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 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 18, 2018 

Vandals rob, contaminate city pool

The recent vandalism and theft at the Tucumcari Public Pool has prompted concern from officials about interruptions to access by the public. "If it...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    July 18, 2018 

State 4-H horse show starts Friday

The 56th annual New Mexico State 4-H Horse Show will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Rodeo arena in Tucumcari. During this time the...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 11, 2018

Mesalands selects new president

TUCUMCARI - A four-month search for a new president has ended as Mesalands Community College selected John D. Groesbeck to lead the institution. He...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 11, 2018

Local BBQ makes top 25 list

The savory, down home barbecue savvy of Jimmy and Stella Watson has landed their local eatery a spot on the Travel + Leisure's top places for barbecue...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    July 11, 2018

Quay All-Stars to hit regionals

For the first time since 1957, a Quay County All-Stars team will compete in the Little League regional tournament. The Quay intermediate All-Star...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 4, 2018

Tucumcari confident in bid for racino

The interest of three groups expressing interest of bringing a racino to the Clovis, Curry County area is not swaying or lessening the confidence of the Tucumcari, Quay County’s bid for the sixth...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 4, 2018

County burn ban tabled

A county-wide burn ban was tabled Friday by the Quay County Commission with residents being asked to be mindful of the conditions and follow notification protocol. “There are some rural fire chiefs...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    July 4, 2018

Little league teams make big game

Two Quay County All-Star teams have qualified for state competition this month in Albuquerque. The intermediate all-star team coached by Billy Burns...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 27, 2018

Fourth of July fast approaching

The Fourth of July Fireworks display planned for Saturday at Ute Lake State Park will be held in honor of one of the Logan Bass Clubs own, Ellis...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 27, 2018

Officials ask for common sense with fireworks

Local fire officials are asking residents to be cautious, exercise good judgment when setting off fireworks to prevent wild and structure fires. “We know everyone is excited about the Fourth of July...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 27, 2018

Cancer survivor crossing

A cancer survivor crossing the country with a unique homage will depart Tucumcari today en route to Boston to raise awareness and money for child canc...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 20, 2018

Second president finalist tours Mesalands

The second finalist for Mesalands Community College's presidential search toured the campus on Thursday, ending his day answering questions from...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 20, 2018

Muralist welcomed back to town

More than 20 local artists and residents came out to welcome back muralist Doug Quarles during a reception Monday at The Gallery Etc. in Tucumcari....

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 20, 2018

Young, elderly at higher risk of heat-related issues

Despite a recent cooldown in temperatures from rain showers across the county, extreme heat will return and with it the dangers of heat exhaustion and stroke according to a local physician. “High...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 20, 2018

High temps, low moisture pose fire danger

Recent rainfall across the county brought temperatures down and provided a short relief but the danger of wildfires is still very high, said Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshall. “The moisture...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 13, 2018

Mesalands president hopeful pays visit

One of two potential candidates for Mesalands Community College's president position visited the campus Monday for a public forum. "Being a president...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 13, 2018

Incumbents score easy wins

There weren't many contested races during Tuesday's Quay County primaries. The ones that were, weren't all that close. Incumbents Franklin McCasland...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 6, 2018

Mesalands bull rider makes finals

The Mesalands Community college Rodeo team's bull rider will compete June 10-16 in the 20th College National Finals Rodeo at Casper, Wyoming. Levi...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 6, 2018

County employee starting pay concerning to commissioner

Public perception of a proposed increase to elected official’s salaries, starting pay for county employees and a need for a more diverse Economic Development Corporation were among the concerns...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 6, 2018

Suit filed against Village of Logan

Former Logan Village Manager has filed suit against the Village in the 10th Judicial District Court alleging a violation for the New Mexico Whistle Blower Protection Act. The suit was filed on April...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 6, 2018

Music Showcase a celebration of culture

More than 450 people capped off the second annual New Mexico Music Showcase dancing, enjoying the music of Cuarenta Y Cinco and Darren Cordova and...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 6, 2018

Mesalands president job down to two finalists

Two presidential finalist were selected by the Board of Trustees to visit Mesalands Community College next week to be a part of campus, public...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    May 30, 2018

THS graduates step into the future

The graduates of the Class of 2018 must be kinetic to move forward in life and succeed, said Tucumcari High School Salutatorian Sydney Goldston....

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    May 30, 2018

Local MMA fighter returns to cage

A local mixed martial arts fighter will return to the octagon for the first time in more than four years with the goal of not only surpassing his...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    May 30, 2018

Logan High School graduates 12

Family and friends gathered for the commencement ceremony celebrating the graduation of 12 students Saturday at Logan High School. "Don't worry about...

 

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