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 By Staff report    Sports    June 12, 2019 

Football players participate in all-star game

Two Tucumcari football players participated in the annual small-school North-South all-star game, with the North suffering a 19-3 loss Saturday at Nusenda Community Stadium in Albuquerque. Rattler...

 By Staff report    News    June 5, 2019

Mesalands announces honor students

Mesalands Community College last week announced its academic honor students for the just-completed school year and spring semester. Eleven students received the President’s Citation for exceptional...

 By Staff report    Sports    June 5, 2019

Area girls compete in all-star games

Two senior girls from Tucumcari and one from Logan competed over the weekend during the North vs. South basketball all-star games in the Albuquerque area. Kalani French and Aliyah Herrera of...

 By Staff report    News    May 29, 2019

Church donates to retreat

The board of directors of a long-closed Methodist church in House recently donated more than $47,000 of the church's remaining funds to a camp and...

 By Staff report    News    May 29, 2019

Police seeking information

Quay County Crime Stoppers and the Tucumcari Police Department are seeking information leading to the arrest of man accused of aggravated battery. According to a news release, Michael Romero Jr. of...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 29, 2019

Five from Tucumcari earn all-district honors

The Tucumcari softball team boasted five players that earned all-district honors after a 17-5 campaign, the most successful season in the program's...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 29, 2019

Grady/San Jon player makes all-district team

The Grady/San Jon baseball team had just one player make the all-district team in Distirct 2-1A, but he wound up also making the all-state squad....

 By Staff report    News    May 29, 2019

Youth compete in 4-H contests

Quay County youth spent two weeks competing in 4-H county contests. These youth range in age from 6 to 18. Cloverbuds are under the age of 9, Novice 9 to 11, Juniors 12 and 13 and Seniors are 14 and...

 By Staff report    News    May 22, 2019

Man receives suspended sentence

A Tucumcari man received a suspended prison sentence last week for voluntary manslaughter for his role in the 2017 killing of a man at a home north of Tucumcari. John T. Coston, 27, initially was...

 By Staff report    News    May 22, 2019

Local officer graduates

Tucumcari Police officer Daniel J. Lopez was among 45 cadets who graduated from New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy during a ceremony Wednesday in Santa Fe. The cadets completed 677 hours of...

 By Staff report    News    May 22, 2019

Memorial Day ceremony set

The VFW Post 2528 and VFW Post Auxiliary 2528 in Tucumcari will host a short Memorial Day ceremony Monday. The annual observance will be at 11 a.m. at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. A meal will be...

 By Staff report    News    May 22, 2019

Quay students on Dean's List

The following Quay County students were named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the spring semester: Alexis Quintana of San Jon; Shaylee Moon, Rachelle Moon and Trenton Lee of...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 22, 2019

Logan softball makes first trip to state

The Logan softball team won its play-in game 10-9 over McCurdy in extra innings in the Class 1A/2A NMAA State Softball Championships at Rio Rancho but lost to eventual state runner-up Eunice and... Full story

 By Staff report    News    May 15, 2019

Man with ties to Tucumcari accused of trying to smuggle 200 pounds of pot

Federal officers arrested a man with Tucumcari ties accused of trying to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana across the Mexican border. Trenton Ward, 24, was identified in some news reports as...

 By Staff report    News    May 15, 2019

Students earn excellence award

Journalism students at House Municipal Schools are among the recipients of the Excellence in Student Achievement Award from the New Mexico School Boards Association. The awards, sponsored by the...

 By Staff report    News    May 15, 2019

Logan student 7th in contest

Jason Knight, a member of the FFA club in Logan, recently finished seventh of more than 600 entries in the national land-judging contest in Oklahoma City. Knight and his teammates — Robert...

 By Staff report    News    May 15, 2019

Logan baseball closes with wins

The Logan baseball closed the regular season last week with three straight wins, against Melrose and Elida. On May 6, Logan trailed the bottom of the seventh inning 12-10 but rallied for three runs...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 15, 2019

Rifle team eligible for nationals

A Quay County 4-H rifle shooting team is eligible to participate in national shooting competition after scoring third overall in state competition, according to New Mexico 4-H sources. The Quay 4-H...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 15, 2019

Tucumcari senior ties for fifth in state golf

Tucumcari senior Jaxon Arguello finished in a tie for fifth during the Class 1A-3A state golf championship Friday and Saturday at Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs. Arguello shot an 87 during a cold,...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 15, 2019

Logan earns No. 9 seed

The Logan softball team earned a No. 9 seed for the Class 1A/2A state softball championships and will play against No. 8-seeded McCurdy on Wednesday at a neutral site. Logan (10-10) will see the...

 By Staff report    News    May 8, 2019

Rabies clinics to be held

A series of low-cost rabies vaccination clinics will be held Saturday across Quay County. Rabies shots for dogs and cats at these clinics will be $10 each. Other types of vaccinations will be availabl...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 8, 2019

Rattlers continue losing streak

The Tucumcari baseball team failed to snap its long losing streak during a 10-4 loss in its season finale Thursday at district foe Sandia Prep, but the Rattlers’ coach saw encouraging things that...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tucumcari senior earns another leg

Tucumcari senior Jaxon Arguello last week captured the third leg needed to qualify for the state golf tournament. Arguello shot 80, the minimum score needed, on Thursday during the NMMI Invitational...

 By Staff report    News    May 8, 2019

Local students earn scholarships

Several high-school students in Quay County recently received scholarships from Plateau’s Education Foundation. The 35 scholarship winners were introduced at the cooperative’s annual membership...

 By Staff report    News    May 1, 2019

Logan clinic gets new addition

Nurse practitioner Katherine Henry recently joined the care team at the Presbyterian Logan Medical Clinic in Logan. With the addition of Henry, nurse practitioner La Juana Dell Willis, who has...


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