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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Racing commission holds off on license

ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico Racing Commission said it still wants to award a sixth horse-racing license, but that process unexpectedly was placed on...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Local concerns aired at legislative forum

Several concerns aired – including gun-control legislation, preservation of four-day school weeks and a possible hike in the minimum wage - during...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Pearl Harbor survivor gets spotlight at VFW

The "Welcome Home Veterans/Pearl Harbor Day" event Saturday at VFW Post 2528 in Tucumcari was meant for all area veterans, but organizers made sure...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Rattler wrestlers rack up wins

The Tucumcari wrestling team racked up solid dual-meet victories at the Snake Pit on Thursday night over Moriarty and district foe West Las Vegas....

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Mescalero tribe supports Tucumcari racino

The Mescalero Apache tribe told the New Mexico Racing Commission a horse-racing track and casino in Clovis would create a multimillion-dollar effect on its casino near Ruidoso and asked the commission...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Local vet stationed at Pearl Harbor

Though sailor Edward Yost and his ship, the USS Kaskaskia, technically were stationed in Pearl Harbor, he and the vessel weren't there when Japanese...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Six jailed after fight

Six Tucumcari residents landed in the county jail on felony complaints after their alleged roles in a fight that included assaults with a baseball bat that hospitalized one person. Tucumcari Police...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Bill introduced to declare Route 66 historic trail

A U.S. senator from New Mexico introduced legislation that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the guidance of the National Park Service. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jim...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Mayor named to transition team on public education

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield on Friday was named to the governor-elect’s transition team on public education issues. Litchfield, a schoolteacher in Tucumcari for 31 years before retiring and...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 5, 2018

Lady Rattlers victorious in season opener

The Tucumcari girls basketball team eased away from Laguna Acoma for a 50-29 victory during both teams' season-opener Friday at the Snake Pit, but it... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 5, 2018

Rattlers fall against Laguna

Tucumcari could point the blame to several things that led to a 69-63 season-opening loss Friday to Laguna Acoma at the Snake Pit - turnovers, foul... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 5, 2018

Tucumcari wrestlers go 3-2 in Duals

The Tucumcari wrestling team went 3-2 against much-larger schools Saturday during the season-opening Las Lunas Duals. In the victory ledger, Tucumcari defeated Bernalillo 60-17, topped West Mesa... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

Quay approves generator grant application

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a grant application to buy generators for all the county’s fire stations and substations. Daniel Zamora, the county’s emergency management...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

School board reviews district's master plan

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education received a draft of the district’s five-year master plan and a “wish list” of possible future improvement projects during its regular meeting...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

Lettuce recall has families searching for substitutes

A nationwide recall of romaine lettuce two days before Thanksgiving sent some households, food suppliers and restaurants in Quay County scrambling to throw it out and find a salad substitute. The...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

Crime Stoppers chapter reports productive meeting

Every few weeks or so, about a dozen people quietly gather in the back of a Tucumcari restaurant for regular meetings of the local Crime Stoppers chapter. The most recent meeting last week turned out...


Tucumcari boys coach pinning hopes on speed

Speed kills. That's what Tucumcari boys basketball coach John Span hopes for this season from his undersized team. "We have no size, but we do have...


New twist on Tucumcari girls offense

Tucumcari will sport familiar faces from last year's state-ranked girls basketball team, but its primary offense will be entirely new. Coach Gary...


Wrestling hopes high

Tucumcari wrestling coach Eddie Encinias is feeling pretty blessed these days. When asked who he expects from his team to advance to the state...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Feasibility study puts Clovis at front of pack

A consultant’s feasibility study for the New Mexico Racing Commission concludes three Clovis applicants for a horse-racing track and casino would generate the most revenue. The study also details...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Mesalands approves protest policy

Trying to strike a balance between free speech and order, the Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved a protests and demonstrations policy for the college during its Nov....

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Women of the Mother Road

About 80 percent of the audience for a historical presentation Friday night at The Gallery Etc. in downtown Tucumcari were women. That seemed appropriate, because the presentation was titled “Route...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Racing commission moving forward with sixth license

“None of the above” apparently is no longer an option for the New Mexico Racing Commission on whether to award a sixth horse-racing license. Rosemary Garley of the commission sent an email Friday...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Woman charged with ID theft

A Tucumcari woman was arrested and jailed in a 66-count complaint of identity theft and illegally using a debit or credit card for nearly $3,000 in transactions. Crystal Marie Jones, 34, was booked...

 By Ron Warnick    News    November 21, 2018

Mercantile shop opens on Route 66

The way Heidi Engman sees it, a soft opening of her Mercantile 29:11 shop on Saturday solved two problems. First, the storefront enabled her to sell...


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