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Articles from the March 16, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    March 16, 2022

Officials: Bank CEO may delay Logan branch closing

New Mexico Bank & Trust won’t back off from its plan to close its branch in Logan, but its CEO signaled he was open to delay it from its scheduled shuttering in June. That was the impressions convey...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 16, 2022

Chamber chief may become events director

The executive director of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce advocated to city commissioners reprising his office’s former role as the city’s events coordinator. City commissioners...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 16, 2022

Five file for GOP county commission primary

Voters for the Republican primary election for Quay County Commission's District 3 will face a crowded field, with five candidates filing for the posi...

 

We've started waking up in the dark

It’s been a few days since we confused our internal clocks with the change to daylight saving time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, I’ve revisited some previous experiences re...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 16, 2022

County COVID cases settle at low level

Confirmed COVID-19 case numbers settled into a low level in Quay County last week as it was one of about a dozen counties in New Mexico that were upgraded by the state health department from red to...

 

Pages past - March 16

On this date ... 1972: E.C. “Mac” Muckelroy, a longtime printer for several newspapers in the region, died at age 89. He moved to Tucumcari in 1907 from Ardmore, Oklahoma, and became a Linotype...

 

Menus - March 16

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...

 

Calendar - March 16

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — San Jon School Carnival. This annual event helps the San Jon Student council and individual classes for expenses throughout...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 16, 2022

Prospects dim for Arch Hurley water allocation

Prospects dimmed for the Arch Hurley Conservation District to allocate water to area farmers this spring as Conchas Lake’s levels continued to stagnate due to drought. During the district’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 16, 2022

Higher fuel prices affect same-day motel stays

A Tucumcari motel owner said skyrocketing fuel prices primarily due to the war in Ukraine had lowered same-day reservations but not yet affected reservations of Route 66 travelers. David Brenner,...

 

Current legislative system needs restructure, reform

The $50 million “junior” spending bill Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vetoed last week provided a current-events lesson in just one of the dysfunctional aspects of our state’s legislative...

 

Blame inflation on century of bungling

The U.S. government is probably relieved it can now blame the results of some of its past crimes and bungling -- such as inflation and other economic disasters -- on the Russian military invasion of...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    March 16, 2022

Billy the Kid may live on in descendant

Recently, I read an obscure little book I think is worth writing about. It suggests Billy the  Kid lives on — genealogically. The book is titled “Billy the Kid’s Kid — The Hispanic Connection...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 16, 2022

'Communities at risk' from nuclear waste transport

A woman from Santa Fe County warned Quay County commissioners the U.S. Department of Energy’s changes in nuclear waste transportation put “communities at risk” along the Interstate 40 corridor...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 16, 2022

House player helps Vixens in title run

Avery Cavett is the only player from the southern Quay County school district of House as part of its sports cooperative with the Fort Sumner girls...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 16, 2022

Foul outcome for Lady Longhorns

BERNALILLO - Fouls and foul shots spelled doom for the Lady Longhorns in the semis. Fort Sumner-House made 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 16, 2022

Raton shuts out Rattlers in baseball opener

The Tucumcari boys baseball team managed just one hit during a 17-0 season-opening loss Saturday at Raton. The game was shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the mercy rule. The Tigers scored seven runs in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 16, 2022

THS track coach optimistic about squads

Tucumcari High School's track coach expressed optimism about his boys team and especially the girls squad as their seasons begin Saturday. The...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 16, 2022

Lady Rattlers lose 15-13 slugfest at Raton

The Tucumcari girls softball team came out on the losing end of a 15-13 slugfest during its season opener Saturday at Raton. The Tigers seized control with a seven-run fifth inning, then allowed just...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 16, 2022

Feerer joins Logan clinic staff

Certified family medicine nurse practitioner Joyce Feerer recently joined the care team at the Presbyterian Medical Group Family Medicine clinic in Logan. “Joyce has an incredible amount of experien...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 16, 2022

Altrusa accepting scholarship applications

The Tucumcari chapter of the Altrusa International is accepting applications for scholarships it is offering out this year. A scholarship of $600 will be awarded to one graduating senior each from...

 

Jail log - March 16

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 8 to March 10: — Ricardo Chavez, 44, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — Aaron Rodriguez, 41, Tucumcari, contempt of cour...

 

Police blotter - March 16

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 7 to March 13: Monday — 7:37 a.m.: Utility problem at West Evans Avenue and South Ninth Street,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 16, 2022

WPA left its mark in eastern New Mexico

Somewhere in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration between "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" in 1933 and "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941, a...

 

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