recent rumor, a new Dr. Daniel C. Trigg Memorial Hospital would not perform abortion procedures there. Daniel Z...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Lodgers board turns down Fast TV fund request

Members of the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board reluctantly turned down the Fast TV Network’s request for about $135,000 in motel tax funds but indicated it would approve a revised application...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Arch Hurley elects officers, swears in new member

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors swore in a new member and chose officers during its first meeting of 2023 last week. Quay County Clerk Ellen White administered the oath of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 11, 2023

Lopez chosen as county commission chair

The Quay County Commission on Monday elected District 1 Commissioner Robert Lopez as its chairman for the next year while a new commissioner served...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 11, 2023

'90% finished' design of hospital unveiled

A healthcare planner presented to the Quay County Commission a "90% finished" design of a new Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari that's e...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 11, 2023

County officials take oath of office

A new Quay County sheriff, a new commissioner and other county officials were sworn into office during a brief ceremony last Tuesday in the county...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 4, 2023

Tucumcari goes 2-1 at Lady Rattler Invite

The Tucumcari girls basketball team won two of three during its inaugural Lady Rattler Invite tournament last weekend and came within an eyelash of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 28, 2022

Tucumcari Ranch Supply owners prep it for sale

Earlier this spring, a sign went up behind the sales counter at Tucumcari Ranch Supply that stated: "THIS BUSINESS IS FOR SALE." That effort to put...

 

Logan puts on a clinic at Tucumcari

The Logan boys basketball team put on an offensive clinic during its 77-55 non-district victory over Tucumcari last week before Christmas break. The...

 

Lady Longhorns prevail over rival Lady Rattlers

A tough loss the previous night to Santa Rosa built the foundation for the Logan girls basketball team gutting out a 44-35 non-district victory last...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Tucumcari's mayor abruptly retires

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield unexpectedly announced her immediate resignation, citing health reasons, at the end of Thursday night’s city commission meeting. Litchfield, 76, who represents...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Judge signals she'll grant appeal of racino decision

An Albuquerque district judge indicated during a hearing last week she would grant an appeal by Coronado Partners to contest the New Mexico Racing Commission’s rejection of an application to build...

 

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