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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021 

DA's killing was 50 years ago

The assassination of a Tucumcari district attorney 50 years ago this week shocked the region and led to changes in the state's legal system regarding...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021 

Legislators talk redistricting, other issues

A legislative forum hosted last week by Mesalands Community College might be sort of a last hurrah for state Sen. Pat Woods with his Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Wrestling adds outdoor workouts

Wrestling is an indoor sport, but longtime Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias is doing a lot more outdoor workouts this year. Encinias said he's doing it p...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Lady Rattlers set to travel for tourney

The Tucumcari girls basketball team has virtually its entire varsity roster back, plus a few new additions who have experience with the program. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 1, 2021 

Coach sees signs of improvement

The compressed and shortened Tucumcari boys basketball season earlier this year wasn't a fun one for coach John Span and his players. The young squad...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 1, 2021 

Meat processing facility on way to Tucumcari

Three members of one family soon after New Year's Day will open Tucumcari's first meat-processing facility in decades. Triple E Custom Meats, its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 24, 2021

Officials approve new fee structure

The Tucumcari City Commission spent a chunk of its meeting Thursday on Tucumcari Convention Center matters, including the facility’s first fee increases since 2015. Commissioners approved a new fee...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 24, 2021

Ballpark plan gets final approval

The Tucumcari Public Schools board last week gave unanimous final approval to a scaled-down ballpark redevelopment plan, set to begin construction...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 24, 2021

Artists helping with La Plaza project

Tucumcari residents in the next few weeks and months might bump into out-of-town artists who are helping the owner of the long-closed La Plaza Court...

 

Mesalands to add more sports by fall 2022

Mesalands Community College’s president said the college would add women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country and e-sports to its offerings by fall 2022. Mesalands already has rodeo and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 24, 2021

Recount for House tied races to commence next week

(Editor's note: The time for the recount was changed by the Secretary of State after the Quay County Sun's deadline.) County Clerk Ellen White announced during a county commission meeting Monday that...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 24, 2021

Mesalands board approves letters

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved letters to the Higher Learning Commission to add micro-credential programs and online learning options for all of its classes....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Tucumcari man faces charges in shooting

A Tucumcari man faces eight felony criminal charges after he was accused of shooting at city police officers Thursday following an attempted traffic s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Officials hear standards input

State education officials got an earful — both pro and con — from constituents weighing in about proposed new social studies standards for public schools that tentatively are slated to begin next...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Arch Hurley puts water truck on wishlist

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District last week placed a new water truck for fire-protection purposes on its wish list for state capital outlay funds for 2022. District manager Franklin McCasland said...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

San Jon approves contract with firm

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board last week approved a contract with an Albuquerque architectural firm to oversee repairs and improvements to school facilities, including a roof of...

 

Lady Longhorns overmatched by Melrose

RIO RANCHO - Perhaps beating the No. 1-ranked team twice in a week was too tall of an order. Facing Melrose for a second consecutive Saturday, the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 10, 2021

County offices testing out four-day week

All Quay County offices will switch to a four-day work schedule after New Year’s as part of a trial program after county commissioners unanimously approved the proposal Monday. Current hours at the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 10, 2021

Maestas takes judge position

Christopher Maestas, a retired educator, prevailed in a three-way race for the City of Tucumcari's municipal judge position in last Tuesday's local el...

 

Logan defeats No. 1-ranked Melrose

LOGAN - The No. 1-ranked Melrose volleyball team won't have an undefeated season. Logan made sure of that Saturday with a 25-23, 25-20, 12-25, 25-23...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 10, 2021

Tax board recommends pricing structure

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday formally recommended a new pricing structure for use of the Tucumcari Convention Center, along with a few additions that included a rental fee...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 3, 2021

Officials consider ball park plan

Tucumcari school board members during a special work session last week seemed to come to a consensus to renovate four existing ballparks instead of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 3, 2021

Tucumcari switches insurers

The City of Tucumcari faced a significant rate increase and less coverage with its current liability insurance company when its policy was scheduled to renew on Nov. 1. Instead, the city went with...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 3, 2021

Tax board hammers out fee increases

Members of the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board and city officials during a special work session Wednesday hammered out a more specific set of proposed fee increases next year for the Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    November 3, 2021

Logan secures win against Magdalena

LOGAN – The Longhorns scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than five minutes left, then their defense stopped Magdalena in Logan territory to...

 

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