Articles from the April 28, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Mesalands board chooses president

Mesalands Community College has a new president. The college's board of trustees announced Friday afternoon after a brief executive session via...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

One injured, one in custody after shooting

A man was taken into custody after being accused of shooting another man with a shotgun after an altercation Saturday night in a south Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Officials approve lease for festival

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a lease agreement with Tucumcari Rawhide Days so the festival can use the fairgrounds for the 2022 festi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Date set for Tucumcari High graduation

It appears Tucumcari High School’s graduation ceremony tentatively will occur at 11 a.m. May 21 at Rattler Stadium — if weather permits. Discussions over graduation took up a chunk of the school...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    April 28, 2021

City to set up cannabis task force

The Tucumcari City Commission likely will set up a task force to get ahead of the state’s developing legalized recreational cannabis regulatory structure as it prepares to capitalize on the recent...

 

Christians must work to stay saved

For over a year, Americans have been advised to “stay safe” from COVID-19 by following recommendations and requirements to prevent the spread, including contracting the disease themselves. Now we...

 

Pages past - April 28

On this date ... 1971: New Mexico authorities arrested two suspects in the early morning killing of an Amarillo service station attendant during a robbery. Earl Mabry Jr., 25, of Mount Dora, Florida,...

 

Calendar - April 28

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Sept. 25 — Fired Up Festival. A variety of booths, live entertainment and a fireworks show are on tap at the Historic Railroad Depot...

 

Menus - April 28

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 28, 2021

Mesalands approves computer purchase

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a purchase requisition of 300 Chromebook computers and sleeves that will be given to students as part of a pilot program this summer. Larry...

 

Money won't put allegations out of mind

The settlement between Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and former campaign spokesman James Hallinan, who accused her of inappropriate conduct during a campaign meeting, is right out of the informal PR man...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Officials make smart choice on weed

Tucumcari city commissioners are acting wisely by preparing to keep up with, and as much as possible, ahead of developments as New Mexico sets up its framework for a new recreational marijuana...

 

Calls of racism cynical power play

So let me get this straight. According to the president, according to the Democrats, and according to the liberal media, half my country is racist, my political party is racist and I’m a racist. Tha...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

Quay risks falling out of turquoise

With more than a dozen confirmed cases of coronavirus in Logan in less than 10 days, it appears Quay County will be hard-pressed to stay in the turquoise zone when COVID-19 risk assessments are...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

Last week's COVID-19 margin less comfortable than usual

Quay County stayed in the turquoise zone during the latest two-week COVID-19 risk assessment announced Wednesday, but by a much less comfortable margin. The county recorded 6.8 daily cases per...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

Officials recommend lifting halt on vaccine

Federal health officials on Friday recommended lifting the temporary halt on the use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Dep...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 28, 2021

Tucumcari girls earn first win in season

The Tucumcari girls basketball team earned its first victory of the abbreviated season with a 38-36 district decision against East Mountain on Saturday. Alexus Lafferty scored 18 points to lead the Ra...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 28, 2021

Rattlers fall short against East Mountain

The Tucumcari boys basketball team still was searching for its elusive first victory of the season after a 61-57 district loss Saturday to East Mountain. The Rattlers (0-10) fell behind 36-21 in the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Grady boys defeat host San Jon

SAN JON - After a slow start, the Grady boys basketball team's transition game came alive in a big way during a 59-19 district win Thursday over...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Grady girls take win after sluggish start

SAN JON - Grady showed what one highly skilled player could do for a girls basketball team when the other squad lacks the same. Grady senior center...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 28, 2021

Tucumcari to host season-opening softball doubleheader

Tucumcari High School softball coach CJ Oglesby admits he was ready to quit entirely when his promising team's season and other spring sports were...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 28, 2021

Wrestlers open with three victories

The Tucumcari wrestling team opened its season belatedly Thursday but with a big triumph — three dual-meet victories over district opponents. The Rattlers defeated St. Michael’s 36-24, downed...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    April 28, 2021

Rattlers fall to West Las Vegas

The Tucumcari baseball team looked OK in the early in its season-opening game last week. Then the dam broke in the fourth inning. West Las Vegas erupt...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

Man accused in high-speed chase

An Arizona man was detained in the county jail last week after being accused of engaging in a chase with law enforcement at speeds of over 100 mph on Interstate 40 in Quay County. Bryan Scott...

 
 By Staff report    News    April 28, 2021

Gas price increase proposed

New Mexico Gas Co., which supplies the city of Tucumcari, last week filed an application with the state’s Public Regulation Commission a proposal to recover natural gas costs associated with...

 

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