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Articles from the May 19, 2021 edition

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Tornado touches down near Logan

A storm system Monday evening produced several reports of severe weather in Quay County, including at least one tornado. Trained spotters for the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 19, 2021

Tucumcari baseball hangs tough

The Tucumcari baseball team was hanging tough, trailing visiting Santa Rosa 6-3 after six innings. Then the Rattlers were forced to change pitchers,...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 19, 2021

Special Tucumcari school board meeting set for Monday

The Tucumcari Public Schools board will hold a special meeting Monday evening after its regular meeting was rescheduled due to incorrect information about that meeting's teleconference platform. The...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    May 19, 2021

Commission cuts allowance for salary in half

On a 3-2 vote, the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday cut the city's allowance for the salary of Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

State changes mask mandate

The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Friday that vaccinated individuals no longer will be required to wear masks in indoor or outdoor settings. Schools remain an exception because many...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 19, 2021

Sign back on display after a decade

A neon sign that once hung on the now-defunct Vorenberg Hotel in downtown Tucumcari recently was recovered by the Tucumcari Historical Museum and is...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 19, 2021

Official questions the mask mandate

A Logan school board member, irked by the boys basketball team’s failure to qualify for the state tournament partly due to COVID-19-related game cancellations, advocated the school flouting the stat...

 

End-times ideas have consequences

“OK, men. Today’s the last game of the season, and we’re about to take the field against the Canaan Giants. Now, these guys are huge. They’re faster, stronger and tougher than we are, and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

COVID cases show signs of slowdown

Quay County showed tentative signs late last week that a nearly month-long spike of coronavirus cases was diminishing. The county recorded only one confirmed COVID-19 case both Thursday and Friday....

 

Calendar 5-19

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Fired Up Friday. This downtown event replaces the canceled Fired Up Festival. There will be a chuckwagon demonstration with...

 

Menus 5-19

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...

 

Pages Past 5-19

May 19 On this date ... 1971: The Carden-Johnson Circus will bring its three performance rings and 42 acts to the Tucumcari High School football...

 

GDP should be the main focus

Between headlines about back-and-forth name-calling and arguments over which party is engaging in “cancel culture” or “conspiracy mongering,” there has been little attention paid to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Trump run would alter landscape

Sometime in 2023, Donald Trump will presumably make the most momentous decision by a single person affecting the fate of the Republican Party in decades. He will decide whether to run for president...

 

Banning Trump from Facebook step back for First Amendment

On Jan. 7, Facebook suspended President Donald Trump, striking a significant blow to his ability to communicate with the public. Banning him permanently from the platform would be a mistake. An...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 19, 2021

Moriarty dominates Rattler Roundup

Tucumcari was the host school for the season-opening Rattler Relays track and field event, but it was Moriarty that ruled the roost. Both the boys and...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 19, 2021

Tucumcari softball gets first victory

Staff report The Tucumcari softball team captured its first victory of the season Friday with a 24-11 decision at Clayton. Harley McKinney, Sage Knapp and Alexis Ramirez each went 4-for-4 for the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 19, 2021

Logan baseball team sweeps doubleheader

Staff report The Logan baseball team began its season with a resounding doubleheader victory Friday at Dora, including a combined no-hitter. The Longhorns opened the twinbill with an 11-1 victory...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 19, 2021

Three Longhorns named all-district

Staff report Logan’s boys basketball team saw three players earn all-district honors during recent voting by District 6’s coaches. Dante Sanchez, Kaden Riggs and Garrett Bollinger, all seniors,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 19, 2021

Girl's all-district named

Staff report Logan had three all-district players each in girls basketball and volleyball during recent voting by District 6 coaches. Fort Sumner led the all-district list in girls basketball, with...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Gift card scam hits home

From staff report A local man on Saturday at the last minute stopped an apparent gift-card fraud where the scammer claimed to be from the Quay County Sheriff’s Department. According to a report...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 19, 2021

San Jon adds extracurricular options

It appears softball and cross country will be added as extracurricular options during the 2021-2022 school year at San Jon Municipal Schools. The district’s board of trustees voted to add those...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Mesalands receives grant

Mesalands Community College will receive nearly $1.2 million in federal emergency funds from the America Rescue Plan, a COVID-19 relief measure. U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-Las Vegas)...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 19, 2021

Arch Hurley votes no

Despite recent rains and a light mist falling on the morning of its meeting, the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board last week voted again to not allocate any Conchas Lake water to its irrigation...

 

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