Articles from the June 30, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Governor selects new magistrate judge

New Mexico’s governor has chosen Tucumcari Municipal Judge Noreen Hendrickson as Quay County’s next magistrate judge and likely will take office sometime in mid-July. Reached by phone Wednesday...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 30, 2021

City officials hire new attorney

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday hired a new city attorney to replace Randy Knudson, who had served as the city’s general counsel for at least 15 years. The commission's choice and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 30, 2021

Police chief leaving position

Tucumcari Police Chief David Lathrom has resigned his position, effective July 7. City Manager Mark Martinez confirmed the resignation on Friday. "We appreciate his service and wish him the best in hi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

US 54 bridge opens

LOGAN - A resident who attended a ceremony last week celebrating the opening of a $23.5 million bridge on U.S. 54 over the Canadian River witnessed to...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 30, 2021

We should study principles of liberty

Bible believers should take a hard look at libertarianism. I’m not talking about joining the Libertarian Party, which spends a lot of time masquerad...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Saturday storm floods Logan

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

 

Calendar - June 30

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • July 16 — Fired Up Friday. The Quay County Health Council will host a chalk art contest. Food trucks will operated from 11 a.m. to 8...

 

Menus - June 30

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...

 

Pages past - June 30

On this date ... 1971: Three Soviet cosmonauts died died returning to Earth from their record spaceflight of nearly 24 days, according to United Press International. The Soviet Tass news agency...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Quay officials table museum request

Though sympathetic to the request, the Quay County Commission on Monday tabled a request of up to $3,200 to the Tucumcari Historical Museum until the county manager could figure out how to find funds...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 30, 2021

Three confirmed cases reported in Quay County

Just three confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Quay County last week. Two were reported in the Tucumcari ZIP code and one in Bard during that time span. That brought the overall total to 537...

 

Ruling in favor of cheerleader a good step

Sometimes the Supreme Court protects constitutional rights best when it doesn’t establish what lawyers call a bright-line rule applicable to every possible future situation. That was the case last...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Racial inequality something to deal with in present

I get it. I see the long way we have to go before we achieve race-blindness. We are making progress, and while I can’t stand the term “woke” (with its implication that you belong to this very...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 30, 2021

'Defunding' police not going well

WANTED: Trained security professionals to deal with elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    June 30, 2021

Longhorns capture 1A championship

ALBUQUERQUE - At one point of Logan's Class 1A title game Thursday afternoon against Gateway Christian, the Longhorns trailed 3-0 while storm clouds b...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 30, 2021

THS golfers finish seventh at contest

The Tucumcari High School boys golf team finished seventh of seven teams participating in the Class 1A-3A championships last week at Los Altos Golf Course in Albuquerque. The Rattlers finished with a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Cost of ballpark redevelopment plan balloons

The cost of Tucumcari Public Schools' ballparks redevelopment plan has ballooned more than 22% to a top level of $4.9 million since October 2019, but...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

School officials vote to extend superintendent's contract

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education voted 4-1 last week on a contract extension for its longtime superintendent that will keep him in the district through July 2024. Aaron McKinney, who...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

Senior center director sets tentative reopening date

The contracted director of senior citizen centers in Tucumcari and Logan said she has set a tentative reopening date of Aug. 2 for both facilities — almost 18 months after they closed due to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 30, 2021

About 20 participate in mask-burning protest

LOGAN - Nearly 20 people - about half of them children - participated in a mask-burning event Saturday morning to protest those mandates for children...

 

Police blotter - June 30

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 21 to June 27: Monday • 12:11 a.m.: Civil dispute in 1500 block of South Fourth Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - June 30

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 21 to June 26: • Steve Edward Flores, 40, Azusa, California, felony possession of a controlled substance (narcotic)....

 

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