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Articles from the June 2, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 2, 2021

Coronado submits racino application

Coronado Partners, which for more than a decade has sought a horse-racing track and casino in Tucumcari, last week submitted a revised application to...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Quay County stays in turquoise zone

Quay County will remain in the turquoise zone for COVID-19 risk for the next few weeks, according to state officials during a health briefing Wednesday afternoon. All New Mexico counties landed in the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 2, 2021

Six people vying for magistrate position

A total of six candidates have applied for the Quay County magistrate judge position, ranging from a retired state police officer to a Carlsbad police detective to a current Tucumcari municipal judge....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 2, 2021

Logan celebrates graduates

LOGAN - Kambry Burns' valedictorian speech during Logan High School's graduation ceremony Saturday morning at the school's football field was a fairly...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 2, 2021

Construction raising concerns

Owners of property next to the troubled Second Street construction project in downtown Tucumcari told the city commission Thursday their properties...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 2, 2021

His kingdom and peace will increase

Cheer up, believer. You have reason for optimism regarding both the present and the future, yes, even if the return of Christ is delayed. In time and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

School board approves nepotism waiver

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education during a special meeting last week approved a waiver of the district’s nepotism rule so the superintendent’s sister-in-law could be hired in the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Vaccination rates still slow to rise in Quay County

Quay County’s vaccination rates barely budged last week, rising 0.3% to 35.6% of its residents fully vaccinated. A total of 40% of county residents have received one shot. The Quay County Family Hea... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Benefit roping event held

A benefit roping event Saturday raised more than $30,000 for a cancer-stricken rancher in rural Tucumcari. Amanda Montoya, co-organizer of the Loco 4 Koko event at an arena in rural Tucumcari, said...

 

Pages past - June 2

On this date ... 1971: The Western Curio Shop at Adams Street and Tucumcari Boulevard was ransacked after a burglar broke a window pane on the front door of the business to get inside. Stolen were an...

 

Calendar - June 2

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • June 18 — Fired Up Friday. An Open Mic Night will be held for poets and entertainers. Food trucks will operate from 11 a.m. to 8...

 

Menus - June 2

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...

 

NM's spaceport in thick of new space race

May 22 was a big day for Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, commercial space flight and New Mexico. After years of delays, Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity successfully shot into space after breaking...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Democracy may not make it to 250

It occurred to me recently that in five years, our country will be 250 years old. Our successful experiment in representative democracy without rule by birthright seems to have weathered wars with...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Science now open to lab theory

There was a “scientific consensus,” they told us. According to the media and assorted experts, there couldn’t be any questioning of the idea that the coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2) emerged...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 2, 2021

Tax board assigns contributions for upcoming year

Largely following the city manager’s recommendations, the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board during a special meeting May 25 split contributions to events and entities during the coming fiscal year...

 

Jail log - June 2

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 25 to May 27: • Carmel Christopher Jasper, 73, Tucumcari, aggravated stalking (violation of court order). • Johnny R. M...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Two deaths added for Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health last week added two deaths to the Quay County’s COVID-19 toll after a state audit of public health records. A DOH spokesman contacted by the Quay County Sun said...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 2, 2021

Wrestlers take home medals

RIO RANCHO – Four Tucumcari wrestlers took home medals during Thursday's Class 3A state championships at the Rio Rancho Events Center, including...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 2, 2021

Tucumcari falls against East Mountain

The East Mountain baseball team racked up 32 hits during a 41-0 district victory May 25 over host Tucumcari. A hobbled Rattlers squad burned through four pitchers during the game. The Timberwolves...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 2, 2021

Logan boys, girls win 10-team relays

The Logan boys and girls teams each won the 10-team Longhorn Relays on Thursday. The Longhorn boys earned 117 points during the meet, far outpacing runner-up Clovis Christian’s 79 points. Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 2, 2021

Tucumcari takes 27-12 home victory over Clayton

No one will ever accuse the Tucumcari softball team of being timid on the base paths. The Lady Rattlers kept taking extra bases on hits, wild...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 2, 2021

Logan boys storm to 20-5 victory

The Logan baseball team stormed to an 8-0 lead after five innings, then added nine runs in the final frame en route to a 20-5 victory on May 24 over Dora. The Longhorns banged out 18 hits. Wyatt...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Quay students get ENMU honors

Several Quay County students were named to Eastern New Mexico University's dean's list for the spring 2021 semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 2, 2021

Tucumcari taekwondo students earn medals

Atzmus Taekwondo of Tucumcari recently participated in a tournament at Eastern New Mexico Taekwondo in Portales and brought home 16 medals. A total of 65 competitors were at the event. Adena Evans...

 

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