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 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Three more COVID-19 deaths confirmed

State health officials reported three more confirmed deaths of COVID-19 in Quay County last week, bringing the total to 17 since the pandemic began last spring. The New Mexico Department of Health...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Tucumcari school board candidates square off

Two candidates are facing off against each other for District 3 in the Tucumcari school board in the Nov. 2 election. Cassie Huffman, 40, a mental health counselor, and Robert Lucero, 62, a retiree,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Logan school board candidates talk issues

A sitting member of the Logan school board is facing a challenger in the Nov. 2 election. Position 5 incumbent Tom Humble, 57, a signal maintainer for the Union Pacific Railroad, is being opposed by...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Homicide suspect apprehended near San Jon

A homicide suspect from South Carolina was apprehended early Friday after being the subject of a search for several hours near San Jon. Arrested was David Banacek Tracy, 45, on South Carolina charges... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Tucumcari woman earns commendation medal

A woman with Tucumcari ties recently earned a commendation medal from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps for meritorious conduct during COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Kristen Earle, a 2010 graduate of...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

Hospital to hold drive-through flu shot clinic

Trigg Memorial Hospital will hold a drive-through flu-shot clinic Saturday morning for everyone age 12 and older at the Quay County fairgrounds in Tucumcari. The free clinic will be from 8 to 10:30...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    October 13, 2021 

Logan takes district win

Logan returned to its winning ways with a 52-22 district victory Friday at Mesilla Valley Christian School in eight-man football action in Las Cruces. The Longhorns blew open a close game that was...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 13, 2021 

County approves memorandum of agreement with FEMA

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that would send alerts to every cellphone, television and radio in the...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 6, 2021

Q&A: Judge candidates talk issues

Three candidates are competing for the open Tucumcari municipal judge position in the Nov. 2 election. Early voting began this week. The previous municipal judge, Noreen Hendrickson, was appointed by...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 6, 2021

47 more virus cases confirmed in Quay County

Quay County experienced 47 more confirmed cases of coronavirus — but no deaths — last week, including five cases reported Friday. The county had reported deaths in each of the previous two weeks.... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    October 6, 2021

Two more colleges join CHESS

Two more New Mexico colleges, including Mesalands Community College, last week announced an interest in joining the Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services, or CHESS. Mesalands and Luna...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    October 6, 2021

Logan outmatches Clovis Christian

LOGAN - Despite the absence of one of the Lady Longhorns' top hitters, Logan easily defeated an overmatched Clovis Christian squad 25-10, 25-12,...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    October 6, 2021

Mesalands rodeo team takes first

The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team captured first place and the women finished fourth during a meet Sept. 23 in Cochise, Arizona. Cooper Felipek won the bareback riding competition,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 6, 2021

PED urging schools to test for learning gaps

The New Mexico Public Education Department is urging all schools to test students this fall to establish a reliable baseline to combat any learning gaps that may have occurred and to guide...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 6, 2021

Quay youths ribbon in expo

Ashton Smith of Quay County earned three first-place ribbons, including Best of Breed and champion, in the poultry show at the recent Youth Small Animal Expo. Smith had the champion egg layer pen in...

 

Quay confirms 14th death from virus

Quay County saw its 14th confirmed death from coronavirus last week and its second in a week as the region saw a marked increase in cases. According to an email Thursday from the New Mexico...

 

Deputy to contest ticket in crash

A Quay County sheriff’s deputy will contest a ticket issued to him after being involved in a traffic accident earlier this month in Tucumcari that knocked the city’s only well-running ambulance...

 

Lowe's lawyers file reponse to suit

A law firm representing Lowe’s Market in Tucumcari filed a response to a Quay County woman’s lawsuit against the grocery store after she alleged a faulty carpet caused a fall that injured her...

 

Robertson overwhelms Tucumcari 56-6

Suiting up only 17 players due to COVID-19 quarantines and injuries, Tucumcari found itself overwhelmed by a state-ranked Robertson squad during a 56-6 football loss Thursday at Las Vegas. The game, r... Full story

 

Logan storms to 60-0 victory

Undefeated Logan stormed to a 46-0 first-quarter lead at host Cloudcroft en route to a 60-0 victory Thursday in an eight-man football game. The game ended at halftime due to the mercy rule. Haden...

 

Tucumcari volleyball experiences cancellations

Tucumcari High School volleyball experienced two weeks of cancellations or postponements due to a COVID-19 exposure that has the team under quarantine. Wiped off the schedule were Santa Rosa at...

 

13th COVID-19 death reported in county

Quay County saw its 13th confirmed death from coronavirus last week, and Tucumcari’s mayor fears more deaths will be reported in the coming days. According to an email Thursday from the New Mexico...

 

Man walks away from crash at Tucumcari airport

A Tennessee pilot walked away with no apparent injuries after his small plane crashed and burned Saturday afternoon at Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Li...

 

Logan board approves resolution to PED

The Logan Board of Education last week approved a resolution to the New Mexico Public Education Department that demands more local decision-making by school districts, but not before the board faced...

 

City officials approve mediation settlement

The Tucumcari City Commission during a brief special meeting Wednesday approved a mediation settlement that will add more than $75,000 to its coffers. City manager Mark Martinez explained the New...

 

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