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 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

Tucumcari man accused of solicitation

A Tucumcari man remains in federal custody after he was accused of trying to solicit sex acts from two underage children. An undercover FBI agent...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

MCC president gets four-year extension

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week unanimously approved a four-year extension for the college's president. The action came...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

About 60 local officials attend Quay Day

About 60 officials from all corners of Quay County attended the annual Quay Day event Wednesday in Santa Fe as the New Mexico Legislature convened for its 60-day session. Quay County manager Daniel Za...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

San Jon Schools OKs audit report

The San Jon Municipal Schools board approved its annual audit for fiscal year 2022, which showed healthy finances but also two significant deficiencies that detailed shortcomings in the district’s...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

County's COVID cases drop by half

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County were cut in half last week and began to mirror the general decline in New Mexico observed over the past few weeks. The county’s number of cases last week was...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

TPS board OKs adding powerlifting

The Tucumcari Public Schools board approved the addition of powerlifting as an activity for next winter. Superintendent Aaron McKinney noted during the board’s Jan. 16 meeting that Logan and Santa...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

Man convicted of local killings sentenced in Ohio murder

A South African man convicted of killing four people - including two in a Tucumcari motel room in 2011 - was sentenced Friday to life in prison...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Lady Rattlers hit rough patch, lose two

The Tucumcari girls basketball hit a rough patch last week, suffering non-district losses at state-ranked Clayton and at home to state-ranked Santa...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Rattlers fall to Clayton, Santa Rosa

A fast start by a talented Clayton boys basketball team was all it needed during a 61-46 non-district victory over Tucumcari on Friday. The host...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Lady Rattler wins gold at Las Vegas tourney

Tucumcari wrestler Sarah Vallejo took home a gold medal on Saturday from the Spencer Cole Memorial Invitational in Las Vegas. Two Rattler wrestlers finished second in the boys competition of...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Former city manager hired at Mesalands

Mesalands Community College on Thursday announced former Tucumcari city manager Mark Martinez was hired as chief campus operations and procurement manager, replacing the recently retired Jim Morgan....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Area PRC commissioner resigns

A former eastern New Mexico legislator appointed to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission resigned shortly before its first meeting after questions arose about his qualifications. Brian Moore,...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Logan board OKs resolution for new hospital

The board for Logan Municipal Schools last week unanimously approved a resolution supporting Quay County’s bid to build a new hospital in Tucumcari. Noting “a great need for a critical access...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Man jailed after high-speed chase

A man is detained in the Quay County Detention Center after being accused of driving his car at speeds of more than 100 mph on Tucumcari streets and fleeing a police officer. Jarvis Christopher...

 

Surge lifts Melrose over Logan at tournament

The Melrose boys basketball team blitzed Logan with 16 unanswered points in the first and second quarters, setting the stage for a 71-50 win Saturday in the title game of the Reserve Tournament. The...

 

Rattlers go 1-2 at Santa Rosa tourney

A hot-shooting Rehoboth Christian boys basketball team outscored Tucumcari 23-9 in the second quarter during its 53-37 victory in the consolation...

 

Melrose tops Lady Longhorns at Reserve tourney

After two hard-fought wins to advance to the finals, the Logan girls basketball team fell to No. 1-ranked Melrose 67-28 in the title game Saturday of the Reserve Tournament. The Lady Longhorns fell...

 

Scoring drought dooms Lady Rattlers at Portales

A second-half scoring drought doomed the Tucumcari girls basketball team in a 52-36 non-district loss Friday at Portales. The Lady Rattlers trailed just 23-19 at halftime, but the Lady Rams outscored...

 

THS wrestler finishes third at Socorro tourney

The Tucumcari boys wrestling team finished eighth Saturday at the 16-team Sammy Vivian Invitational tournament at Socorro that was studded with larger-enrollment schools. The Rattlers finished with...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Local homeless count planned

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico and other organizations in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales are working to carry out a Point In Time count for people experiencing homelessness in the area. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

County's coronavirus cases decline slightly

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week decreased slightly last week but remained at a somewhat high level. The number of cases last week was 14, compared to 17 the previous week. According...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 11, 2023

Quay County's number of COVID cases jump

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week jumped to 17 last week, compared to three reported during the previous week. According to the COVID Act Now website, the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 11, 2023

Health council meeting to host hospital presentation

Those who want more details and wish to ask questions about a proposed new hospital in Tucumcari can attend this week’s Quay County Health Council meeting. According to a news release from the counc...

 

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