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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

City taps lodgers funds for fireworks

The Tucumcari City Commission authorized the use of about $9,600 in lodgers tax executive funds to help pay for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at the Elks Lodge, but it didn’t pass a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Two eyesores draw no takers

The Quay County Treasurer's Office last week held its biggest auction in at least a decade for tax-delinquent properties, selling more than one-third...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Bait shop holds soft opening

Tommy Snapp held a soft opening Saturday for his 4 Corners Bait, Tackle and Sporting Goods in Tucumcari, though it will be at least a few more weeks...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Chix on 66 tour stops in Tucumcari

About 40 women on motorcycles made an overnight stop on Saturday in Tucumcari as part of a two-week cruise on the length of Route 66, called Chix on 6...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

County takes steps toward new hospital

The Quay County commission on Monday took several significant steps to building a new hospital to replace aging Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, including unanimously approving a nearly $1...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Murderer gets 13 years in prison

A Tucumcari man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison Thursday after a Quay County jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of his friend that he claimed was an accident....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

City may ban certain types of fireworks

Because of tinderbox conditions, Tucumcari City Commission likely will impose restrictions on the sale or use of certain types of fireworks during a special meeting at 1 p.m. June 16. Most...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Hot time

Weather conditions forced plenty of rejiggering of the schedule for the 23rd annual Iron Pour at Mesalands Community College last week. The event...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Garcia, Fortner win local GOP races

Undersheriff Dennis Garcia easily won the Republican nomination for Quay County sheriff, and Brian Dale Fortner prevailed in a five-way race for the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

Judge: State must act on racino request

An Albuquerque judge ordered the New Mexico Racing Commission to act within 90 days on whether to accept or reject Coronado Partners’ request for a racing license so it could build a track and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

More charges filed against murder suspect

The suspect in a fatal shooting following a spat at a Tucumcari graduation party faced additional charges, including another felony, as he made his fi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

It's a hit

Not bad for just five weeks of planning. A steady stream of people Saturday checked out the festivities of the Pinata Fiesta in the Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

Man avoids jail in animal cruelty case

A former Tucumcari resident accused of extreme animal cruelty and felony drug charges avoided jail time but must pay fines of $7,000 and is forbidden from owning pets for three years in his...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

City pool may be reopened in 2023

Tucumcari’s city manager voiced confidence the city would have enough funds available so a contractor could repair its swimming pool and reopen it by summer 2023. City Manager Mark Martinez also...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

San Jon school board approves FY23 budget

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board last week approved its fiscal-year 2023 budget that projects $3.2 million in revenue and a healthy cash balance of $382,000. Bryan Runyan, owner of K12...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

MainStreet session sparks hope for Princess Theatre

An official from New Mexico MainStreet provided a glimmer of hope that funding could be found to bring the long-closed Princess Theatre in Tucumcari up to code. That prospect came up when...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

Jackalope Coffee shop opens in downtown

The Jackalope Coffee Haus and Smoothie Bar debuted in downtown Tucumcari in late May - the first of at least three such shops that will open in the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

San Jon adds wrestling to sports offerings

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal School board voted to add wrestling to its list of sports offerings this fall but balked at adding esports until it learned more about it. The board during its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

THS football coach steps down

To hear Wayne Ferguson tell it, he resigned Thursday as Tucumcari High School football's head coach because the opportunity presented itself to do...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

Banquet a last hurrah for Encinias, booster president

The first Diamondback Booster Club athletic banquet since 2019 served as the last hurrah for the club's outgoing president and a retiring...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 25, 2022

Longtime Mesalands official retires

Natalie Gillard, vice president of academic affairs and a longtime official at Mesalands Community College, retired just before the college’s board of trustees meeting on May 17. A glum Jim...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 25, 2022

School board discusses anti-bullying efforts

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education discussed anti-bullying efforts with officials, and the board’s president also asked for a work session to talk about possible revisions to the dress...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 25, 2022

County approves preliminary FY23 budget

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2023 that lists $10.7 million in revenue and $16.7 million in expenditures. County finance director Cheryl Simpson...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 25, 2022

THS wrestling coach retires

Tucumcari High School's wrestling program reached the end of an era when head coach Eddie Encinias submitted his retirement letter last week after 22...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 18, 2022

City OKs lodgers tax funding

The Tucumcari City Commission vote 4-1 to approve most Lodgers Tax Advisory Board funding recommendations for festivals and tourism entities, except it stripped $25,000 from Rockin’ Route 66 and rea...

 

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