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Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Man jailed on murder complaint

An argument during a graduation party apparently prompted one Tucumcari man to fatally shoot another in the middle of Quay Road 63 on Tucumcari's...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Hearing held on stalled racino license

A Logan attorney during an online court proceeding Wednesday grilled the director of the New Mexico Racing Commission amid a lawsuit to prod the entity to award a sixth horse-racing license that...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

City pool may be reopened in 2023

Tucumcari’s city manager voiced confidence the city would have enough funds available so a contractor could repair its swimming pool and reopen it by summer 2023. City Manager Mark Martinez also...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Grace should be seen in us

In Acts 6, the first Christian martyr, Stephen, is described as a man full of grace. For your future Bible trivia conquests, note that there are only two people described as “full of grace.” The...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Hoping toads, frogs come back for sprinkle or two

June … it’s June. Usually by now, the toads and frogs are back.  It’s oddly quiet out here at Head Acres. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so dry or if there’s some other toad/frog thi...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Revival of Pinata festival set for Saturday

The Pinata Fiesta on Saturday at the Tucumcari Convention Center serves as a revival of the long-defunct Pinata Festival, but it also has become a placeholder for the New Mexico Music Showcase that we...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Blaze destroys home of Nara Visa firefighter

A Nara Visa volunteer firefighter and his wife lost their home and belongings in a blaze Friday morning. Gary Girard, a firefighter for the Nara Visa Fire District, said they were dispatched to Tony...

 

Pages past - June 1

On this date ... 1972: A total of $754.80 in donations had been deposited in Citizens Bank to sheriff’s deputy Travis Haynes to help pay for his hospital costs. Haynes underwent surgery at a...

 

Calendar - June 1

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday-Saturday — First Christian Church rummage sale. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 1704 S. Fourth St.,...

 

Menus - June 1

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Man sues Trigg, therapist over leg treatment

A Quay County man is suing Trigg Memorial Hospital after he said a physical therapist there re-injured his leg so badly that he required additional surgery and he feared amputation. Craig Brashear...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

San Jon school board approves FY23 budget

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board last week approved its fiscal-year 2023 budget that projects $3.2 million in revenue and a healthy cash balance of $382,000. Bryan Runyan, owner of K12...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Tucumcari board barely approves food contract

A divided Tucumcari Public Schools board barely approved the renewal of a contract with the district’s cafeteria food-service management company during a special meeting Friday. Approval of the...

 

Taiwan stability must be carefully maintained

“Strategic ambiguity” is what U.S. diplomats call America’s policy on Taiwan and China. The strategy is to keep the peace by maintaining ambiguity over the degree the U.S. would go to defend...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Opinion    June 1, 2022

New laws won't solve problems

Senseless aggression toward innocent victims enrages me. No matter who is harmed or who commits the act. But to intentionally target children? Rage doesn’t begin to describe what I feel. Are you...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Look for common ground on guns

Fatigue seems to have set in over Americans following the latest mass shootings, and for good reason. The numbers are staggering. So far this year, we’ve had 27 school shootings, according to...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

County's COVID-19 cases keep rising

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Quay County continued to grow last week, and a website that tracks infection rates raised the region’s risk level for the disease. New Mexico also saw sharp increases...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

MainStreet session sparks hope for Princess Theatre

An official from New Mexico MainStreet provided a glimmer of hope that funding could be found to bring the long-closed Princess Theatre in Tucumcari up to code. That prospect came up when...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 1, 2022

Jackalope Coffee shop opens in downtown

The Jackalope Coffee Haus and Smoothie Bar debuted in downtown Tucumcari in late May - the first of at least three such shops that will open in the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Tucumcari farm showcases local vendors

Genesis Garden Homestead on Saturday morning hosted a showcase of locally produced food and other products - the first of what will be monthly events...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

San Jon adds wrestling to sports offerings

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal School board voted to add wrestling to its list of sports offerings this fall but balked at adding esports until it learned more about it. The board during its...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 1, 2022

MCC lands local athletes for cross-country and esports

Mesalands Community College last week announced commitments from several area athletes for its new cross-country and esports programs that are set to launch this fall. On Friday, a signing ceremony...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

THS football coach steps down

To hear Wayne Ferguson tell it, he resigned Thursday as Tucumcari High School football's head coach because the opportunity presented itself to do...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 1, 2022

Banquet a last hurrah for Encinias, booster president

The first Diamondback Booster Club athletic banquet since 2019 served as the last hurrah for the club's outgoing president and a retiring...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Former Logan teacher's lawsuit dismissed after settlement

A longstanding whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit by a former Logan Municipal Schools teacher and coach against the district’s superintendent recently was dismissed after a settlement was...

 

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