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Articles from the May 18, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    May 18, 2022

Ex-MCC president's suit dismissed

A whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit filed by the former president of Mesalands Community College after he was fired two years ago was dismissed after both parties filed a motion to do so. Ninth...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 18, 2022

City OKs lodgers tax funding

The Tucumcari City Commission vote 4-1 to approve most Lodgers Tax Advisory Board funding recommendations for festivals and tourism entities, except it stripped $25,000 from Rockin’ Route 66 and rea...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 18, 2022

San Jon board members want new bleachers for old gym

SAN JON — San Jon Municipal Schools board members went over a wish list of items for its fiscal year 2023 budget, and several added one — new bleachers for the old gymnasium. Jeremy Wade Allen,...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Acts 5: Tactics of tyranny defeated

In Acts chapter 5, we have the second confrontation between the church and the centralized government of the day, the Sanhedrin council. The first clash came (in chapter 3) in the wake of a...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 18, 2022

44 participate in virtual MCC commencement

A total of 44 students took part Friday in a virtual commencement ceremony at Mesalands Community College. It was the third straight year Mesalands held its spring graduation ceremony virtually. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 18, 2022

Arch Hurley again allocates no irrigation water

To little surprise, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District’s board of directors voted last week to not allocate any Conchas Lake water to its canal system at this time. The parched region has seen...

 

Pages past - May 18

On this date ... 1972: Lee Francis, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, attended a Dutch-treat dinner in his honor at the Pow Wow Restaurant in Tucumcari. Francis, citing big losses during the...

 

Menus - May 18

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 - May 18

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Run for the Wall parade through Tucumcari. The largest and longest cross-country motorcycle run of its kind in the world...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 18, 2022

Three new COVID-19 cases reported in county

Three confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Quay County after the region went for two straight weeks without any. The state also was seeing higher rates of the disease and hospitalizations, as...

 
 By Las Vegas Sun    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Need to take steps to limit future pandemic deaths

We have reached a grim milestone in U.S. history. One million people in the United States have now died as either a direct result of, or complications due to, the COVID-19 virus. Disputes rage over...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Disinformation board is Orwellian

The federal government’s hastily thrown together Disinformation Governance Board was a predictable reaction to the “threat” this government sees in freer speech on social media. Of course, free...

 
 By Tina Dziuk    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Minor's decision has major consequences

I am pro-life. I am a woman of faith, but I have a story to tell. When I was 16, I became pregnant. It was the summer of 1987. My then boyfriend, Tom, had just graduated high school. Neither one of...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 18, 2022

Lady Rattlers notch first-ever win in softball playoffs

Tucumcari’s softball program notched a milestone Wednesday with its first-ever postseason victory in a come-from-behind 13-12 win over Zuni in the Class 3A play-in game at Cleveland High School in...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 18, 2022

Longhorns repeat as champs

Rematch, and repeat. Logan's second-seeded baseball team on Saturday faced top-seed Gateway Christian for the second straight year in the Class 1A cha...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 18, 2022

Four Lady Rattlers make all-district

Four players from Tucumcari's Class 3A tournament-qualifying softball team recently earned all-district honors. Junior shortstop Alexus Lafferty,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 18, 2022

Logan volleyball, track coach retires

The Robert Young era recently came to an end for the Logan High School's highly successful track and volleyball teams, as he is retiring from...

 

Jail log - May 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 9 to May 14: — Anthony D. Montano, 26, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — Dominick Rodriguez, 30, Tucumcari, felony...

 

Police blotter - May 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 9 to May 15: Monday — 3:30 a.m.: Property damage in 1800 block of South First Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

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