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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Animal rescue moved

A contractor still needed to apply paint to the walls, switch plates needed to be added, trenches for water lines needed to be filled and piles of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Man accused of dealing meth

A Tucumcari man stands accused of dealing methamphetamine after several law-enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at his home. Danny Benavidez, 55, was detained at the Quay County Detention...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Mesalands board approves annual audit

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on Feb. 19 approved its annual audit in which the auditor said the college’s financial status is “pretty good.” Martin Mathisen of the Atkinson...

 

Tucumcari girls take district

The Tucumcari girls basketball team captured the regular-season district title and the No. 1 seed for this week's district tournament with a 55-42...

 

Wrestlers take home medals

RIO RANCHO - The Tucumcari wrestling team took home four medals - including a Class 3A state title by Kaleb Hayes - during the NMAA state wrestling...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Sheriff says he's open to 'red flag' bill

The sheriff who persuaded county commissioners Feb. 11 to adopt a resolution declaring Quay County a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” said days later he was open to possibly supporting a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Racino license on commission meeting agenda

There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a sixth license is on the commission’s agenda for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Tucumcari author remembered

Those who knew Debra Whittington said it seemed appropriate a reception after her funeral Thursday was held at her Dollhouse Bed and Breakfast in Tucu...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Turbine topples amid high winds

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on...

 

Olympic dreams

An 11-year-old girl from Tucumcari holds dreams of becoming a member of the Team USA gymnastics team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, and she is...

 

Rattlers fall to Dexter

The Dexter boys basketball team Tucumcari defeated more than two months ago wasn't the same squad that defeated the Rattlers 68-58 during a district...

 

13 wrestlers headed for state

Thirteen Tucumcari High School wrestlers - including four district champions crowned Saturday - qualified for the state tournament that begins Friday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Property tax renewal passes easily

Voters on Feb. 5 easily approved the Tucumcari school district's request to renew its two-mill capital-improvement property tax during Quay County's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Commission adopts 'sanctuary' resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request to adopt a resolution declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” because of his...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Armory deal sealed

The New Mexico National Guard's loss became Mesalands Community College's gain - not that the Guard was complaining. The college took possession of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Man back in jail on burglary charges

A Tucumcari man briefly jailed on drug- and stolen-property complaints landed back in the county lockup days after his release after witnesses and surveillance video reportedly caught him breaking int...

 

Rattlers triumph over NMMI

The Tucumcari boys basketball team scored the last 12 points of the game to secure a 51-34 victory over New Mexico Military Institute in the district...

 

Tucumcari girls cruise to victory

The Tucumcari girls basketball team scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to coast to an unexpectedly easy 86-50 victory Saturday over sta...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Tucumcari man gets 10 years in shooting

Bobby Lee Vandiver, 32, of Tucumcari was sentenced Wednesday in 10th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for shooting a man on the west side of Tucumcari last summer, prompting the closure...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Museum celebrates 50 years

The Tucumcari Historical Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of its grand opening with four events that organizers hope will spark children's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Grooming business recognized

Last week, Melissa Morrison spent her days brushing, trimming and babysitting animals at her K-9 Design Grooming and Boarding in Tucumcari. Early...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Search warrant leads to 2 arrests

Two men were arrested — including one on felony complaints — after several law-enforcement agencies recovered narcotics and stolen property during a search of two Tucumcari residences. According...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Logan girls cruise

GRADY - The state-ranked Logan girls basketball team jumped to a 16-point lead early and cruised to a 70-33 district victory Thursday over a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Longhorns fend off Bronchos

GRADY - The Bronchos had an upset brewing because of their strategy, but the state-ranked Logan boys basketball team fended it off Thursday during a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Wrestling team finishes runner-up for district title

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished runner-up Saturday for a district title, but a disappointed coach Eddie Encinias thought his Rattlers should hav...

 

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