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Articles from the June 15, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

County takes steps toward new hospital

The Quay County commission on Monday took several significant steps to building a new hospital to replace aging Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, including unanimously approving a nearly $1...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Murderer gets 13 years in prison

A Tucumcari man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison Thursday after a Quay County jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of his friend that he claimed was an accident....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

City may ban certain types of fireworks

Because of tinderbox conditions, Tucumcari City Commission likely will impose restrictions on the sale or use of certain types of fireworks during a special meeting at 1 p.m. June 16. Most...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Hot time

Weather conditions forced plenty of rejiggering of the schedule for the 23rd annual Iron Pour at Mesalands Community College last week. The event...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    June 15, 2022

We must stop downward slide

It can’t keep going like this. I mean, it can’t, right? Something’s got to give. The divisions in this country get deeper, and then the threats hurled across the chasm get darker. Tragedies...

 

Calendar - June 15

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • July 4 — Red, White and Ute Fourth of July Celebration in Logan. The event will include the annual downtown parade at 10 a.m. and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Tucumcari breaks temperature record with 112 degrees on Saturday

Tucumcari on Saturday recorded its hottest day in recorded history, and it also was the hottest place in New Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, its weather station at Tucumcari...

 

Menus - June 15

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...

 

Inexplicable not to detain student carrying a gun

The same day an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, two students were found with guns at Albuquerque-area schools. The boy who allegedly...

 

Government crushes individuality

Everyone has their own unique personal preferences. This is probably a good thing since it makes life interesting and keeps us from all fighting over the exact same stuff. Think how boring it would...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Fight inflation with green energy

We’ve been living with inflation all our lives. That’s why old folks can remember when a gallon of gas cost under a buck and bread cost about a quarter a loaf. But now it’s getting out of hand....

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Lawsuit alleges 'unsanitary' conditions at jail

An Arizona man suing American Airlines for being jailed for a crime he didn’t commit gave descriptions about his 17-day incarceration at the Quay County Detention Center that alleges “grossly unsa...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Quay County's COVID-19 cases quadruple

Quay County’s number of new cases of COVID-19 quadrupled last week, but New Mexico’s top health official said he didn’t foresee the imposition of new mandates, including masks, because of the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Garcia, Fortner win local GOP races

Undersheriff Dennis Garcia easily won the Republican nomination for Quay County sheriff, and Brian Dale Fortner prevailed in a five-way race for the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 15, 2022

Regional mental health facility receives wide support

The idea of a regional behavioral health facility for Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties seemed to have wide support among public officials, public safety first-responders and health professi...

 

Primary election results

REPUBLICAN PARTY County commissioner at large, Position 3 Brian Dale Fortner — 403 Kent Terry — 280 Zachary Scot Murray — 103 Justin G. Knapp — 203 Franklin D. Gibson — 175 County sheriff...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Departing superintendent returning to Illinois

The San Jon Municipal Schools superintendent is returning to Illinois after four years of running the eastern Quay County district. Janet Gladu submitted her resignation letter on May 31 to the San Jo...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Racing commission places Coronado bid on agenda

One week after a judge ordered the New Mexico Racing Commission to make a decision on Coronado Partners’ license application, the commission placed it on the agenda for this week’s meeting. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Ex-Logan teacher paid $175K in settlement

Former Logan Municipal Schools teacher and coach Rhyan Daugherty received a $175,000 payment during a recent settlement of his whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against Logan superintendent...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

San Jon clerk elected vice-chair of EPCOG

LOGAN — San Jon’s village clerk was elected vice-chair of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board during its annual meeting Wednesday at Logan’s village hall. Cynthia Lee, who was...

 

Pages past - June 15

On this date ... 1972: A little bit of history walked into the front door of the Tucumcari Daily News when W.J. “Bill” Curren of Clovis paid a visit. He is the son of J.E. Curren, founder of The...

 

Police blotter - June 15

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 6 to June 12: Monday — 12:12 a.m.: Disturbance in 400 block of South Dawson Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - June 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 6 to June 12: — Matthew Loftis, 56, House, contempt of court. — Pete Anthony Martinez, 54, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

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