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Articles from the August 31, 2022 edition

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 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Mesalands lands $2M endowment for nursing

Mesalands Community College received word last week it will receive a $2 million endowment for the college’s forthcoming nursing program. Shannon Fries, the college’s director of nursing, told...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Teen's body recovered in Ute Lake

New Mexico State Police officers are investigating a teen’s drowning at Ute Lake in Logan. According to a news release, state police were sent at 9:53 a.m. Monday to Ute Lake for a 17-year-old boy...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 31, 2022

City, MCC months late on audits

Required financial audits of the City of Tucumcari and Mesalands Community College are more than eight months late, landing both on the state auditor’s at-risk list and the possibility of a loss of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 31, 2022

Odeon reopens this week

The co-owners of the Odeon Theatre in downtown Tucumcari were determined to reopen by Sept. 1, hell or high water. So it seems appropriate it will...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 31, 2022

New city manager presides over first meeting

Paula Chacon attended her first city commission meeting on Thursday as the new city manager and presented a lengthy list of issues she had resolved...

 

Social media needs to beef up threat follow-up

Congressional Democrats are demanding that social media companies do a better job of policing threats against the FBI in the wake of the agency’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida...

 

People have responsibility for actions

Is it my imagination, or do many people run from responsibility as fast as they can? If you cause harm to a person’s life, liberty, or property you need to take responsibility. Don’t wait for...

 

Battle between religion, science fought

In the Great American Culture Wars of our time, two different worldviews, science and religion, continue to do battle, even though it doesn’t have to be that way. Science has reshaped our world in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 31, 2022

Rattlers offense struggles in loss to Thoreau

Tucumcari football coach Donnie Garcia was looking for progress after the opening-week loss at Jal, and he found it with his defense during the...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    August 31, 2022

Rattler runners compete in season opener at Clovis

The first meet of the season for Tucumcari High School cross-country runners was a learning experience not just for its athletes, but the coach. Virtually all of the Rattler runners this year are...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 31, 2022

A winning start

LOGAN - At the end of match point of the Lady Longhorn Volleyball Tournament championship, the Lady Rattlers celebrated like they never had won it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    August 31, 2022

Longhorns have little trouble with Questa in 50-0 win

LOGAN - Even without their best player for nearly the entire game, the Longhorns cruised to a 50-0 non-district victory over visiting Questa on...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Health council announces plans for $85,000 grant

The Quay County Health Council announced Monday how it will use its recently received Better Together grant to help young people combat misinformation on social media about vaccines. Better Together...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Racing commission given extension on Tucumcari application

The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday declined to take action on Coronado Partners’ application for a horse-racing license, but there was no urgency to do so because both sides recently agree...

 

Allow God to cultivate you positively as a Christian

Monday is Labor Day, the last summer holiday, although most schools, including colleges and universities, already have started classes. So be careful of young people walking, running and playing on...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Tucumcari museums to be part of scavenger hunt

Quay County On the Move is inviting residents to spend an afternoon exploring Tucumcari’s four museums from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 as part of a scavenger hunt with prizes offered. Participating are...

 

Pages past - Aug. 31

The City of Tucumcari announced it would impose a crackdown on stray dogs for a two-week period starting Sept. 15 after several children were bitten by the roaming animals. | Any dog without the...

 

Calendar - Aug. 31

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Logan Labor Day Weekend Street Dance. Gate opens at 7:30 p.m., with music by Ryan Culwell and The Damn Quails at 8. The...

 

Menus - Aug. 31

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    August 31, 2022

County COVID cases stay low; risk level drops

Quay County’s new cases of coronavirus appear to have declined to a low and stable level, prompting a lowering of the risk of its spread by a prominent website that tracks the disease. The...

 

2022 Quay County Fair results

2022 Quay County Fair results LIVESTOCK RESULTS Junior Market Swine Show Class 1 – Hampshire 1. Braeden Lightfoot 2. Addie Lafferty 3. Jace Allen Class 2 – Hampshire 1. Addie Lafferty 2. Zelina...

 

Jail log - Aug. 31

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28: — Raymond Carl Holliday, 33, Tucumcari, criminal trespass (unposted). — Nickolas Anson Fragale, 19,...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 31

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28: Monday — 8:30 a.m.: Trespassing in 600 block of South Rock Island Street, Tucumcari....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 31, 2022

Nevada teen dies in crash near San Jon

A Nevada teen died in a one-vehicle accident Thursday on Interstate 40 east of San Jon. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, officers responded to a rollover accident on...

 

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