Articles from the August 17, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

Paula Chacon hired as city manager

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved a contract for a new city manager who is a resident and a longtime local public servant. Commissioners approved a three-year deal for Paula Chacon,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

Landfill cell tops city's wish list

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday submitted to the state an Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan for fiscal years 2024 through 2028 with extensive revisions, including constructing a new...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

Fair exhibitors aid crash victims

Two Quay County Fair exhibitors donated almost $11,000 of their earnings from the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday night to a Nara Visa couple...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 17, 2022

Quay County seeing worst spread of COVID-19 in state

Quay County coronavirus cases spiked again Quay County, with 67 confirmed infections reported by the state’s Department of Health the week as the region became a hotspot for the disease. According...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 17, 2022

Logan approves $335,000 lease purchase of education technology

The board for Logan Municipal Schools approved a resolution and lease-purchase agreement of $335,000 worth of education technology equipment after a brief special meeting on Aug. 8. Participating in...

 

Menus - Aug. 17

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...

 

Calendar - Aug. 17

Note: Events are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Aug. 27 — Down at the Depot. This event will feature live music, food trucks and arts and crafts booths in the Tucumcari...

 

Despite struggles kids still deserve to dream big

With the country’s current struggles — inflation, a lingering pandemic, a possible housing crisis — parents are struggling. Add school supplies, new shoes, and lunch money for their kids, and...

 

Government waging war against you

Have you realized yet that the U.S. federal government is waging a one-sided war against you? The IRS plans to hire around 87,000 new armed IRS employees -- the exact number is disputed; what they...

 

Heroes push us to better ourselves

Heroes are easy to find but hard to keep. Especially when we’re young, we need our heroes, or positive role models if you prefer, as examples of what courage, sacrifice and success are all about....

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 17, 2022

THS coach sees hopeful signs from scrimmage

New Tucumcari High School football coach Donnie Garcia was mostly pleased with what he saw last week during a scrimmage at Texico – a hopeful sign...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 17, 2022

Lady Rattlers to use ample depth for rebuild

The Tucumcari High School volleyball team may be in a rebuilding mode with its offense, but it has a lot of bricks from which to choose in that rebuil...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

City OKs donation of land for ballparks

Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday at long last approved the donation of city land to Tucumcari Public Schools for the latter’s ballpark redevelopment plan. Interim city manager Mark Martinez,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

New San Jon superintendent leads first meeting

SAN JON - Alan Umholtz presided over his first meeting last week of the San Jon school board about a month after being hired as superintendent, and he...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 17, 2022

Dexter man dies in rollover crash near Tucumcari

A Dexter man died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday near the intersection of U.S. 54 and Airport Road northeast of Tucumcari. According to a report from New Mexico State Police, the rollover accident...

 

Keep an eye out for the one and only Jesus Christ

People occasionally get the best of me and, recently, I was bested big-time by a teenager. Another teen was holding a younger child and said, in jest, she was going to kidnap her, likely because the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

Local GOP hosts candidates breakfast

The GOP's candidate for governor missed quite a gathering Saturday morning sponsored by the Quay County Republican Party. Well over 100 people...

 

Pages past - Aug. 17

On this date ... 1972: The Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce Pinata Festival Committee urged all children planning to enter the Pinatamobile race to return their entry blanks. The grand prize...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 17, 2022

District refrains from water discharge despite lake's rise

Conchas Lake finally is rising, but not enough for the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board to vote to discharge water into its irrigation canals. District manager Franklin McCasland said during...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14: Monday – 12:01 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - Aug. 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14: — Jesseka Martinez, 48, Tucumcari, reckless driving and expired registration plate. — Tiffany A. Bruhn,...

 

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