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  • High school football season postponed

    Ron Warnick|Jul 15, 2020

    New Mexico's high-school football season will be at least postponed, and other sports may face delays or shortened seasons because of coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday there would be no full-contact sports such as football and soccer this fall because of rising cases of COVID-19. She acknowledged the planned opening of schools in August also was in jeopardy because of the pandemic. Wayne Ferguson, Tucumcari's football coach and athletic director, said the...

  • MainStreet receives $24,000 grant award

    Staff report|Jul 15, 2020

    Tucumcari Federal Savings & Loan Association and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas last week awarded a $24,000 Partnership Grant Program award to the Tucumcari MainStreet. The grants help qualified nonprofit organizations fund a variety of administrative activities critical to serving their communities. Having received such a grant for the past three years, Tucumcari MainStreet sustained its mission dedicated to the economic, physical, social and cultural revitalization of its downtown. “The funds from the PGP grant will help cover our o...

  • Blue Swallow changes hands

    Ron Warnick|Jul 15, 2020

    The operators of Tucumcari's historic Blue Swallow Motel announced Friday the Route 66 landmark's new owners are Rob and Dawn Federico of Crystal Lake, Illinois. The motel went under contract last month, and the deal closed June 30. The now-previous owners, Kevin and Nancy Mueller, had owned the property for nine years and put it on the market in August 2018. The Muellers announced the new owners Friday in a social media post. "Owning the Blue Swallow has been an amazing experience for the...

  • Ag department updates weed list

    Staff report|Jul 15, 2020

    The New Mexico Department of Agriculture last week released an update to its noxious weed list, replacing the 2016 list. Petitions to add new plant species to the state noxious weed list were solicited and received by the agency from Cooperative Weed Management Areas, individuals, agencies and organizations. The New Mexico Weed List Advisory Committee reviewed the petitions using ecological, distribution, effects and legal status criteria within New Mexico and adjoining states. “Thank you to the Cooperative Weed Management Areas, i...

  • Police blotter - July 15

    Jul 15, 2020

    These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center July 6-12: Monday • 6:58 a.m.: Trespassing in 2300 block of South First Street, Tucumcari. • 8:20 a.m.: Juvenile problem in 600 block of East Laughlin Avenue, Tucumcari. • 10:19 a.m.: Child custody problem in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 11:21 a.m.: Accident with property damage in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 12:10 p.m.: Accident with injuries at milepost 33, Highway 469, San Jon. • 12:26 p.m.: Accident with property da...

  • Jail log - July 15

    Jul 15, 2020

    These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center July 6-11: • Ashley Nolan, 37, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Joey J. Trujillo, 37, Tucumcari, criminal trespass (unposted) and disorderly conduct. • Bonita Aughtman, 31, Tucumcari, probation violation. • Johnny R. Miller, 47, Tucumcari, parole violation. • Patrick Carabajal, 45, Tucumcari, two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (narcotic drug), possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, resisting, evading or obstructi...