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Articles from the February 9, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    February 9, 2022

Two more local COVID deaths reported

Two more confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported last week in Quay County, though the region and state continued to see a relative decline in the number of cases. The latest deaths in the county...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 9, 2022

City may hire events coordinator

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board authorized the city manager to explore the possibility of hiring an events coordinator by next month. City Manager Mark Martinez said during the board’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 9, 2022

The rainmaker

If it's going to rain, let's squeeze as much precipitation out of those clouds as possible. That's the idea behind a Texas-based company that has...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 9, 2022

Duplantis buys Pow Wow restaurant

Local restaurateur Todd Duplantis recently purchased the Pow Wow Restaurant and Lizard Lounge in Tucumcari from the ownership group that held it for about 20 years. Duplantis said he closed the deal...

 

Real faith made clear in tragedy

Lots of us remember where we were when the planes hit the towers on 9/11. Do you remember where you were the next Sunday? If you’re like a lot of Americans, you were in church. I was preaching at th...

 

Pages past - Feb. 9

1972: Tucumcari native Arthur L. White has become the city’s newest police officer. White lived most of his life in San Jon in business with his father at White Water Well Service before becoming...

 

Calendar - Feb. 9

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 29-May 1 — Tucumcari Rawhide Days. The event will include a Texas longhorn show on April 30, a film festival, cattle drive on...

 

Menus - Feb. 9

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 9, 2022

Five Texas juveniles in stolen SUV apprehended

Quay County sheriff’s deputies last week helped apprehend five juveniles from Texas in a stolen vehicle who briefly led officers on a high-speed chase south of Tucumcari. According to a...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 9, 2022

Grant to pay for San Jon aides

San Jon Municipal Schools’ superintendent told the school board during a special meeting the district had just received a $243,750 grant to pay for three educational assistants in the classroom...

 

Lujan's absence from Senate has substantial political ramifications

We join the many New Mexicans and others around the nation who are pulling for a full and speedy recovery for U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján. News on Feb. 1 that the congenial 49-year-old lawmaker from...

 

Hard to deprogram cult of government

There is room in this world for many different beliefs, even those that are wrong. Beliefs are only truly incompatible when one of them includes the belief that it’s OK to force others to believe on...

 

Professor of history one of the greats

As a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. L.T. Williams had a way of making history multidimensional. He gave history meaning for the present-day world. As a student...

 

Lady Rattlers stay in contention in district

The Tucumcari girls basketball team righted itself after a tough district loss earlier in the week with a resounding 46-24 victory Saturday against New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell. The Lady...

 

Rattlers start rough in district schedule

The Tucumcari boys basketball team endured a rough start to their district schedule, losing both games last week on the road at Dexter and New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers fell 60-42 on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 9, 2022

Melrose damages Logan's district chances

LOGAN – The Lady Longhorns basketball team suffered a damaging blow for their chance at a district title with a 40-32 loss to Melrose on Friday....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 9, 2022

Buffs blast Longhorns at Logan

LOGAN – Better shooting and a shift in defensive strategy turned what was expected to be a competitive game into 77-32 boys basketball blowout...

 

Jail log - Feb. 9

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5: — Heidi Holt, 60, Cave City, Arkansas, criminal damage to property (over $1,000). — Grady Lee Loveland,...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6: Monday — 4:11 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue, Tucumcari....

 

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