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Articles from the March 9, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 9, 2022

Board urges extension for tourism marketer

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday voted to recommend a one-year contract extension to the city’s tourism marketer after several members expressed satisfaction with her...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

Tucumcari Mountain climber flees, then arrested

A climber who became stranded on Tucumcari Mountain for several hours Monday fled the scene after being rescued by firefighters, then was arrested in the city a short time later. The man, who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

San Jon hires Albuquerque-based firm

The San Jon school board during a special meeting hired an Albuquerque-based firm to act as the district’s business manager after the current one departs this month. The board during a special...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 9, 2022

Logan bank closing in June

LOGAN - Barring some sort of intervention in the coming weeks, the village of Logan will be without a bank for the first time in more than a century....

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

City's finance director says finances have improved

Modest spending helped give the City of Tucumcari a surplus during the first half of the 2022 fiscal year, the city’s finance director said during a special city commission meeting Thursday. City...

 

Pages past - March 9

On this date ... 1972: Tucumcari animal control officer Ralph Pharis warned he had picked up seven dead dogs that were poisoned in the southern part of the city. He said he did not know what type of...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    March 9, 2022

An accounting of sin is on its way

In King David’s famous prayer of repentance, Psalm 51, he includes this odd sentiment in speaking to God: “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.” It’s an...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

NM Route 66 group honors two Tucumcari businesses

The owners of two Tucumcari businesses learned last week they earned the New Mexico Route 66 Association's Heritage Award. Association President...

 

Calendar - March 9

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday-Sunday — Southwest Beef Symposium. This annual event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the New Mexico St...

 

Menus - March 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...

 

Former deputy accused of child abuse

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy convicted in 2021 of receiving stolen property now is facing felony child abuse charges, records show. The former deputy, Chris McCasland, was...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to decline

Confirmed COVID-19 cases numbers last week continued their slide in Quay County and were at low levels seen before the Delta and Omicron variants ravaged the region. The total number of confirmed...

 

Pre-primary vote counting bungled and pointless

At least Steve Pearce flexed his ineptitude during a pointless exercise. Pearce, chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, oversaw ponderous and bungled vote-counting at his organization’s...

 

Shame Ukraine, Russia suffering

It’s crazy how many people still imagine political government is credible or legitimate. How many take it at its word, even while watching events around the world today. Even the national media...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Learn the complexities of issues

Back in the 1950s, in the thick of the Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union at that time, famously said, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 9, 2022

Tucumcari teen one of two representing state

A Tucumcari teen was one of two New Mexico youths who joined two U.S. senators in representing the state during the U.S. Senate Youth Program this week. Micah Renee Lightfoot, along with Yunseo Kim...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 9, 2022

Top-seeded Socorro ousts Rattlers

Tucumcari coach John Span was a bit skeptical about Socorro’s No. 1 seed in the Class 3A boys basketball tournament, but he came away more of a believer after the host Warriors stormed to an 81-48...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 9, 2022

Crownpoint ousts Lady Rattlers from playoffs

The 12th-seeded Tucumcari girls basketball team was holding its own during the first quarter of its first-round Class 3A tournament game Friday in a full gym at fifth-seeded Crownpoint. Then the Lady...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 9, 2022

Lady Longhorns survive scare

LOGAN - In the first half of Friday's first-round Class 1A basketball playoff game, it was gut-check time for the Lady Longhorns. Third-seeded Logan...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 9, 2022

New baseball coach focuses on basics

The Tucumcari High School baseball program has a new coach, and with his arrival brings a new emphasis on the game's fundamentals. George Montano is...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 9, 2022

Softball coach enthused about young team

Tucumcari coach CJ Oglesby admits he's had sleepless nights about his softball team, but it's for the right reasons. It's because this year's team...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 9, 2022

Mesalands officially joins NJCAA

Mesalands Community College announced last week it officially has joined the National Junior College Athletic Association and would add women’s golf, cross county and esports to its sports...

 

Jail log - March 9

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 28 to March 4: — Mark Vernon Lawrence, 39, Logan, two counts of contempt of court. — Chasity Lucero, 33, Tucumcari,...

 

Police blotter - March 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 28 to March 6: Monday — 11:26 a.m.: Trespassing in 200 block of West Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari. ...

 

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