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Articles from the March 29, 2017 edition

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 By Thomas Garcia    News    March 29, 2017

Storm stories

LOGAN - Andy Jackson was on the porch, calling his wife, Connie, to come look at the clouds. That's about the time - 10 years ago - the tornado...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    March 29, 2017

Family: Borehole not about money

Money has nothing to do with why the James family of Nara Visa agreed to participate in a local borehole test, family members insist. “We have received letters and calls asking us how much it will...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    March 29, 2017

Board fills post

City Commissioners appointed a new commissioner for District 5 on the same night three out of four of the current commissioners were notified they...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 29, 2017

Ag Expo: Stories need sharing

Area agriculture officials and producers all agreed on Friday that local agriculture isn't producing in a major category - its own perspective. New...

 

Recall elections upcoming

Tucumcari City Clerk Angelica Gray notified city commissioners on March 23 that enough signatures had been collected and certified to warrant a recall election for three out of four city...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 29, 2017

Jamboree music, community roots remain

FLOYD - While he had only ever driven through Floyd in the past, Tucumcari resident Andy Swapp said he was thoroughly impressed by what he saw...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    March 29, 2017

Police contract approved

Tucumcari city commissioners approved an employment contract by the Tucumcari Police Department during the Thursday city commission meeting. The contract will require new officer recruits to work two...

 

Pages past - March 29

• The city received $474,000 for urban renewal from HUD. • Tucumcari High School seniors were measured for caps and gowns for the May 27 graduation. The seniors were interviewed regarding their...

 

Jail log - March 29

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 18 through March 24: • Owen Apache, 20, warrant • James Martinez, 46, warrant • Johnny Martinez, 36,...

 

State grieves with Cannon for lost airmen

The New Mexico Department of Tourism is on the move, not just promoting the state’s natural beauty and many attractions, but also highlighting the potential for entrepreneurs to consider the state...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Mandate may be cheapest option

Ordinarily, free markets based on choice are the best test of whether a product or service is sustainable. Healthcare may be an exception to this rule. The Republicans fumbled the ball last week to...

 
 By Rube Render    News    March 29, 2017

Congress not best at finding truth

U.S. Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Nunes is also a member of President...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 29, 2017

County clarifies borehole support

The Quay County Commission approved on a resolution to clarify its withdrawal of support for a borehole project in a 2-1 vote Monday during the county commission meeting. The borehole project is...

 

County burn ban set until further notice

Recent dry, windy weather prompted the Quay County Commission Monday to declare a burning ban in unincorporated areas of Quay County until further notice. County Fire Marshal Donald Adams requested th...

 

School menus - March 29

The following are the menus for the schools in Quay County for today through April 5: House Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast bar, cereal, yogurt, variety of juice and milk Lunch: Pizza, fruit, milk...

 
 By David Grieder    News    March 29, 2017

Homicide trial set for April

CLOVIS — Potential delays aside, the eight-day cold case murder trial for William Hadix, 69, will begin as planned on April 12. Hadix is charged with the September 2003 murder and armed robbery of...

 

Organizers like expo, but want more turnout

PORTALES — While the educational seminars at this year’s Portales Ag Expo drove much of the attendance over the weekend, organizers said the numbers still could have been better. Roosevelt County...

 

Senior menus - March 29

The following is the menu for the Quay County senior centers for today through April 5: Coffee, tea and milk served daily Tucumcari Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    March 29, 2017

Softball team hopes to keep its momentum

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers softball team needs to be on their toes while on base if they want to continue their offensive production against Dora,...

 

Rattlers finish second in Logan

The following are the results for the Logan High School track meet held Saturday in Logan: Boys Top six teams 1. Melrose 2. Tucumcari 3. Texico 4. Logan 5. Boise City 6. Santa Rosa Individual results...

 

Serve like a lamb, defend like a lion

Continuing the theme of March weather: March came in like a lamb if you consider sunny, 70 degrees, with 10 mph winds to be mild weather. The forecast for the month’s last day on Friday is for...

 

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