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 By Thomas Garcia    News    August 1, 2018

Local man sentenced to 10 years

TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man will spend 10 years in prison after being sentenced Wednesday in the 10th Judicial District Court for charges of criminal...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    August 1, 2018

Arson charges levied

TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man is facing felony arson charges after allegedly admitting to setting a neighbor's residence on fire after a dispute....

 By Thomas Garcia    News    August 1, 2018

Police: Argument leads to stabbing

TUCUMCARI - A man was arrested, while another was airlifted to an Amarillo hospital after being stabbed during an argument at an apartment complex in...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    August 1, 2018

Rattler reunion returns

TUCUMCARI - Tucumcari High School alumni of different eras will come together this weekend to reminisce about the past and make new memories at the...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 25, 2018

Loss of longtime public servant 'deeply felt'

TUCUMCARI - Longtime resident, former educator, Marine veteran and Tucumcari Mayor pro-tem Robert Lumpkin has passed away following an extended...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 25, 2018

Nuisance enforcement bothers locals

TUCUMCARI - More than 20 residents shared their concerns and suggestions to city officials Thursday at the Del Norte Center regarding the city's...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 25, 2018

Preservation group stops in town

TUCUMCARI — Members of a cross country road trip to promote the addition of U.S. Route 66 as a National Historic Trail stopped Thursday in Tucumcari. An Airstream camper promoting the efforts of...

 By Thomas Garcia    News    July 25, 2018

City to get grant for wastewater system improvements

TUCUMCARI — The City of Tucumcari has been earmarked to receive more than $5 million dollars in a loan/grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be used for wastewater systems improvements....

 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... Full story

 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...


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