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Articles from the March 13, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

Resident weighs in on sanctuary county status

A Logan resident commended the Quay County Commission for “taking a stand” and passing its “Second Amendment sanctuary county” resolution last month. During the public-comment portion of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

Tourism company touts success

A company hired by the city of Tucumcari to boost tourism is “turning heads” around the state with its video and soon will launch advertisements that potentially could reach millions of people,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 13, 2019

Daycare workers sentenced

PORTALES - A mother-daughter pair of former daycare operators were sentenced March 5 for leaving two young girls suffering hours in a hot car the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

Residents gather for storm training

About a half-dozen Quay County residents gathered Wednesday night in a classroom at Mesalands Community College to learn how to become SKYWARN...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

Man jailed on felony arson charge

A Tucumcari man landed in jail for several days on a felony arson charge after being accused of setting a fire that damaged a vacant home. James J. Lucero, 26, was detained March 2 on a complaint of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

Three arrested in connection with burglary

Three people were arrested last week on felony charges after being accused in connection with at least one burglary in Logan. The people detained were: • Bernadine Gutierrez, 56, of Logan, on one...

 

Pages past - March 13

On this date ... 1969: The bodies of two airplane-crash victims are being shipped back to their home bases of Milwaukee. Charles G. Olsen, 41, and Janet Marochinski died when Olsen’s Cessna 180...

 

Calendar - March 13

• Wednesday through Saturday — 21st annual Iron Pour. The weeklong event at Mesalands Community College includes an art show and slide show in Building A on Wednesday, a “meet the artists” eve...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 13, 2019

Fire still under investigation

A fire that destroyed a vacant trailer and threatened other structures in Tucumcari is being investigated. Tucumcari Fire Chief Doug Hogan said the blaze was reported at 2:17 a.m. March 4 in the 1400...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 13, 2019

Donut shop shutters in Santa Rosa

The operators of Tucumcari Donuts shop, which closed that business in early January and resurfaced later that month with another shop in downtown Santa Rosa, apparently have shuttered that location,...

 

Menus - March 13

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

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Both parties have discrimination issues

When is it offensive? Congressional Democrats stumbled all over themselves and each other last week trying to answer that question. Then they scrambled to cover any culpability that might result from...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Good laugh may be medicine for anger

Trump. Climate change. Liberals. Conservatives. Socialists. Capitalists. Bet you don’t think any of these charged-up words are funny, but maybe you should. Recently I heard a segment on NPR’s...

 

Daylight saving change may cause more confusion

The biannual shifting of the clocks took place Sunday morning, and you may be a little discombobulated. The transition to daylight saving time each March means losing the extra hour of night we enjoye...

 

Righteous lesser magistrates still needed

Some counties in New Mexico have stirred the pot, declaring themselves “sanctuary counties” in defiance of anticipated gun-control laws coming...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 13, 2019

School board approves budget adjustments

The Tucumcari school board approved several budget adjustments during a special meeting March 4, including one that allowed the district to hire a team of counselors for its students. Assistant superi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 13, 2019

Logan advances in tourney

LOGAN - The Logan boys basketball team roared to leads of 15-2 in the first quarter and 42-17 at halftime during a 79-45 victory Saturday over...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 13, 2019

Lady Rattlers defeat Cuba

The Tucumcari girls basketball team scored the game's first 28 points against overmatched Cuba during a 66-28 victory Friday to advance to the Class...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 13, 2019

Tucumcari baseball team falls in doubleheader

The first day of baseball season often reveals problem or two a team needs to remedy. In Tucumcari's case, that list of problems proved to be lengthy....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 13, 2019

Softball team gets new coach

The Tucumcari softball team has a new coach, but much of the same team from last season. C.J. Oglesby, the Lady Rattlers' assistant coach for four...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 13, 2019

Lady Longhorns move on

The Logan girls basketball team easily advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals with a 67-27 victory Friday over Hondo Valley at Logan High School. No. 3-seed Logan (23-6) was scheduled to play No....

 

Police blotter - March 13

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 4 to March 10: Monday • 2:25 a.m.: Traffic accident with injuries at milepost 12 of Highway 469,...

 

Jail log - March 13

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 4 to March 10: • Marcus Pacheco, 27, Tucumcari, parole violation. • Richard M. Amparano, 38, Tucumcari, felony...

 

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