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Articles from the August 7, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Database breach may affect 183,000

About 183,000 patients and health-plan members for Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services may have been affected by database breach in early May that came to light Thursday. Presbyterian...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

No racino license to be awarded

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued a big “no” on awarding a sixth racing license — not just to Tucumcari, but to everyone else who’d applied for one. A principal member of an investment...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Reunion attendance up

The annual Rattler Reunion over the weekend saw a healthy increase in alumni attendance over the previous year, undoubtedly to the appreciation of the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Opinion    August 7, 2019

One year later, a look back

The past year revealed what it's like to land a dream job in the worst way possible. Before I moved to Tucumcari, I'd subscribed to the Quay County...

 

Menus - Aug. 7

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Hawaiian pork, tossed salad with dressing, whole-wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding. Thursday — Pepper steak, baked potato with margarine,...

 

Calendar - Aug. 7

• Wednesday — Tucumcari Elementary School registration. Register your children for school at the Tucumcari Elementary School gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school-supply list includes Clorox...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

Twenty-five local positions on ballot Nov. 5

The Quay County Clerk’s Office reported last week that 25 local positions would be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election. The filing day for all candidates will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the...

 

Ratcliffe not fit or qualified for intelligence post

The impending departure of Dan Coats as director of national intelligence is unfortunate. Whether the topic was Russia, Syria, North Korea or Iran, Coats consistently presented fact-based assessments...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    August 7, 2019

Appreciating leisure since I have it

OK, the Republicans are excusing the most excessive acts of Donald Trump, our most excessive president, and the Democrats might come up with such a toxic stew of unpopular policies that even...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    August 7, 2019

No overnight fix for NM education

Up until recently, it’s been pretty much a seamless takeover. Worn out by Susana Martinez’s can’t-do/won’t do policies as governor toward issues like clean energy, full marijuana legalization...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 7, 2019

Tucumcari sounds out tourism spending

The city of Tucumcari can reap $76,869 in advertising and promotion benefits for the current fiscal year while paying $29,836, according to Joanie Griffin, a principal in Sunny 505, the marketing...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Downtown sign getting work done

Don't worry - the "Old Downtown" arrow that's stood at Tucumcari Boulevard and Second Street for decades hasn't disappeared for good. It's getting a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Second man sentenced in home invasion

A second man implicated in a home invasion in October in rural Tucumcari where an elderly man was beaten was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison in Tucumcari district court. Setheria Kolyer, 19,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Woman jailed on felony counts

Police jailed a New York woman on multiple felony counts after she was accused of threatening and holding a Tucumcari hotel employee against his will at knifepoint. Kelsey J. Killian, 26, of Buffalo,...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

Museum event to honor military history

The Tucumcari Historical Museum on Saturday will host its final special event to mark its 50th anniversary this year with “Honoring Military History.” All veterans are invited to the day’s...

 

Pages past - Aug. 7

On this date ... 1969: Roy Rumbaugh, administrator at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, announced an $800,000 special bond election for Aug. 19 to build an extended care and nursing-home facility...

 

Running a hands-free operation

I read signs and often find some rather interesting, if not outright funny. I saw one once on the back of a tractor-trailer saying something like, “We drive with lights on, hands-free and...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

Mesalands holding 'Stampede Day'

Mesalands Community College will hold its “Enrollment Stampede Day” for new and returning students from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 in the commons area of the campus’ Building A. This event is...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

School immunization clinic being held

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Quay County Public Health Office will host a back-to-school immunization clinic Aug. 12, 13 and 15 at 310 S. 2nd St. in Tucumcari from 8 a.m. to noon and from...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 7

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 29 to Aug. 4: Monday • 10:13 a.m.: Embezzlement in 500 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - Aug. 7

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 29 to Aug. 3: • Antoinette Molinas, 36, Tucumcari, residential burglary. • Amber Osborn, 27, Logan, assault against a...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

Silver alert canceled for Tucumcari hotel visitor

An 85-year-old man who wandered away from a Tucumcari hotel Tuesday evening and became the subject of a Silver Alert was found safe Wednesday afternoon. Jim Swick on Tuesday evening walked away from...

 

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