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Articles from the February 27, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Resident speaks out on 'sanctuary' resolution

The Quay County Commission’s approval during its last meeting of a nonbinding resolution declaring itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” apparently was not met with universal approval...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Board approves 5-year plan

The Tucumcari school board on Feb. 18 unanimously approved a five-year facilities master plan that will enable the district to more easily receive future state funding for improvements. Schools...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Animal rescue moved

A contractor still needed to apply paint to the walls, switch plates needed to be added, trenches for water lines needed to be filled and piles of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Man accused of dealing meth

A Tucumcari man stands accused of dealing methamphetamine after several law-enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at his home. Danny Benavidez, 55, was detained at the Quay County Detention...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 27, 2019

Tucumcari man sentenced to probation, time served

A Tucumcari man avoided further prison time Thursday after being sentenced to probation and time served in jail for sexual contact with two boys while acting as their foster parent. Sandoval County...

 

Pages past - Feb. 27

On this date ... 1969: Fire destroyed the Larry Trujillo family’s home at 2:30 a.m. today. The house trailer farm home was on Highway 104 near the Mennonite church. The family was not injured, but...

 

Calendar - Feb. 27

• Friday-Sunday — St. Patrick’s Bingo Weekend. With multiple packs and specials, there’s plenty of green to celebrate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. each day....

 

Menus - Feb. 27

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage and cheese breakfast bagel sandwich, bagel with strawberry cream cheese, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Diced chicken and gravy with honey wheat roll,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 27, 2019

Mesalands board approves annual audit

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on Feb. 19 approved its annual audit in which the auditor said the college’s financial status is “pretty good.” Martin Mathisen of the Atkinson...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 27, 2019

Commission declines to award racino license

As expected because of a pending lawsuit, the New Mexico Racing Commission during its regular meeting Thursday declined to take action on whether to award a sixth racetrack license. A court hearing...

 

Property seizure should be for justice, not profit

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow against one of the most insidious practices of the American criminal justice system: the unfair confiscation of property from people convicted — or even...

 

Short thoughts for a short month

Here are some brief thoughts for the end of a short month: Victim or survivor? Why is it if you are mugged, you’re called a “victim,” but if you have undergone sexual abuse you are a...

 

Hemp legalized, but not for gardens

Move over marijuana. Your straight cousin is about to become the latest cash cow for agriculture in America. In case you missed it, the biggest news to come out of the 2018 Farm Bill is the federal...

 

Tucumcari girls take district

The Tucumcari girls basketball team captured the regular-season district title and the No. 1 seed for this week's district tournament with a 55-42...

 

Rattlers fall to Dexter

Dexter used a strong second half to turn a close game into an easy 75-50 district victory Feb. 19 over the visiting Rattlers. Tucumcari led 34-33 at halftime, but the Demons outscored them 42-16 the r...

 

Wrestlers take home medals

RIO RANCHO - The Tucumcari wrestling team took home four medals - including a Class 3A state title by Kaleb Hayes - during the NMAA state wrestling...

 

Fort Sumner boys dominate Logan

The Fort Sumner boys basketball team jumped out to a 25-4 lead in the first quarter en route to a dominating 78-40 victory Saturday over Logan in a tiebreaking game that decided the regular-season...

 

Melrose triumphant over Logan girls

The Melrose girls basketball team captured the regular-season district title Saturday with a 64-47 victory over Logan. Because both teams had a 7-1 record in Class 1A, District 6, they were forced to...

 

Both testaments gifts from God

Born about 85 A.D., a man named Marcion became an important figure in the history of Christianity. His contribution to the growth of the ancient... Full story

 

Police blotter - Feb. 27

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24: Monday • 9:24 a.m.: Theft (shoplifting) in 100 block of West Tucumcari Boulevard,...

 

Jail log - Feb. 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24: • Qiong Chen, 49, Union City, California, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired, first...

 

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