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 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

Logan school board member steps down

The Logan school board last week approved a process to find a replacement for member Scott Osborn, who resigned from his position after nearly a...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

Relighting the fire

Light the torches. Tucumcari MainStreet's Fired Up festival returns Saturday after a three-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. MainStreet...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

Drugstore closes due to lack of pharmacist

Bestcare Pharmacy in Tucumcari closed on Sept. 10 after the store could not find another pharmacist to replace one who recently moved from the area. The closing leaves the city with one drugstore ...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

'Bands of Enchantment' moves production

Those on social media might have noticed the company that produced the “Bands of Enchantment” music television series in Tucumcari about 18 months ago has resumed production in Albuquerque for...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

Cheese factory's latest honor was 'most special'

Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory has won a number of awards over the years, but a recent one held a lot of significance to its owner. The company’s Ithaki feta cheese earned third-place during the...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

New cases plummet; risk level falls

Quay County’s number of new coronavirus cases dropped by nearly half last week, and a website that tracks the disease improved the county’s rating to “low” risk of community spread. COVID-19...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

No water allocated despite lake's rise

Despite increases to Conchas Lake’s levels in the last two months, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District during its regular meeting last week again voted to not allocate water. The district is...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 21, 2022 

Registration deadline for election is Oct. 11

The deadline for Quay County and New Mexico residents to vote in the November general election is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Early voting also begins on that day, according to a news release from the Quay...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    September 21, 2022 

Lady Rattlers win bracket at SFIS tourney

The Tucumcari High School volleyball team on Saturday took home its second first-place trophy this season after winning its bracket at the Lady Braves Pink Classic tournament at Santa Fe Indian...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    September 21, 2022 

Longhorns bounce back with 56-6 win

The Logan football team bounced back after a tough road loss the previous week with a 56-6 non-district victory Friday over visiting Mesilla Valley Christian in eight-man football action. The...

 

Tucumcari, Logan police to get more than $1M

New Mexico’s governor on Friday announced $41.5 million in grants from the state’s Law Enforcement Recruiting Fund, including more than $1 million total for police departments in Tucumcari and...

 

Tucumcari sees record pot sales once again

One month after seeing record sales of legal marijuana, Tucumcari did it again. Total sales of recreational and medical marijuana in the city of Tucumcari totaled more than $356,000 in August, edging...

 

New cases rise; county still at medium risk

Quay County’s numbers of new coronavirus cases rose somewhat last week, and a website that tracks community risk of the disease’s spread kept the region at “medium” risk. COVID-19 cases...

 

Treed black bear in Logan relocated

State game officials tranquilized and relocated a black bear found in a tree in Logan near Ute Lake on Thursday morning. Logan Police Chief Rodney Paris said his department first received a call...

 

Rattlers pay tribute to fallen Dalhart player

Tucumcari High School athletes paid tribute to a fallen Dalhart football player last week, and players for the Rattlers football team will wear the pl...

 

Lady Rattlers get 2 more wins

The Tucumcari High School volleyball team racked up two more non-district victories last week, giving it its best start in recent memory and earning...

 

Turnovers doom Longhorns at Magdalena

Turnovers — especially in the fourth quarter — doomed Logan during a 32-20 loss Friday at non-district foe Magdalena during eight-man football action. The Longhorns, ranked fifth in the latest...

 

Raton back runs roughshod over Rattlers

The Tucumcari High School football team didn’t have much of an answer for Raton star running back Cayden Walton during a 58-8 loss Friday at the Tigers’ home stadium. Walton, a senior, ran for...

 

Rattler runners compete at big Amarillo meet

Changing up their schedule, the Tucumcari cross-country program headed east and participated Saturday at the sprawling Amarillo ISD Invitational meet. The Rattlers had been scheduled to go south to...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 7, 2022

Cases stay low; clinic preps for boosters

Quay County’s new cases of coronavirus continued to be at a low and stable level last week. Also, the administrator of Tucumcari health clinic said she expected a shipment of new COVID-19...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 7, 2022

MCC board OKs bid for new museum storage building

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a low bid for a new storage building for its dinosaur museum during a brief special meeting Thursday. College President Gregg Busch...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 7, 2022

Event shows virtual restoration of murals

A group of New Mexico Highlands University students and an artist who specializes in "augmented restoration" showed how a faded advertising mural and...

 

Rattlers suffer 54-6 loss at Loving

The youthful Tucumcari football team suffered another loss, but it scored its first touchdown of the season during 54-6 non-district loss Friday at Loving. The Rattlers’ first score of the year...

 

Tucumcari runners compete at Invite

Tucumcari’s runners all saw improvements in their times during Saturday morning’s Lovington Invitational compared their previous week’s season-opening meet, but it didn’t field a full boys...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 7, 2022

Subway in Tucumcari to close after lease ends

The Subway restaurant inside the Circle K convenience store at 2624 S. First St. in Tucumcari lost its lease and was scheduled to close at the end of the business day on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Diane...

 

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