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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Logan candidates answer questions

Two of the three open seats for the Logan school board are contested for the Nov. 5 election, with three candidates for each. Toby Jon Willis, Edward L. Johnson and Kyle Don Perez are competing...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Mesalands changes test policy

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on Oct. 15 unanimously changed its admissions policy so non-graduates of high schools no longer are required to take aptitude tests. College...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 23, 2019 

Melrose defeats Logan

LOGAN - Logan beating Melrose would be tough enough. Logan beating Melrose without two Lady Longhorn starters would be tougher. As a result, it...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 23, 2019 

Disc golf tourney draws 41

Noah Baker of Amarillo knew he had the talent to excel at Robert Lumpkin Memorial Disc Golf Course in Tucumcari's Five Mile Park. But he didn't play w...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Tucumcari man jailed on seven criminal counts

A Tucumcari man was jailed on seven criminal counts, including two felonies, after he was accused of trying to choke a woman and threatened to stab her dog and burn down her house. Nicolas Garcia,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Teen sentenced to 16 years in prison

Rejecting a defense attorney’s pleas for a conditional discharge so his client could join the military, a Tucumcari district court judge on Oct. 15 sentenced an Albuquerque teen to 16 years behind...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Tax board resolves shortfall concerns

Concerns last month by the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board over a sudden shortfall in lodgers tax revenue were resolved Wednesday when it was revealed the mail service had lost a tax-revenue check by one...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

County looks ahead to road study

The Quay County board of commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a motion to a place a resolution on a future meeting agenda to give $10,000 to help pay for an engineering study for a proposed...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

Paranormal experience

Several paying guests and members of a paranormal team experienced something peculiar during their visits Saturday night at the Tucumcari Historical...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

Lake proposal met with skepticism

The state wants to partner with Ducks Unlimited to refill Tucumcari Lake with water and revitalize it as a refuge for ducks and other wildlife. However, a couple of officials with the Arch Hurley...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 16, 2019

Lady Longhorns victorious over Grady/San Jon

LOGAN - The Lady Longhorns volleyball team kept its hopes alive for a regular-season district title with 25-12, 25-11, 25-12 victory Thursday over...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 16, 2019

Mesalands out in cold

The host team was left out in the cold for championship buckles during the 12th annual Mesalands Community College Grand Canyon Region...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

Suspect in chase accepts plea deal

One of the suspects accused of a high-speed police chase through Tucumcari and an attempted shooting of officers in May accepted a plea deal that...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

A haunting question

A few weeks before Halloween, a paranormal investigation team from Amarillo will come Saturday night to the Tucumcari Historical Museum to see...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

Team title up for grabs

The Mesalands rodeo team has vastly improved this season. Trouble is, the teams in the entire region have improved greatly, as well. That's why the...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 9, 2019

Carrizozo defeats San Jon/Grady

SAN JON - James Gonzales' third rushing touchdown with 1:33 left sealed a 39-33 victory for Carrizozo over San Jon/Grady in a six-man football game Fr...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Record crowds at Fired Up

The ninth annual Fired Up festival in downtown Tucumcari on Saturday drew a record crowd of 4,271, according to an official count kept by the...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Tucumcari man faces two felony charges

A Tucumcari man faces two felony charges after being accused of attacking a woman when she brought a meal to him. Lawrence Poncho Rivas Jr., 24, was charged in a complaint filed Sept. 24 in Tucumcari...


Neon restoration effort includes documentary screening

A fundraiser to restore the Odeon Theatre's neon lighting has an upcoming Route 66 documentary screening and a streaming channel promoting the city. "...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 2, 2019

Buffaloes defeat Logan

MELROSE - In the first one-third of the game Friday night, Logan's defense had held Melrose, the state's top-ranked team in eight-man football, to...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 2, 2019

Melrose tops Lady Longhorns

MELROSE - The top-ranked and unbeaten Lady Buffaloes played a nearly perfect district volleyball match Friday afternoon and No. 2 Logan didn't,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Record broken at Wheels on Fire

Jon Kulas of Santa Rosa broke the course record by nearly 25 minutes during the fourth annual Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race Saturday, averaging...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Woman files complaint against local magistrate judge

Alleging an act “contrary to law,” a Quay County woman filed a complaint against a local magistrate judge after she said she was denied access to a courtroom to attend a criminal case that... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Commission approves property tax rates

The Quay County Commission during its meeting Monday approved 2019 property tax rates that will result in small tax decreases for most property owners except for some landowners in House, who will...

 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Fired Up festival set for Saturday

Connie Loveland has been Tucumcari MainStreet's executive director for only a few months, but that doesn't mean any hiccups should occur Saturday...


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