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Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019

State Supreme Court censures district judge

The New Mexico Supreme Court publicly censured a 10th Judicial District judge in Tucumcari after ruling he violated the Code of Judicial Conduct during a private meeting last year with Quay...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 17, 2019

Officials discuss code of conduct

A discussion of whether the Tucumcari City Commission should adopt a code of conduct according to guidelines of new state legislation Thursday turned on whether parts of the code would stifle...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019

Former fire chief pleads to five counts

A former Tucumcari fire chief on Tuesday pleaded no contest in district court to five criminal counts — three of them felonies — from a 2017 case in which he was accused of drugging and sexually...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019

Remembering the early days

Cold wind and spitting rain lessened turnout Saturday for the first of four special events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tucumcari Historical...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Police offer reward for info on four suspects

Quay County Crimestoppers and Tucumcari police on Friday announced they are on the lookout for four crime suspects in the area. Crime Stoppers stated it is offering an award of up to $1,000 for...

 

Calendar - April 17

• Saturday — Third annual Crappie Tournament. Sign up until Friday at Johnson’s Bait & Tackle in Conchas. Entry fee is $25. For more information, call JJ at (575) 403-5015, Jonathan at (575) 403...

 

Menus - April 17

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Ham and egg biscuit sandwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken tacos with 6-inch whole-grain tortilla,...

 

Pages past - April 17

On this date ... 1969: Workers were busy leveling the ground to build a new 64-unit rent-supplement apartment project in Tucumcari called Quay Apartments. The development received the endorsement of... Full story

 

Enforcement major issue with gun law

An informed observer could have spotted this showdown a mile away. Democrats took the New Mexico House of Representatives and the Governor’s Office, bolstering the majority they already had in the s...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Despite Assange, censorship a danger

From what I’ve seen, I really don’t like Julian Assange. He is reputedly as narcissistic as they come and apparently lived somewhat piggishly as a citizen of Ecuador in London to escape sexual...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Udall announcement brought out politics

Tom Udall’s announcement that he won’t seek another term as U.S. senator really brought out the politics in New Mexico. Already, two Democrats have announced they’ll seek to replace Udall, and...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 17, 2019

Martinez claims another track title

Tucumcari's Seth Martinez won another title in the 110-meter high hurdles race during the 14-team George Love Relays Friday in Portales. Martinez, a two-time state champion, finished the race in 15.8...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 17, 2019

Golfer captures first leg

Jaxon Arguello of the Tucumcari boys golf team recently captured the first of three legs needed to individually qualify for the state tournament. Arguello, a senior, shot a 78 on the par-72 Links...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 17, 2019

Girls sweep doubleheaders

The Tucumcari girls softball team swept doubleheaders last week against Estancia and Pecos to improve to 8-1 overall. On Thursday at Rattler Field,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 17, 2019

Rattlers drop four more games

The Tucumcari baseball team dropped two more home doubleheaders to district foes NMMI and East Mountain last week, extending its losing streak to 11...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019

Man faces jail after failure to appear

A Tucumcari man charged of a felony count of extreme animal cruelty faces jail again after a district judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court for arraignment Wed...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Five more advance to national finals

Five other students at Tucumcari school district recently advanced to national finals from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state competition in Albuquerque. High-school students...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Bookmobile stopping around area in June

Rural Bookmobile East, based in Tucumcari, will stop at a variety of rural communities in and near Quay County through June. The state library operates three bookmobiles in New Mexico that target...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Towns named 'tree cities'

San Jon and Tucumcari each recently were named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. San Jon (population 206) is the...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Logan will conduct election

The village of Logan will be conducting a special, mail-in ballot election June 4. Each registered voter in Logan village limits will receive a ballot by mail on or about May 7. A voter or potential...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2019

Mesalands holds induction ceremony for honor society

Mesalands Community College recently held a spring formal induction ceremony for students in the Beta Eta Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)...

 

March weather

This was to be my April 3 article, but I didn’t have all the necessary information to submit it before that issue’s deadline. So here it is now. March 1 was a sunny 77 degrees at Tucumcari, and... Full story

 

Police blotter - April 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Communications Center from April 8 to April 14: Monday • 10:33 a.m.: Domestic disturbance at Eighth Street and Hancock Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - April 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from April 8 to April 14: • Shirley Aragon, 58, Tucumcari, failure to comply with specific requirements. • Caroline Gay Bailey,...

 

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