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Articles from the January 18, 2023 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City given grant to repair pool

The City of Tucumcari received a $216,803 state grant to repair its municipal pool, which has been closed since 2019. The grant was one of 36...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City OKs engineering for streetwork

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved $107,000 in engineering services related to future street repairs near downtown and the south side. Stantec Engineering will study what is required...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Logan given $4.9M grant for complex

LOGAN - The state last week awarded the Village of Logan a nearly $5 million grant to build a recreational and softball complex near Ute Lake State...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Zamora: No abortions at new hospital

Quay County's manager said contrary to recent rumor, a new Dr. Daniel C. Trigg Memorial Hospital would not perform abortion procedures there. Daniel Z...

 

MLK, Apostle Paul both had a dream

This past Sunday was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which we celebrated on Monday as a federal holiday named Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As I was considering the approach of Martin Luther...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Former city manager hired at Mesalands

Mesalands Community College on Thursday announced former Tucumcari city manager Mark Martinez was hired as chief campus operations and procurement manager, replacing the recently retired Jim Morgan....

 

Pages past - Jan. 18

On this date ... 1973: The Tucumcari City Commission by a vote of 3-2 turned down a proposed ordinance by Mayor King Aitken that would have raised the pay of the mayor and commissioners to $3,000 a...

 

Menus - Jan. 18

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Bacon and cheese frittata cup, toast, assorted cereal, graham crackers, fresh banana, apple juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Ham and cheese...

 

Calendar - Jan. 18

• Saturday — Tucumcari Historical Museum field trip. A carpool will be leaving the museum at 8 a.m. to Fort Sumner, where participants will transfer to other vehicle to travel country roads to...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Area PRC commissioner resigns

A former eastern New Mexico legislator appointed to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission resigned shortly before its first meeting after questions arose about his qualifications. Brian Moore,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Lodgers board turns down Fast TV fund request

Members of the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board reluctantly turned down the Fast TV Network’s request for about $135,000 in motel tax funds but indicated it would approve a revised application...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Logan board OKs resolution for new hospital

The board for Logan Municipal Schools last week unanimously approved a resolution supporting Quay County’s bid to build a new hospital in Tucumcari. Noting “a great need for a critical access...

 

More 'professional' PRC commission off to shaky start

The constitutional amendment voters approved in 2020 changing the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from five elected members to three appointed ones was aimed, in large part, at ensuring a...

 

Black people props to Republicans

The drama surrounding Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid remains nothing short of surreal. It took 15 bids to secure the votes required to become speaker of the House. In his fatalistic desire to...

 

Media should want answers from Biden

Don’t worry, America. Big Media will never let Joe Biden get away with illegally taking classified documents from the White House in 2016 and stashing them at his office and in his garage next to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Arch Hurley elects officers, swears in new member

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors swore in a new member and chose officers during its first meeting of 2023 last week. Quay County Clerk Ellen White administered the oath of...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Man jailed after high-speed chase

A man is detained in the Quay County Detention Center after being accused of driving his car at speeds of more than 100 mph on Tucumcari streets and fleeing a police officer. Jarvis Christopher...

 

Surge lifts Melrose over Logan at tournament

The Melrose boys basketball team blitzed Logan with 16 unanswered points in the first and second quarters, setting the stage for a 71-50 win Saturday in the title game of the Reserve Tournament. The...

 

Rattlers go 1-2 at Santa Rosa tourney

A hot-shooting Rehoboth Christian boys basketball team outscored Tucumcari 23-9 in the second quarter during its 53-37 victory in the consolation...

 

Melrose tops Lady Longhorns at Reserve tourney

After two hard-fought wins to advance to the finals, the Logan girls basketball team fell to No. 1-ranked Melrose 67-28 in the title game Saturday of the Reserve Tournament. The Lady Longhorns fell...

 

Scoring drought dooms Lady Rattlers at Portales

A second-half scoring drought doomed the Tucumcari girls basketball team in a 52-36 non-district loss Friday at Portales. The Lady Rattlers trailed just 23-19 at halftime, but the Lady Rams outscored...

 

THS wrestler finishes third at Socorro tourney

The Tucumcari boys wrestling team finished eighth Saturday at the 16-team Sammy Vivian Invitational tournament at Socorro that was studded with larger-enrollment schools. The Rattlers finished with...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Local homeless count planned

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico and other organizations in Tucumcari, Clovis and Portales are working to carry out a Point In Time count for people experiencing homelessness in the area. The...

 

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