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Articles from the June 19, 2019 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    News    June 19, 2019

Commissioner: Arrest result of 'misunderstanding'

Tucumcari City Commissioner Ralph Moya, speaking as a citizen at Thursday’s city commission meeting, said his arrest June 8 on a warrant from Tucumcari Municipal Court for failing to appear in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

Police release footage of chase

A high-speed police chase that went through the heart of Tucumcari last month would have been ordered terminated by the county sheriff if the suspects...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

Tuition increase approved

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on June 11 approved increases in tuition rates and several fees and gave a two-year contract extension to President John Groesbeck. Without...

 

Calendar - June 19

• Now through July 12 —Summer Reading Program. Blast off into a universe of stories. Read books. Fill out your reading log. Win prizes. Bring your children by the Tucumcari Public Library to...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Civil government isn't our highest authority

One sticking point I encounter when seeking to apply Christian principles outside the walls of the church building is a prominent confusion over...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

New MainStreet director familiar face

The new executive director of Tucumcari MainStreet is someone who holds considerable familiarity with the downtown improvement program and with Tucumcari itself. Connie Loveland began her duties June...

 
 By David Stevens    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Hatch Act remains spiritual path for our public officials

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel last week recommended President Trump fire an aide for “persistent, notorious and deliberate Hatch Act violations.” Trump said no, he would not fire Kellyanne...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Code of conduct delicate balance

The Tucumcari City Commission faces a delicate balance as it considers whether to adopt a code of conduct for the commission and city government employees. While the rest of the commissioners and...

 

We could all use more heroes

“My heroes have always been cowboys, still are, it seems. Sadly, in search of, and one step in back of, themselves and their slow movin’ dreams.” — Sharon Vaughn, songwriter SANTA ROSA — Her...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 19, 2019

Girls wrestling approved

As expected, the New Mexico Activities Association board of directors on Thursday approved girls wrestling as an officially sanctioned sport for the...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 19, 2019

Mesalands rodeo endures disappointing week

The four athletes from Mesalands Community College who competed in last week’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, endured a disappointing week. Bull riders Levi Gray, Roy Jackson and...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 19, 2019

Logan softball players earn all-state honors

Two players from the Logan softball team earned second team all-state honors last week. First baseman Harlie Roach and pitcher Kyndall Ragland each were selected to the second team in the Class 1A/2A...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

Tax board's renewal recommendation reluctant

The Tucumcari City Commission approved a one-year contract extension with an Albuquerque marketing firm Thursday after members of the Tucumcari Lodgers' Tax Board on Wednesday reluctantly but unanimou...

 

Pages past - June 19

On this date ... 1969: Bob Richards, 43, a former Olympic pole vaulter who became a minister, stayed overnight in Tucumcari during his cross-country trek. Richards departed from Hollywood, California,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

Man accused in shooting with BB gun

A Tucumcari man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant where he was accused of shooting another man four times with a BB gun and threatened to shoot a woman with it. Nicholas Matthew Aragon, 26, was...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 19, 2019

Man accused of trying to attack police officer

A Tucumcari man was booked into the Quay County jail after he was accused of trying to attack a police officer with a rock. Simon Romero, 61, was charged Thursday in Tucumcari magistrate court with...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 19, 2019

Area students graduate from ENMU

The following area students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 11: Kamelia Lamm, Brittany Pulcini and Dolores Vazquez of Tucumcari; Vickie Gutierrez, Chelsea Muncy, Kristofer...

 

Menus - June 19

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots, biscuit, fruit cocktail. Thursday — Baked ham, spinach, yams, cornbread and margarine, cottage cheese, pineapple....

 

Police blotter - June 19

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 10 to June 16: Monday • 6:43 a.m.: Attempted theft in 4000 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard,...

 

Jail log - June 19

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 10 to June 16: • Pete Eric Baca, 55, Tucumcari, larceny ($250 or less). • Seth A. Chavez, 31, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

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