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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

Mesalands repeals vaccination mandate

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week essentially repealed the college’s new COVID-19 vaccination mandate in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

San Jon play returns after COVID hiatus

SAN JON - After more than a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Jon Municipal Schools and the Missoula Children's Theatre hosted their...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

Man gets more jail time in shooting

A Tucumcari man was sentenced to about 100 more days in the county jail and five years of probation after injuring two people with a shotgun blast last spring during a neighborhood spat. District...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

Logan EMT, firefighter wanted in Texas

Potter County, Texas, has issued an arrest warrant for a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Logan accused of groping a 17-year-old girl in an Amarillo hotel room last summer. The alleged victim also...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

County switches IT agreement to Plateau

Quay County commissioners on Monday approved the county manager’s request to switch its internet technology master services agreement to Clovis-based Plateau from an Albuquerque firm. County...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 26, 2022 

School board may relax public comment policy

Several members of the Tucumcari Public Schools board discussed loosening its two-year-old policy regarding public comment at meetings. The board in November 2019 changed its policy regarding public...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Scoring slump sinks Tucumcari

Tucumcari's scoring drought in the second quarter was all Clayton needed during its 59-50 victory Thursday in the Rattlers' annual Homecoming game at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Quarantine hampers Lady Rattlers

Playing without its chief ball-handler and top scorer, the Tucumcari girls basketball team fell to a talented Clayton squad 44-28 Thursday at the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022

Dozen cannabis applications filed in city

More than a dozen cannabis business applications for the Tucumcari area have been filed with the city or state so far as the legal sale of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022

Officials back away on proposed $400 fee

Tucumcari city commissioners during a work session and the first reading of a revised cannabis ordinance on Thursday backed away from a proposed $400 fee for cannabis business licenses. City Manager M...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022

Legislators begin session with money to spend

Two local lawmakers began the New Mexico Legislature’s 30-day session this week with state coffers awash with money — and not just from a record-high $8.4 billion budget due to oil and gas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022

No improvement in lake levels

Conchas Lake saw no improvement in water levels in December, dimming hopes the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors would allocate water to farmers in the early spring. District...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 19, 2022

San Jon swears in new member, but seeking to fill another seat

SAN JON — The San Jon school board last week officially swore into office a new member who won his election in November but is soliciting letters of interest to fill a second open seat. Board...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

COVID-19 home tests to be given out at event

The administrator of the Quay County Family Health Center told county commissioners Monday her clinic would give away about 300 home COVID-19 tests during a mass-vaccination event Thursday at the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

MCC board members sworn in

In a special meeting last week, members of the Mesalands Community College board of trustees who won re-election took the oath of office for another six years. However, one apparent newcomer to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 12, 2022

Funding request made for museum employee

Tucumcari’s city manager said he would look into using lodgers tax funds to hire a part-time employee to expand operating hours of city-owned museums, especially the New Mexico Route 66 Museum....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 12, 2022

Free throws sink Rattlers

The Tucumcari boys basketball team regularly practices its free-throw shooting. Honest. Regardless, the Rattlers' performance from the foul line...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Mesalands board approves vaccination mandate

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees by a 4-1 vote last week approved a new mandate that requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The action during a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 5, 2022

Tucumcari girls secure victory over Logan

LOGAN – Alexus Lafferty sank a go-ahead 3-point shot with just over a minute remaining and Haisley Huffman scored on a fastbreak with eight seconds...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 5, 2022

Longhorns take down rival Rattlers

LOGAN – The Longhorns repeatedly used its transition game to score against area rival Tucumcari during their annual clash Thursday. Just as importan...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

City officials come to loose consensus on cannabis charge

Tucumcari city commissioners came to a loose consensus Wednesday on a fee the city would charge to cannabis business applicants, but one Tucumcari resident who plans such a business signaled she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Customers report late propane deliveries

Numerous customers of Pinnacle Propane in Quay County last week reported late deliveries of propane as colder temperatures began to arrive, including one client who still hadn’t received her order...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

COVID-19 keeps real estate market busy

COVID-19 taketh away, but it also giveth in the local real-estate market. Two agents in Tucumcari with a total of more than 30 years of experience in the sector recently said the past year or so is th...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

Mesalands' board of trustees approves policy change on firearms

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week approved a revision to a policy that would allow firearms on campus if the college president permits them. Mesalands President Gregg Busch...

 

Mesalands coach hopes to field esports team in 2023

The coach of a forthcoming a video-game sports program at Mesalands Community College said in a board of trustees meeting last week he wants to field...

 

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