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Articles from the July 3, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Old times in the air

Old-time rock 'n' roll music filled the air of Tucumcari over the weekend, and the people who attended the inaugural Rockin' Route 66 festival filled...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Officials hear health statistics

Quay County commissioners learned during their meeting Friday from state Department of Health officials that Quay County saw an increase in teen obesity, suicides and adult non-vaccination rates but...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Quay County set for three fireworks displays

Quay County residents will have three opportunities this week to observe Independence Day fireworks displays. Tucumcari will host its annual fireworks show the night of July 4, Logan will host a...

 

Calendar - July 3

Thursday — Flag Retirement Program. Worn and discarded U.S. flags will be disposed of properly at 10 a.m. during this ceremony sponsored by the Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 3, 2019

Street projects receive action

Street projects received most of the Tucumcari City Commission’s action Thursday. The commission voted to contract with J&D Contracting Co. of Albuquerque for $470,615.73 for water line work on...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 3, 2019

Voter registration instructions issued

The Quay County Clerk’s Office last week issued instructions for voter registration and prospective candidates for the Nov. 5 local elections. Positions up for election in November include...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Inmate accused of smuggling contraband into jail

A county jail inmate faces additional time behind bars after being accused of bringing a narcotic painkiller into the facility. Jimmy Neal Armstrong, 49, of Tucumcari was charged June 21 in Tucumcari...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 3, 2019

Sandia National Laboratories doubles aid

Sandia National Laboratories has doubled the amount of technical assistance it provides to small businesses, including those in Quay County, after such legislation was signed into New Mexico state...

 

UNM should be held accountable on transparency

“Access to public records is one of the fundamental rights afforded to people in a democracy.” This is the first sentence found within the introductory paragraph of the Inspection of Public...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Gerrymandering fault of both

I did not watch the Democratic debates last week. I had more interesting things to do, like play with the Linux operating system on my computer, which for me might replace Windows 7 as Microsoft...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Most vulnerable deserve care

Healthcare is a right. Raise your hand if you agree. The reality is, America is divided on this question. We’re not talking about emergency care here. I think most people with an ounce of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    July 3, 2019

Quay Little League teams eliminated

Quay County's Little League baseball teams were eliminated from postseason last week after suffering two losses in their respective district tournamen...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    July 3, 2019

Tucumcari native earns national title in horseshoes

A Tucumcari native last week earned a national title in his age bracket in the horseshoes competition at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque....

 

Walking away can often be the best option

Our central, national celebration is upon us. I am thankful to God for the stout-hearted Americans who signed their own death warrants by affixing their names to the Declaration of Independence. In...

 

4-H results

Thirty Quay County 4-H members traveled to Fort Sumner to participate in three days of Southeast District 4-H competitions hosted by the De Baca County 4-H program and attended by nine counties....

 

Police blotter - July 3

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 24 to June 30: Monday • 9:04 a.m.: Trespassing in 900 block of East Hines Avenue, Tucumcari. • 9:24...

 

Jail log - July 3

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 25 to June 30: • Charlie Paine, 49, Oklahoma City, public nuisance. • Christopher Pender, 39, Tucumcari, felony...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 3, 2019

MCC recognizes five students

Mesalands Community College recognized five students for recently earning industry certifications. Through the intensive certification program, these students have shown mastery of the knowledge...

 

Menus - July 3

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Steak and stuff, spinach, Parmesan potato rounds, whole-wheat roll with margarine, lemon bar. Thursday — Closed for Independence Day. Friday — Turkey...

 

Pages past - July 3

On this date ... 1969: In Cape Kennedy, Florida, the three Apollo 11 astronauts boarded their spaceship and simulated takeoff today as if were July 16 and they were setting off another great lunar...

 

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