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Articles from the February 23, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    February 23, 2022

State's indoor mask mandate lifted

New Mexico's governor on Thursday lifted the mask mandate for most indoor settings that had been in place since August, effective immediately. Gov....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 23, 2022

Mesalands to offer CDL classes again

For the first time in more than a decade, Mesalands Community College again will begin offering commercial driver’s license certification and training courses on March 1 for a variety of skill...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 23, 2022

New life in a ghost town

GLENRIO - This longtime Route 66 ghost town on the easternmost edge of Quay County suddenly appears to be getting its first business in more than 40...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 23, 2022

$1.62M in capital outlay allocated to county

Entities in Quay County received a total of $1.62 million in capital outlay allocations from the New Mexico Legislature at the conclusion of its 30-day session last week. That was nearly double the...

 

Gospel leaves nothing untouched

Just preach the Gospel, they tell me. “Who’s they?” you ask. You know: they, the ones who get either nervous or angry about any attempt to apply the teachings of the Bible outside the church...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 23, 2022

Tortilla shop opens in Tucumcari

For fresh flour tortillas, many Tucumcari residents previously had to have someone's mother or grandmother make them. That changed earlier this month...

 

Pages past - Feb. 23

On this date ... 1971: City, county and state police officers were searching for a 1963-1965 Chevrolet car with two men who were believed to have robbed a Michigan trucker at gunpoint of more than...

 

Calendar - Feb. 23

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 16 — Easter Egg Hunt. The Tucumcari Disc Golf Club will host this event at Five Mile Park, with the hunt starting at 11 a.m....

 

Menus - Feb. 23

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 23, 2022

Arizona woman dies in traffic accident

An Arizona woman died Friday in a traffic accident on U.S. 54 southwest of Logan. New Mexico State Police were called about 8 p.m. Friday to investigate the crash between a tractor-trailer and a...

 

Officials should make voting boundaries clearer

Easier to vote and harder to cheat: that was the refrain Texas heard from Republican state lawmakers when they passed their sweeping election bill last year. Yet for some of the state’s most...

 

Social media doing invisible damage

Throughout history the older generation has thought the younger generations are weak, frivolous, and self-centered. Just as that older generation’s elders thought the same of it, and so on to the...

 

Some big wins, some losses in session

Last week ended with big New Mexico news, several times over. The governor surprised the state by lifting the mask mandate. The speaker of the House announced he is voluntarily stepping down. And the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 23, 2022

Man died of Benadryl overdose in Bard

An Oklahoma man whose body was found near an Interstate 40 frontage road in September in eastern Quay County died of an accidental overdose of Benadryl, according to New Mexico State Police...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 23, 2022

PED adopts new social studies standards

The New Mexico Public Education Department last week adopted a rule to replace the state’s social studies standards for public schools, despite pleas from two Quay County school districts to pause t...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 23, 2022

San Jon picks new board member, adds cheerleading

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees approved two new additions last week — a new board member and a cheerleading as a sport in the next school year. The board during its regular meeting...

 

Rattlers nab first district victory

The Tucumcari boys basketball squad earned its first district win - against the first-place team, no less - in surprisingly dominant fashion in a 40-2...

 

Lady Rattlers secure another home game

The Tucumcari girls basketball team secured one more home game for this week's district tournament by downing winless New Mexico Military Institute...

 

Rattler wrestler wins state

RIO RANCHO - Tucumcari junior wrestler Xzander Garcia absolved a disappointing finish in the previous week's district meet by winning the Class 3A...

 

Logan girls down Dora before district tourney

The Logan girls basketball team finished its regular season Saturday with a solid 63-33 non-district victory at Dora. Reece Goldston led the Lady Longhorns with 21 points, while Kyra Conway added 12....

 

Jail log - Feb. 23

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17: • John Doe, 41, no address listed, concealing identity and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer...

 

Logan boys end regular season with non-district loss

The Logan boys basketball team concluded their regular season with a 67-34 non-district loss Saturday at Dora. Park Strong led the Longhorns (8-17) with nine points, while Brock Burns added eight....

 

Police blotter - Feb. 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 14 to Feb. 20: Monday – 1:13 a.m.: Found property at milepost 328, Interstate 40, Tucumcari. – 3:03...

 

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