Articles written by Ron Warnick

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019 

Gravel pit could get new life

An old gravel pit north of Tucumcari doesn't look like much, but Robert Kryder envisions it becoming a venue for a big off-road racing event later thi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019 

Racetrack license on racing commission agenda

The possibility of awarding a sixth racetrack license is on the agenda for the regular meeting Thursday of the New Mexico Racing Commission, but it remains unclear whether commissioners will make a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019 

Agencies approve Mesalands armory purchase

Mesalands Community College's president announced two state agencies recently cleared the college's proposed acquisition of the closed armory...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019 

Lodgers' Tax Board delays electing officers

The election of officers was on the agenda Wednesday for the Tucumcari Lodgers’ Tax Board, but it was delayed on the urging of city manager Britt Lusk because of a vacancy. Lusk, noting the board...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019 

Logan restaurant moving

The Mama T’s restaurant in Logan is moving to the nearby Whiskey — The Road to Ruin building, where it will reopen by late spring with a larger menu and more employees. Mama T’s, at 120 U.S. 54...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 16, 2019 

Rattlers fall to Santa Fe Prep

The Tucumcari boys basketball team came out on the short end of a 57-56 game Saturday against Santa Fe Prep that featured six lead changes, including...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

Green Book traveling

A guidebook that helped African-American travelers find safe and hospitable services - including in Tucumcari - during the Jim Crow segregation era wi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

Elementary school's marimba band expanding

Thanks to a craftsman musician from Virginia, the Tucumcari Elementary School Nyoka Marimba Band soon will have more members and a bigger sound....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 9, 2019

County approves EMS Fund Act application

The Quay County Commission somewhat reluctantly approved an EMS Fund Act application of $7,000 for the Forrest Fire District after officials in the district failed to submit required documents and sig...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Tucumcari loses bid to upset Logan

LOGAN - The state-ranked Longhorns boys basketball team repelled Tucumcari's bid for an upset with a come-from-behind 56-54 victory Saturday night....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Lady Longhorns defeat Tucumcari

LOGAN — Senior forward Harlie Roach scored 25 points to lead the Lady Longhorns to a solid 60-49 victory Saturday over U.S. 54 rival Tucumcari in a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 9, 2019

Rattler wrestling team finishes sixth

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished sixth at the 15-team Al Salazar Invitational at St. Michael's in Santa Fe over the weekend in a tournament that...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 2, 2019

Winter storm buries region

A winter storm Friday left hundreds of post-Christmas travelers stranded for hours — many of them overnight — in Tucumcari after authorities closed Interstate 40 west of town. Police shut down a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 2, 2019

Election ballots headed out next week

Next week, Quay County voters in the Tucumcari school district will receive in their mailboxes the ballots for the county's first-ever mail-in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 2, 2019

Restaurant moves to bigger site

The Loretta's Burrito Hut restaurant recently moved from a tiny trailer to another site that's bigger, is open longer, offers more dining options and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 2, 2019

Legal clinic scheduled

The Quay County Courthouse soon will offer free legal consultations with an attorney by videoconference for anyone who needs it. The videoconference legal clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 1...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 2, 2019

A closer look at Tucumcari Mountain

How much do you know about Tucumcari Mountain? The uniquely shaped mesa just south of Tucumcari remains the most recognizable natural landmark in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Officials commit to awarding license

ALBUQUERQUE - With a request for an injunction still pending in a courtroom, the New Mexico Racing Commission on Friday refrained, as expected, from a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Tucumcari school board honors three

The Tucumcari school board during its regular meeting Dec. 17 honored three schoolteachers who earned “exemplary” evaluations. Board members and administrators applauded and presented plaques to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Ken's Ice Cream and More closes

Ken's Ice Cream and More, a fixture along Tucumcari's Route 66 for decades, abruptly closed last week. The Facebook page for the restaurant at 1804...

 

Rattlers fall to Robertson

With the myriad problems wracking the Tucumcari boys basketball team, it was a wonder it kept the game close at all during a 42-36 loss against...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Time with the train

A Tucumcari native recently held a crucial role in ensuring George H.W. Bush's funeral train departed from suburban Houston smoothly and safely...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Mesalands may receive partial turbine

Mesalands Community College may receive a donation of a partial wind turbine that would beef up at least one wind-energy course. Jim Morgan, director of the college's North American Wind Research...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Billboard discussion raises content concerns

A discussion about billboards prompted statements of concerns what content should be on them during the Tucumcari Lodgers' Tax Board meeting Wednesday. During a teleconference with Dezaree Vega-Garcia...

 

Pair of champions

Two members of the Tucumcari wrestling team won championships and a third finished runner-up during the 18-team Rattler Invitational on Saturday at...

 

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