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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Sheriff, DA clash on social media

Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer on a Facebook post last week levied pointed criticism against 10th Judicial District Attorney Timothy Rose for his office’s handling of a Tucumcari sex offender...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Sign unveiled at agricultural science center

Rain washed out the hay wagon tour Thursday evening during the annual Field Day program at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Honoring the military

"Honoring Military History" at the Tucumcari Historical Museum was billed as a look back at Quay County and New Mexico's role in the U.S. military,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Tax board hears report on film efforts

The executive director of the regional chamber of commerce on Wednesday told the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board about her forming a new organization to draw film and television productions to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Commission hears no objections during public meeting

The Quay County Commission heard no objections during a brief public hearing Monday about its county infrastructure and capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2021 to 2025. The plan essentially...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Wages discussed at emergency board meeting

No action was taken, but future minimum-wage increases mandated by the state loomed large during discussions about pay for dispatchers during the Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communications...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Two dogs attack, injure boy in Tucumcari

Two dogs in a Tucumcari north-side neighborhood attacked and injured a boy last week, requiring hospitalization. A woman who was running to aid the boy fell and broke her wrist. According to reports b...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Database breach may affect 183,000

About 183,000 patients and health-plan members for Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services may have been affected by database breach in early May that came to light Thursday. Presbyterian...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

No racino license to be awarded

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued a big “no” on awarding a sixth racing license — not just to Tucumcari, but to everyone else who’d applied for one. A principal member of an investment...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Reunion attendance up

The annual Rattler Reunion over the weekend saw a healthy increase in alumni attendance over the previous year, undoubtedly to the appreciation of the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    August 7, 2019

One year later, a look back

The past year revealed what it's like to land a dream job in the worst way possible. Before I moved to Tucumcari, I'd subscribed to the Quay County...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Downtown sign getting work done

Don't worry - the "Old Downtown" arrow that's stood at Tucumcari Boulevard and Second Street for decades hasn't disappeared for good. It's getting a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Second man sentenced in home invasion

A second man implicated in a home invasion in October in rural Tucumcari where an elderly man was beaten was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison in Tucumcari district court. Setheria Kolyer, 19,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Woman jailed on felony counts

Police jailed a New York woman on multiple felony counts after she was accused of threatening and holding a Tucumcari hotel employee against his will at knifepoint. Kelsey J. Killian, 26, of Buffalo,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Racing commission to meet on Thursday

The New Mexico Racing Commission — minus one commissioner fired last week — will reconvene Thursday to hold its first regular meeting in more than two months, including discussing the possibility...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Parade route changing for Rattler Reunion

A few new wrinkles, including a change in the parade route, were added to the 48th edition of the Rattler Reunion set for Thursday through Saturday. Kathy Segura, director of the Tucumcari Alumni...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Career in community

Brenda Bishop, who's retiring this week after 32 years with the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service, said an assignment by a professor long ago...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Logan and San Jon school districts improve proficiencies

The Logan and San Jon school districts showed higher proficiency rates in mathematics and reading compared to state averages according to spring data released Friday by the New Mexico Department of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Tucumcari bulk-water dispenser vandalized

Some rural Quay County customers were forced to find other water sources for almost 36 hours after a burglary last week rendered inoperable a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Woman faces three felony charges in drug, child abuse case

A Tucumcari woman faces three felony charges after being accused of possessing methamphetamine and powerful painkiller with a child next to the narcotics in the front seat of her car. Monica Marie...

 

Logan mayor reaches plea deal

The mayor of Logan was fined $800, given a suspended 90-day jail sentence and put on unsupervised probation for illegally working and bidding as an electrical contractor without a license during a...

 

RaciNO: Racing commission won't award new license

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued a big "no" on awarding a sixth racing license — not just to Tucumcari, but to everyone else who'd applied for one. A principal member of an investment group...

 

Presbyterian reports patient database breach

About 183,000 patients and health-plan members for Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services may have been affected by database breach in early May that came to light Thursday. Presbyterian...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 24, 2019

Hunting buried treasure

Quay County teems with dinosaur bones beneath its soil, and it's up to volunteers at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum to get them out of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 24, 2019

County commission approves final budget

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a final budget that anticipates $13.47 million in spending in fiscal year 2019-2020. That’s more than a 50 percent anticipated increase...

 

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