Articles from the April 24, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Racing commission ratifies proposed settlement

The New Mexico Racing Commission’s ratification Thursday of a proposed settlement clears the way for it possibly awarding a sixth racetrack license during a special meeting on Tuesday — provided...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Governor fires racing commission, appoints five new members

The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday morning abruptly canceled a planned April 30 special meeting to discuss awarding a sixth horse-racing license and, by afternoon, a new racing commission...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Officials consider animal ordinance

The Quay County Commission, at the urging of a local prosecutor, is considering reviving an animal ordinance because the absence of one is breaking state law. Deputy District Attorney Ozy Adams told...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Al Hurricane Jr. to perform

Al Hurricane Jr., son of the "Godfather of New Mexico music," returns to perform in Tucumcari for the first time in at least a decade Saturday night...

 

Calendar - April 24

• Friday — Chuck Wagon Cook Off. Enjoy an authentic chuck wagon experience with chicken-fried steak, potatoes, beans, biscuits and fresh apple cider. For more information, call Bucky Stone at (575...

 

Menus - April 24

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, bagel with strawberry cream cheese, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese wrap, Spanish brown rice, pinto...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 24, 2019

Veterans offices closed this week

SANTA FE — All thirteen field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) are closed this week. Each office’s Veterans Service Officer is attending mandatory training...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    April 24, 2019

Status hearing held in former coach's suit

PORTALES — More than 80 miles away and nearly two years later, a fight continues for the job of a former teacher and basketball coach. A status hearing was held Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Co...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Mesalands board approves 2020 operating budget

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on April 16 approved a $9.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020 that runs a deficit of about $153,000. College President John Groesbeck,...

 

NMAA within rights to shut down contest

Any parent whose child competes at anything knows the feeling: the stomach-clenching anxiety, the blood-boiling righteous indignation when you feel your kid was robbed — likely outstripping the leve...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 24, 2019

Looking for explanation for loyalty

I should read the Mueller report but I have not. It is plain, however, that it makes President Donald Trump look too desperate in his efforts to stop Robert Mueller’s investigation, whether or not...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    April 24, 2019

Read report; draw own conclusions

If Donald Trump wants to convince the public that the Mueller report vindicates him, he needs to keep us from reading the report ourselves. Or even part of it. Just a couple of hours of reading its...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Tucumcari school board approves resolutions for school year

The Tucumcari school board approved several resolutions for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, including setting pay levels, an operating budget and the school calendar. In general, teachers, office... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    April 24, 2019

Department of Health reports plague in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported a case of plague in a ranch dog in Quay County — the first case of plague in the state this year. The dog has recovered from its illness with t...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 24, 2019

Logan defeats Tucumcari

Center fielder AnnMarie Strong caught Tucumcari slugger Loren Chavez's sinking line drive in the gap and held on for the final out despite colliding...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 24, 2019

Tucumcari somehow still alive for postseason

The Tucumcari baseball team lost four more games last week, extending its losing streak to 15. Improbably enough, the Rattlers (1-17) still have a...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 24, 2019

Rattlers eighth at meet

Tucumcari’s Seth Martinez suffered his first loss of the season in the 110-meter hurdles race during the 14-team Wildcat Relays on Thursday in Clovis. Hope Christian’s Vince Quezada finished the...

 

Submit first and foremost to the Lord

Much mischief has been done through uninformed preaching about the topic of submission to authorities. Wives have been turned into bond-servants of...

 

Pages past - April 24

On this date ... 1969: District Judge J.V. Gallegos sentenced Donald Wayne Byars, 20, of Woodbridge, Virginia, to two to 10 years in the New Mexico State Penitentiary for possession of marijuana....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Man briefly jailed after accusation of phone robbery

A Tucumcari man briefly was jailed last week after being accused of robbing another man of his cellphone and demanding money from the victim to give it back. Raymond Pacheco, 55, was booked on a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Tax board hands out less money

Entities and festivals that requested money from the Tucumcari Lodgers’ Tax Board during a special meeting Wednesday often received less — sometimes much less — due to budget constraints. The...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 24, 2019

Public speaks on matter of House superintendent

HOUSE — The fate of House Schools Superintendent Bonnie Lightfoot’s contract was not on the House school board agenda April 15, but it was on the minds of teachers, parents and students who spoke...

 

Police blotter - April 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from April 15 to April 21: Monday • 10:31 a.m.: Damage to property in 400 block of North U.S. 54, Logan. • 11:4...

 

Jail log - April 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from April 15 to April 20: • Bryan Charles Cassidy, 36, Tucumcari, two counts of contempt of court. • Kara Underwood, 41,...

 

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