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Articles from the June 21, 2017 edition

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 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 21, 2017

Beat the coming heat

Century mark temperatures will impact Quay County mid-week once again following a record-breaking weekend of high temperatures for the area,...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 21, 2017

City holds commissioner recall election

Three city commissioners will retain their seats on the Tucumcari City Commission after Thursday’s canvas of the June 13 special recall election was confirmed the results. Tucumcari residents voted...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

2017 misses crowned

PORTALES — Tears were flowing Saturday night as Miss Las Cruces Taylor Rey, 22, was crowned the 2017 Miss New Mexico. Rio Grande's Outstanding Teen...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 21, 2017

Heritage Days a hot event

PORTALES — The final consensus of the 33rd Annual Heritage Days is that it was way too hot. Temperatures hit 100 degrees and were hurtling towards...

 

Local places top-10 in rodeo finals

Mesalands Community College’s bullrider tied for eighth place last week at the 69th Annual College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Kenneth “Blue” Wilcox from Greenbrier, Arizona,...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Portales next leg of water project

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board members voted Friday that the water pipeline to Portales will be the next phase of the Ute water pipeline project. ENMWUA Executive...

 

Events calendar - June 21

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., Tucumcari City Hall Thursday • Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., Tucumcari City Hall • City Commission: 6 p.m., Tucumcari...

 

Senior menus - June 21

The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers for today through June 21: Coffee, tea and milk served daily Logan Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy,...

 

Jail log - June 21

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 10 through June 16: • Raymond Parker, 69, driving while under the influence • Brandon Aragon, 37, warrant ...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 21, 2017

Pages past - June 21

June 1969 • Tucumcari hosted the annual state 4-H horse show and rodeo for the eighth straight year. • Several days of heavy rains sent water 18 inches deep over the spillway at Ute Lake Dam....

 

Neither side blameless for political fire

The partisan rancor and toxic incivility that have gripped the nation since last year’s presidential campaign spilled over into bloodshed last Wednesday. James T. Hodgkinson, 66, opened fire on a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Need drives urban, rural motives

Much has been made in the news lately about the division between urban and rural citizens, and what motivates them to do things like vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in an election of bad or...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 21, 2017

Pearce recounts shooting details

Steve Pearce was just stepping in to take batting practice Wednesday morning when he noticed a man who seemed “a little out of place.” While everyone else at the U.S. House Republican baseball...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Failure to perform got Comey fired

Much has been made in the news lately about the division between urban and rural citizens, and what motivates them to do things like vote for Hillary...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 21, 2017

Study: Poverty still grips state

A national study of family and child well-being has found that New Mexico ranks second to last behind Mississippi, and Curry and Roosevelt County are not faring much better than the average. Local...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    News    June 21, 2017

Bible outlaws all 'soft socialism'

I've seen people on social media claiming the Bible doesn't bother to advocate any particular economic order. Supposedly, if a nation chooses...

 

ENMU seeks track, cross country coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is searching for a new cross country and track and field coach. Danielle Kcholi, who has served in the position for the last three years, turned in her resig...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 21, 2017

Clovis Music Festival kicks off

The Curry County Chamber is expecting a full house Friday for the final event of this year’s Clovis Music Festival featuring Winger and FireHouse. The Clovis Music Festival is held annually to...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 21, 2017

AMVETS convention slated for Clovis

CLOVIS — New Mexico’s American Veterans, AMVETS, are gathering in Clovis for their annual state convention this weekend. Posts from Albuquerque, Farmington, Shiprock, and Deming are scheduled to...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    June 21, 2017

Firefighter dies from injuries

A Nara Visa volunteer firefighter died on Thursday after suffering burns trying to extinguish a fire that was more than seven miles long and three...

 

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