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 By Steve Hansen    News    June 23, 2021

Tucumcari faces $556,000 deficit

The city of Tucumcari faces a deficit of $556,205 for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2022, without some serious budget cuts, City Manager Mark Martinez warned city commissioners...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Storm causes flooding, damage in Logan

LOGAN – A severe storm Saturday afternoon caused scattered reports of property damage and widespread flooding on roads and city streets around the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Tucumcari police chief resigns

Tucumcari Police Chief David Lathrom has resigned his position, effective July 7. City Manager Mark Martinez confirmed the resignation on Friday. "We...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Hendrickson chosen as magistrate judge

New Mexico’s governor has tapped Tucumcari Municipal Judge Noreen Hendrickson as Quay County’s next magistrate judge and likely will take office sometime next month. Reached by phone Wednesday nig...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted July 1

New Mexico’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted July 1 after the governor on Friday apparently deemed the state close enough to its 60% goal of full vaccination against the disease. The state’s...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Quay sees 11th death from coronavirus

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday identified Quay County’s 11th death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began last spring. The agency identified the death as a woman in her 70s who had...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 23, 2021

Mesalands president presents activity report

The new president at Mesalands Community College spent much of last week’s regular board of trustees meeting giving a detailed, 14-page report on his activities since May 18 — to the appreciation...

 

Sin still sin, and sin bites back

My, how times are changing! Actually, they’re not, because there’s nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Kids will still be kids, but the mischief I got into seems nothing compared to what...

 

Pages past - June 23

On this date ... 1971: Ragubhir Singh, who is touring the world by bicycle to promote world peace, stopped in Tucumcari to repair a flat tire. He started his trek from his native New Delhi in October...

 

Calendar - June 23

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — St. Anne’s Parish Summer Bazaar. This event will feature food and shopping of all types. It will offer breakfast...

 

Menus - June 23

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Quay students graduate from ENMU

These Quay County students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University this spring: • Matthew Garcia of Tucumcari • Marshall Graham of Logan • Rebecca Darrup of Tucumcari • Jesse Sanchez of...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

PED allocates money to 108 NM schools

The New Mexico Public Education Department last week allocated $15 million in targeted aid to 108 New Mexico schools — including four in Quay County — based on the new Family Income Index...

 

No border stop is abdication of leadership

Pressed by NBC’s Lester Holt earlier this month about why she hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border to personally witness the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the unforgiving desert, Vice Presiden...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Break from masks worth the risk

I don’t want to discuss the Biden-Putin talks of last week or critical race theory. I know only enough about Biden-Putin to venture that their chess game will continue, that it won’t be friendly...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 23, 2021

No excuse not to pursue defenses

Joe Biden isn’t known for his austerity, except when it comes to the nation’s defense. As part of his welcome emphasis on competition with China, the president cajoled reluctant European...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 23, 2021

Salvador highest placing THS athlete

Tucumcari junior Khobie Salvador finished runner-up in the state shot put competition, becoming the highest-placing THS athlete during Saturday's Clas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 23, 2021

Logan girls take state

ALBUQUERQUE - The Logan girls track team captured its second consecutive state title and the Longhorns boys team finished a close runner-up during...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 23, 2021

Senior softball team members honored

Wednesday was Senior Day for the Tucumcari girls softball team during their season finale, but it wasn't just this year's seniors who were honored....

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 23, 2021

Baseball season ends with district loss

Tucumcari’s baseball team ended its season at home Thursday with a 24-0 district loss against highly regarded Sandia Prep. The Sundevils seized control with 10 runs in the first inning and added...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 23, 2021

Logan captures No. 1 seed

Logan captured the No. 1 seed in this week’s Class 1A baseball state championship and has a chance to play for the title Thursday at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Logan (13-1) was sch...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 23, 2021

Mesalands rodeo gets results

Several athletes with the Mesalands Community College rodeo team had respectable results during the National College Finals Rodeo last week in Casper, Wyoming. Dylan Hill of the Mesalands finished in...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 23, 2021

Tucumcari man jailed after high speed chase

A Tucumcari man remains jailed this week on 19 charges — including six felonies — after being accused of speeding dangerously on city streets while being pursed by police while two adults and...

 

Jail log - June 23

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 15 to June 20: • Racheal Renee Gillentine, 44, Belen, contempt of court. • Fatima Rivas, 44, Tucumcari, two counts of...

 

Police blotter - June 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 14 to June 20: Monday • 4:46 a.m.: Accident with injuries at U.S. 54 and Quay Road AI, Tucumcari. ...

 

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