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Articles from the January 30, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

County commits to infrastructure work

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that commits up to $1.75 million for public infrastructure improvements leading up to the site of a proposed horse-racing track...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 30, 2019

City appoints volunteer leader for municipal judge

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday appointed Noreen Hendrickson, a longtime community volunteer leader, to be the city’s municipal judge. Hendrickson was appointed on a 4-1 vote, with...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Voter turnout up for mail-in election

Based on the number of ballots returned, Quay County’s first-ever mail-in election is a success, with turnout at least three to five times higher than usual. Whether that translates to success for...

 

Menu - Jan. 30

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese wrap, Spanish...

 

Calendar - Jan. 30

• Saturday — Knights of Columbus Indoor Flea Market. Get rid of old items and gain a little cash. The cost is $5 per table. For more information, call Benji Torres at 505-582-7459. Knights of...

 

Pages past - Jan. 30

On this date ... 1969: “George W. May, Quay County Sanitarian, reports there is a growing tendency to dump more and more trash and dead animals on the county roads of Quay County. This is a bad...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

School board discusses teacher-evaluation system

Much of a 15-minute meeting of the Tucumcari school board on Jan. 21 was spent discussing the governor’s recent order to eliminate a teacher-evaluation system. During the public-comment part of the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 30, 2019

MainStreet board fires its director

The board of Tucumcari MainStreet fired the downtown improvement organization’s executive director Gail Houser, board members and Houser confirmed Thursday. Houser was informed of his firing Jan....

 

Minimum-wage bill 'a little much,' but state winning fight

The concept seems so ... un-American. Government can decide how much a Mom and Pop shop has to pay its employees? That has to be unconstitutional, doesn’t it? But just as we’ve allowed government...

 

World has lost a quality writer

Russell Baker, who died on Jan. 21 at age 93, has joined the likes of Mike Royko, Jimmy Breslin and Art Buchwald in the special part of heaven reserved for those who could make millions laugh on...

 

NFL one more big business entity

I’m done with the NFL. At least for this season. If I were a man of higher principles, I’d be done with it for good. The New Orleans loss to the Rams was the straw that broke my back. To...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 30, 2019

Lady Rattlers upset Robertson

It took an uncharacteristic offense, a lot of effort and overtime, but the Tucumcari girls basketball team on Saturday stunned top-ranked and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 30, 2019

Rattlers take last-minute 58-56 loss to Bosque

The Tucumcari boys basketball team could cite several reasons for its 58-56 Homecoming loss in the last minute Friday to Bosque, but an old bugaboo -...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Rattler wrestlers win two out of three at Texas meet

The Tucumcari wrestling team won two of three dual matches during a meet Thursday in Amarillo, Texas. The Rattlers lost to host Amarillo 51-12 but defeated Texas teams Pampa 65-30 and Bushland 51-40....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 30, 2019

Coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Tucumcari's Wayne Ferguson was inducted Saturday into the New Mexico High School Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association's Hall of Fame....

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Melrose

The Logan girls basketball team not only lost a key district game Thursday, but it may have lost one of its best players for the rest of the season. The Lady Longhorns, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A by...

 

Logan boys, San Jon girls win junior high tourney

A Logan boys team and the San Jon girls each won their respective championship games at the San Jon Junior High Basketball Tournament. The Logan White boys squad defeated Dora 55-19 in the title...

 

Logan boys earn key district victory

The Logan boys basketball team notched a key district victory by edging host Melrose 61-59 on Thursday. The Longhorns led 53-46 at the end of the third quarter and hung on the rest of the way. They...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Animal abuse suspect's release complex

People who read a Quay County Sun story last week about a Tucumcari man accused of abusing a puppy wondered on social media why the suspect was released from jail one day after his felony arrest. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Auto parts store could open early

The O’Reilly Auto Parts store coming to Tucumcari is projected to open by February 2020, but a project manager with the chain said it may open in the fourth quarter this year if construction and...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 30, 2019

House students win journalism awards

Three students from House Municipal Schools won awards Saturday at the New Mexico Student Press Association/New Mexico Activities Association state journalism competition in Las Cruces. Senior Ellie...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Fourth suspect detained in home invasion

A fourth suspect — a juvenile — recently was detained for his alleged role in a violent home invasion in Tucumcari in October that hospitalized the victim. Albuquerque police arrested a 17-year-ol...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 30, 2019

Community education classes starting soon

Mesalands Community College will begin its spring community education classes in February. A new schedule of classes will be offered each month. For February, Mesalands Community College will offer a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Educators take windmill tour

For local educators in search of relevant lessons for their students on concepts of engineering and energy careers, it doesn't get much more hands-on...

 

'Deadly Class' a lesson in nihilism

My family loves science fiction or superhero-related media. We’re a bunch of nerds. So, it wasn’t out of character for us to check out the pilot...

 

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