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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

Banquet makes return

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday showed significant changes its director hopes leads to bigger and better event next...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

School bond ballot going out this week

This week, registered voters in the Tucumcari School District will receive in the mail a ballot for a proposed $3 million bond issue by the district to redevelop its baseball and softball diamonds....

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 22, 2020 

Minnesota couple 1 millionth customer

ENDEE - A couple from Minnesota has a tale to tell their granddaughter when they visit her in Arizona - they were named the 1 millionth customer at...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Lady Rattlers corral Clayton

Anticipating a tough game against Clayton, the Tucumcari girls basketball team instead took firm control by the second quarter during a commanding...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Rattlers win third straight

The Tucumcari boys basketball team won its third straight game and helped give its fans a happy Homecoming with a commanding 83-61 win Friday over...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

County approves cost share waiver

Quay County Commissioners on Monday approved an amendment from the New Mexico Department of Transportation that waives the county’s $162,182.37 cost share of a project to replace a 1931 bridge on...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Business owners express tourism discontent

Several business owners expressed dissatisfaction with the city’s tourism marketer during the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board meeting Wednesday, and the representative of a Colorado firm said...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Cheerleaders perform in London

How did you spend your New Year's Day? Whatever the activity was, it probably wasn't as exciting as what two Tucumcari High School cheerleaders did...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 15, 2020

Rattlers surprise Raton

The Tucumcari boys basketball team surprised visiting state-ranked Raton 61-49 on Jan. 7, but Rattlers coach John Span wasn't quite willing to call it...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Shooter apologized after killing manager

The man who shot and killed a manager of a Tucumcari restaurant last month apologized to customers after the attack and said no harm would come to them before he fatally turned the gun on himself in...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

'T' owner says he's open to work by professional

The man who nearly three years ago bought a section of Tucumcari Mountain said he's resistant to efforts to revitalize the fading big "T" on the...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 8, 2020

Lady Rattlers wear down Logan

With its starting center in foul trouble and Logan commanding a height advantage, the Tucumcari girls basketball team looked like it was in big troubl...

 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 8, 2020

Longhorns take victory over Tucumcari

Logan erased a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit with an 18-2 run during its 70-60 boys basketball victory at Tucumcari's home opener Saturday....

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Hotel retaurant closes after more than 50 years

The Branding Iron Restaurant served its last meals Sunday evening at the Quality Inn hotel in Tucumcari after more than a half-century there. The closing of the dinner-only restaurant 3716 E....

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 1, 2020

Biofuel company anticipates February start

The president of a Tucumcari biofuels company said he anticipates construction will begin in February to convert a closed ethanol plant on the city's...

 By Ron Warnick    News    January 1, 2020

County contains dozens of ghost towns

On a wall of the Quay County Clerk's office hangs a 1964 map of ghost towns in New Mexico. The New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources compil... Full story


Police report: Shooter apologized to restaurant customers

TUCUMCARI - The man who shot and killed a manager of a Tucumcari restaurant last month apologized to customers after the attack and said no harm...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 25, 2019

Blue Ribbon celebration

LOGAN - Hundreds of students and several state and local officials gathered Thursday morning in the high school gymnasium for a celebratory...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 25, 2019

Pair tours Princess Theatre

Two people from a Santa Fe filmmaking company who expressed interest in redeveloping the long-closed Princess Theatre in downtown Tucumcari took a...


Wrestler a reserve champ

Tucumcari's wrestling team boasted a reserve champion and a fourth-place finisher Saturday during its perennially tough 13-team Rattler Invitational...


Tucumcari girls overwhelm East Mountain

Despite an injury to one of its key players, Tucumcari girls basketball team overwhelmed East Mountain 60-24 on Dec. 17 in the Lady Rattlers' home...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 25, 2019

School board asked to deed land

The Tucumcari school board heard a formal presentation Dec. 16 from a Mesalands Community College official asking the district to deed a piece of land to the college so it can build a dormitory... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 25, 2019

Board urges dispatchers be classified as first responders

The Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communications Board passed a resolution last week urging that emergency dispatchers be classified as first responders instead of clerical workers. The... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Official under fire for remarks

The executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. and several attendees at the board’s Dec. 10 meeting criticized Tucumcari city commissioner Ralph Moya for his statements...

 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Reports: Nursing program prospects 'very positive'

A Mesalands Community College faculty member and administrators shared reports about the college’s goal to launch a registered nursing program during the board of trustees’ regular meeting Dec....


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