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Articles from the January 8, 2020 edition

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 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Year in review: Shooting, racino license refusal dominate second half of 2019

Editor's note: The following is a review of the last six months of 2019 for Quay County. A report from January through June was published in the Jan....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Shooter apologized after killing manager

The man who shot and killed a manager of a Tucumcari restaurant last month apologized to customers after the attack and said no harm would come to them before he fatally turned the gun on himself in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

'T' owner says he's open to work by professional

The man who nearly three years ago bought a section of Tucumcari Mountain said he's resistant to efforts to revitalize the fading big "T" on the...

 

Calendar - Jan. 8

• Saturday — Open Mic Night. Have you dreamed of entertaining? Now is your chance. Whatever your talent is, you’re invited to share it starting at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. To sign up, call (575)...

 

Expungement statute takes things too far

New Mexico’s sweeping new law allowing expungement of criminal records in a plethora of cases has been described as “one of the broadest record-closing authorities in the nation.” Indeed, the...

 

Turn 'OK boomer' into compliment

Young people have been dismissing us older folks over the past year by sneering “OK boomer” at us. Kids these days. They don’t even learn grammar. The right way to phrase that sneer is “OK,...

 

Letters to the editor - Jan. 8

Waiting for Republicans to wake up Michael Reagan’s column, “Dems lowering bar on impeachment,” reveals that he believes in facts the same as most Senate Republicans. He blames the “liberal me...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 8, 2020

Lady Rattlers wear down Logan

With its starting center in foul trouble and Logan commanding a height advantage, the Tucumcari girls basketball team looked like it was in big troubl...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 8, 2020

Longhorns take victory over Tucumcari

Logan erased a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit with an 18-2 run during its 70-60 boys basketball victory at Tucumcari's home opener Saturday....

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 8, 2020

Grady/San Jon boys team falls to Springer

The Grady/San Jon boys basketball team fell behind 32-9 in the first quarter and never recovered during an 82-68 loss Saturday at Springer. The Bronchos (5-4) trailed 52-25 at halftime during their...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 8, 2020

Springer overtakes Grady/San Jon girls

The Grady/San Jon girls basketball team’s comeback bid after falling behind early fell short during a 41-40 loss Friday at Springer during the team’s first game after Christmas break. Teryn Foote...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 8, 2020

Tucumcari's wrestlers take fifth at invitational

Tucumcari’s wrestling team finished fifth Saturday at the 11-team Al Salazar Memorial Invitational at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe, disappointing the squad’s coach somewhat. Rattlers coach Eddie...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 8, 2020

Four selected for regional team

Two volleyball players from Tucumcari and Logan each were selected to the Northeast Small-School Volleyball Regional Team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Outside hitters Jasmine...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Hotel retaurant closes after more than 50 years

The Branding Iron Restaurant served its last meals Sunday evening at the Quality Inn hotel in Tucumcari after more than a half-century there. The closing of the dinner-only restaurant 3716 E....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Fire guts Tucumcari home

Area firefighters battled a blaze Friday morning that gutted a Tucumcari home but left no injuries. Tucumcari’s fire chief also announced the previo...

 

Time for preventative control of weeds of sin

“No more let sin and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground!” — verse from the hymn “Joy to the World” Quay County is infested with goatheads and sandburs that are moved around on tires...

 

Pages past - Jan. 8

On this date ... 1970: San Jon was ranked third in Class AA in the latest UPI high-school basketball poll of sportswriters and coaches. Causey took the No. 1 spot in the classification. West Las...

 

Menus - Jan. 8

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg sausage breakfast burrito, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, salsa, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Teriyaki chicken, ham and cheese hoagie,...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5: Monday • 8:03 a.m.: Vandalism in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 10:05...

 

Jail log - Jan. 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5: • Timothy Lloyd Clem, 29, Amarillo, two counts of contempt of court. • Clayton James Martinez, 23,...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Tucumcari native shot in Albuquerque

A Tucumcari native was Albuquerque's first homicide victim of 2020, according to the victim's uncle. Vicente Christopher Romero-Lopez, 23, of the...

 

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