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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 27, 2022

City officials to consider $2.50-an-hour raises

The Tucumcari City Commission previously was considering a $1.50-an-hour raise for all city employees to make their pay more competitive in the regional marketplace. Now the commission is taking a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 27, 2022

TPS board OKs some dress-code changes

The Tucumcari school board last week approved revised student regulations on dress codes for the 2022-2023 school year but delayed action on hair styles and tattoos until members could discuss it...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Mesalands gets $700K grant for nursing program

Mesalands Community College’s president told the board of trustees during its regular meeting last week the college earlier that day had landed a $700,000 grant to help launch its nursing program. M...

 
 By Gordon Runyan    Opinion    July 27, 2022

No shortcuts to kingdom greatness

Simon the sorceror in Acts 8 has the distinction of having a particular sin named after him, “simony.” Note to self: There are things you don’t want to be remembered for. One of them would be me...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 27, 2022

Folksinger writes 'Tucumcari Wind' song

A veteran folksinger who has rubbed elbows with Bob Dylan and Judy Collins early in their careers recently wrote and recorded a song about an...

 

Pages past - July 27

On this date ... 1972: A Philadelphia man died and two others were being treated at Trigg Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 66 one mile east of Bard. The accident occurred when one...

 

Calendar - July 27

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday-Saturday — Quay County 4-H Rodeo. Events start each day at 5 p.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds arena in Tucumcari....

 

Menus - July 27

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Woman accused of letting toddler wander alone

Tucumcari police jailed a local woman after she was accused of letting a toddler in her care wander away from his home and down a street by himself twice during 100-degree weather. Michaela...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

34 cases, 3 deaths of COVID-19 reported in county

Quay County again saw elevated case numbers of COVID-19, with another 34 cases and three more deaths confirmed by the state last week. That compares to the 33 cases and three deaths during the...

 

Downplaying cooperation erodes trust

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to take full credit for the recent capture of notorious drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero. But the signs point to some degree of cooperation between...

 

Hoping future has more liberty wins

It feels like the future is being pulled in two directions at once. Things are getting better, while things also feel like they are getting worse. Both are probably true. I’m not so naive as to...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Not much downside to film industry

The Governor’s Office recently boasted of record-setting in-state spending from the filmmaking industry. And while a good chunk of that is going into the Rio Grande Corridor, where Netflix and other...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 27, 2022

Donnie Garcia named Rattlers football coach

It’s time to usher in the Donnie Garcia era for Tucumcari High School football. Garcia, a football coach at Tucumcari Middle School for 12 years and an assistant coach for the high-school football...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Two Quay teams win 4-H titles

Two Quay County 4-H teams captured state championships during the 2022 state 4-H conference in Las Cruces earlier this month. The range team of Rilee...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 27, 2022

Work begins on ballparks project

Work began last week on a long-delayed baseball and softball park development project on Tucumcari's west side. Work started the morning of July 18...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Robotics team finishes sixth at world competition

A Tucumcari High School robotics team recently finished sixth overall at a world competition in Oklahoma - the highest finish ever for a New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

County approves FY22 final budget

In a bit of housekeeping, Quay County Commission on Monday approved resolutions approving the final quarter financial report and adopting the final budget for fiscal year 2022. Cheryl Simpson, the...

 

Police blotter - July 27

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 17 to July 24: Monday — 8:38 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 300 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. — 11...

 

Jail log - July 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 18 to July 21: — Ernest L. Arguello, 71, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — David K. Garcia, 51, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

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