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Articles from the February 13, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Property tax renewal passes easily

Voters on Feb. 5 easily approved the Tucumcari school district's request to renew its two-mill capital-improvement property tax during Quay County's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Commission adopts 'sanctuary' resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request to adopt a resolution declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” because of his...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Armory deal sealed

The New Mexico National Guard's loss became Mesalands Community College's gain - not that the Guard was complaining. The college took possession of...

 

Calendar - Feb. 13

• Saturday — Vintage Valentine Tea Party. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to this party. Don’t forget to dress up for the hat and costume contest; only the fanciest outfits will win. Cost is...

 

Menus - Feb. 13

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Barbecued chicken sandwich, egg...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 13, 2019

Racino back on agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its Feb. 21 meeting in Albuquerque. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the commission's board room at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Man back in jail on burglary charges

A Tucumcari man briefly jailed on drug- and stolen-property complaints landed back in the county lockup days after his release after witnesses and surveillance video reportedly caught him breaking int...

 

Pages past - Feb. 13

On this date ... 1969: Charles Marlow Preston, 52, a prominent businessman in Tucumcari, died when his single-engine Cessna 182 plane crashed after the engine failed about 30 miles southwest of Fort...

 

New documentary promotes mysteries of Roswell's UFOs

Not everyone who finds themselves drawn to UFO-related subjects believes, unequivocally, that extraterrestrial life exists. For one’s interest to be piqued, all that’s really required is an...

 

Confrontation was human nature at play

I’ve never cared much for puritanism. While the Pilgrims came to America to avoid religious persecution, they mostly wanted to exchange the rigidly enforced rules against their brand of Christianity...

 

Governor stands in defiance of president

Let’s start with this reality-based premise: The “national security crisis” we face is mostly internal. The violence and crime in our schools and on our streets doesn’t have anything to do wit...

 

Letter to the editor - Feb. 13

Conservatives don’t balk at helping rich Conservatives get a tad uptight when a proposal is made that benefits someone other than the rich and corporations. Remember the conservative uproar over...

 

Rattlers triumph over NMMI

The Tucumcari boys basketball team scored the last 12 points of the game to secure a 51-34 victory over New Mexico Military Institute in the district...

 

Tucumcari girls cruise to victory

The Tucumcari girls basketball team scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to coast to an unexpectedly easy 86-50 victory Saturday over sta...

 

Logan football coach turns in resignation

Chase Disney, coach of Logan High School’s eight-man football team for one season, recently gave his resignation to the school district so he can take a job as a sports director for a city in his...

 

Logan keeps lead in district

The Logan boys basketball team remained undefeated in district play with a 52-33 victory Saturday over Clovis Christian. Dyson Day led the Longhorns with 16 points, while Chase Earle added 14. Logan...

 

Logan girls defeat Clovis Christian

The Logan girls basketball team remained in the district-title hunt with a 55-35 victory Saturday over Clovis Christian. Makenna Brewer led the Lady Longhorns with 16 points, while teammate Harlie Roa...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Tucumcari man gets 10 years in shooting

Bobby Lee Vandiver, 32, of Tucumcari was sentenced Wednesday in 10th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for shooting a man on the west side of Tucumcari last summer, prompting the closure...

 

Cameroon a call to faithfulness

“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” — Proverbs 24:11 The Christian has a duty...

 

Jury: Daycare workers guilty

PORTALES — Daycare workers who admitted to leaving two toddlers in a hot car in July 2017 were found guilty Tuesday of charges that could send them to prison for up to 36 years. Mary and Sandi...

 

Relief and reckoning

PORTALES — Dozens of pink and blue balloons took flight Tuesday from outside the Roosevelt County courthouse, one of the first light moments for anyone involved in the emotional trial that had...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 13

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10: Monday • 10:12 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 200 block of West High Street, Tucumcari. • 10:3...

 

Jail log - Feb. 13

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10: • Matthew Joseph Arias, 37, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Emilio E. Sustaita, 28, Tucumcari, contempt...

 

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