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Articles from the February 20, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Sheriff says he's open to 'red flag' bill

The sheriff who persuaded county commissioners Feb. 11 to adopt a resolution declaring Quay County a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” said days later he was open to possibly supporting a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 20, 2019

Officials bank on racino

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday passed a resolution that would commit $240,000 in funds raised through existing gross-receipts taxes to street, water line and sewer line improvements to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Racino license on commission meeting agenda

There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a sixth license is on the commission’s agenda for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Tucumcari author remembered

Those who knew Debra Whittington said it seemed appropriate a reception after her funeral Thursday was held at her Dollhouse Bed and Breakfast in Tucu...

 

Calendar - Feb. 20

• Wednesday — Blood drive. Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is hosting a blood drive at agriculture building behind the auditorium at Tucumcari High School from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For...

 

Menus - Feb. 20

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

 

Incessant lottery tinkering does no one any good

It’s become a perennial expectation that a senator or representative feels the need to tweak the lottery scholarship formula. They can’t stand to leave it alone. This year the honor has gone to...

 

Take care in how you use, read labels

Warning: the following contains satirical material that may be offensive to sensitive readers. It’s easy to write real news using the same facts as the fake news media. Here’s how fake-news...

 

On verge of constitutional emergency

Sound the alarm! We’ve got a national emergency on our hands! Well, it’s really more of a constitutional emergency, as President Trump has opened the door for all future emergency declarations to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

Turbine topples amid high winds

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on...

 

Olympic dreams

An 11-year-old girl from Tucumcari holds dreams of becoming a member of the Team USA gymnastics team for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, and she is...

 

Rattlers fall to Dexter

The Dexter boys basketball team Tucumcari defeated more than two months ago wasn't the same squad that defeated the Rattlers 68-58 during a district...

 

13 wrestlers headed for state

Thirteen Tucumcari High School wrestlers - including four district champions crowned Saturday - qualified for the state tournament that begins Friday...

 

Lady Rattlers defeat Dexter

The Tucumcari girls basketball team crushed district foe Dexter 79-22 in a game Feb. 12 that saw eight Lady Rattler players score. Ashley Shipley scored 24 points to lead Tucumcari, while teammates...

 

Fort Sumner outscores Logan

The Logan boys basketball team suffered a key district loss, 77-62, on Saturday at home against Fort Sumner. The Foxes took control of what was a close game by outscoring the Longhorns 44-30 in the...

 

Lady Longhorns defeat Fort Sumner

The Logan girls basketball team stayed in the district-title hunt with a 55-41 victory Saturday against Fort Sumner. The Lady Longhorns, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A by MaxPreps.com, improved to 20-4...

 

Pages past - Feb. 20

On this date ... 1969: The “tool bandit” of Tucumcari struck again. City police are investigating $216 worth of tools stolen from Jene Klaverwiden’s Texaco gas station at First Street and...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019

Poetry readings coming back

The Gallery Etc. is bringing poetry readings back to Tucumcari after a hiatus of more than three years and invites creative writers to register for a...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019

Logan FFA teams place in contests

The Logan FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure Team recently finished second at the state contest and will be a runner-up to compete at the national competition. Logan competed against Fort Sumner,...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17: Monday • 7:51 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at mile marker 104 of Highway 104,...

 

Jail log - Feb. 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14: • Joseph James Aragon, 33, Conchas Dam, felony contempt of court. • John Thomas Coston, 27, Tucumcari,...

 

All of God's word is holy

Our 4-year-old grandson and another little boy were talking together at a church potluck recently. I’m not sure what sparked our grandson’s question, but he eventually said, “I have a Bible....

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019

College requesting iron donations

Mesalands Community College is requesting donations of cast iron, such as radiators, bathtubs and sinks, for the 21st annual Iron Pour on March 10-16. These items must be breakable. Engine blocks...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019

Man faces felony sex charges

A Tucumcari man faces four felony charges after being accused of having sexual contact with a child. Fernando Samaniego, 42, remained in the Quay County Detention Center on Monday morning after being...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019

Customer service training offered

Just in time for the beginning of tourist season, Quay County Extension Service, Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce and Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. are holding a customer-service...

 

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