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Articles from the January 25, 2023 edition

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 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

Tucumcari man accused of solicitation

A Tucumcari man remains in federal custody after he was accused of trying to solicit sex acts from two underage children. An undercover FBI agent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023

County's suicide deaths drop in 2021

Quay County’s deaths by suicide decreased to a more normal level in 2021 after the county experienced a big increase during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

MCC president gets four-year extension

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week unanimously approved a four-year extension for the college's president. The action came...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

About 60 local officials attend Quay Day

About 60 officials from all corners of Quay County attended the annual Quay Day event Wednesday in Santa Fe as the New Mexico Legislature convened for its 60-day session. Quay County manager Daniel Za...

 

Menus - Jan. 25

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with ham, whole-wheat toast, mini bagels with strawberry cream cheese, fresh banana, apple juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Cobb...

 

Calendar - Jan. 25

• Feb. 11 — Diamondback STEM Paint Night & Cornhole tournament. The Tucumcari Elks Lodge is hosting a fundraiser for Tucumcari’s Diamondback STEM team from 4 to 8 p.m. The paint event is $25...

 

Pages past - Jan. 25

On this date ... 1973: Thousands of people lined the streets of Washington, D.C., for the funeral of 36th president Lyndon Baines Johnson. Borne on a creaking Army caisson, Johnson was accompanied by...

 

Service comes before authority in the Kingdom

When King Solomon died, the rule passed to his son, Rehoboam. His story doesn’t take up much space, but it changed the nation of Israel forever. The account of his sad reign can be found in 1 Kings...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

San Jon Schools OKs audit report

The San Jon Municipal Schools board approved its annual audit for fiscal year 2022, which showed healthy finances but also two significant deficiencies that detailed shortcomings in the district’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023

Woman recovers dog missing for 2 years

An Albuquerque woman recovered her dog Saturday after it went missing almost two years ago, thanks to a microchip implanted in the animal and a Quay C...

 

Shooting tragedy that shouldn't happen again

More than a year after the shocking fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the movie “Rust,” prosecutors announced Thursday they will file criminal charges of...

 

King would have stayed who he was

This month, as we celebrate Black history, millions of Americans will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was, without question, one of the greatest historical figures of the 20th...

 

'Green' hysteria can only do harm

Is Davos over yet? Is it safe to turn on our TVs without being scolded by formerly important environmentalists like old Al Gore or creepy young climate warriors like Greta Thunberg? Finally. All the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

County's COVID cases drop by half

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County were cut in half last week and began to mirror the general decline in New Mexico observed over the past few weeks. The county’s number of cases last week was...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

TPS board OKs adding powerlifting

The Tucumcari Public Schools board approved the addition of powerlifting as an activity for next winter. Superintendent Aaron McKinney noted during the board’s Jan. 16 meeting that Logan and Santa...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023

Man convicted of local killings sentenced in Ohio murder

A South African man convicted of killing four people - including two in a Tucumcari motel room in 2011 - was sentenced Friday to life in prison...

 

Lady Rattlers hit rough patch, lose two

The Tucumcari girls basketball hit a rough patch last week, suffering non-district losses at state-ranked Clayton and at home to state-ranked Santa...

 

Rattlers fall to Clayton, Santa Rosa

A fast start by a talented Clayton boys basketball team was all it needed during a 61-46 non-district victory over Tucumcari on Friday. The host...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 25, 2023

Lady Longhorns put scare into Melrose

LOGAN - The No. 1-ranked Melrose girls basketball team survived its second district scare in three days with 72-66 victory Thursday that saw the Lady...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 25, 2023

Fast start helps Melrose top Logan

LOGAN - The Melrose boys basketball team wanted a fast start during its district matchup against Logan, and it got it during a 62-51 victory on...

 

Lady Rattler wins gold at Las Vegas tourney

Tucumcari wrestler Sarah Vallejo took home a gold medal on Saturday from the Spencer Cole Memorial Invitational in Las Vegas. Two Rattler wrestlers finished second in the boys competition of...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22: Monday — 8:10 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 1200 block of South Fourth Street,...

 

Jail log - Jan. 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22: — Lupe Vallejo, 53, Amarillo, Texas, battery, disorderly conduct and contempt of court. — Billy Jack...

 

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