Articles from the September 22, 2021 edition

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13th COVID-19 death reported in county

Quay County saw its 13th confirmed death from coronavirus last week, and Tucumcari’s mayor fears more deaths will be reported in the coming days. According to an email Thursday from the New Mexico...

 

Man walks away from crash at Tucumcari airport

A Tennessee pilot walked away with no apparent injuries after his small plane crashed and burned Saturday afternoon at Tucumcari Municipal Airport. Li...

 

Logan board approves resolution to PED

The Logan Board of Education last week approved a resolution to the New Mexico Public Education Department that demands more local decision-making by school districts, but not before the board faced...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 22, 2021

Ambulance totaled in wreck

The Tucumcari City Commission during an emergency meeting Wednesday accepted a proposal to buy a new ambulance after a county deputy's vehicle two...

 

City officials approve mediation settlement

The Tucumcari City Commission during a brief special meeting Wednesday approved a mediation settlement that will add more than $75,000 to its coffers. City manager Mark Martinez explained the New...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 22, 2021

Arch Hurley again votes to not allocate water

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District again voted last week to not allocate water to its irrigation system, despite a steady increase in Conchas Lake levels in recent months. District manager Franklin...

 

Altrusa chapter receives international award

The Tucumcari chapter of the Altrusa International organization recently won an international award for its efforts in providing literacy products to local teachers. The chapter’s “Love &...

 

Don't be such a Boromir

In the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring,” a fascinating scenario plays out in multiple scenes. The titular ring is a magic item that gives its...

 

Pages past - Sept. 22

On this date ... 1971: Raymond Edward Valdez, 20, of Tucumcari was arraigned in magistrate court and charged with homicide by vehicle. The charge was levied in connection with a two-car accident that...

 

Calendar - Sept. 22

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Oct. 2 — Quay County Health Council 5K Fun Run/Walk. The 3.1-mile free event begins at 8 a.m. on a roughly circular and marked...

 

Menus - Sept. 22

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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at 487-2287...

 

Six Quay youths place at state fair

A total of six Quay County youths placed in the top three in indoor exhibits during the recent New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. The following is a list of the local exhibitors, their ranking, fai...

 

Things can be done to prevent abuse of children

Is it just easier for us to create bogeymen than face harsh realities? In the 1980s, it was the Satanic Panic, as if roving devil worshipers were terrorizing small towns and kidnapping children....

 

Bidding Tucumcari fond farewell

As of last weekend, one of the words that up until recently identified me for this column is a lie. That word is “Tucumcari.” I have moved to Clovis with my wife for personal and professional...

 

Afghani students are hardly stranded

I was reading news on the internet, when the following caught my eye: Dozens of students from the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento...

 

Longtime auto supply store owner dies

Jim Hudson, part-owner of Hudson’s Auto Supply store along Route 66 in Tucumcari for three decades, died Wednesday. Riverside Funeral Home in Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements, and he will...

 

Mesalands ranked in top 2.9 percent of community colleges

Wallethub.com, an independent evaluator of junior colleges, ranked Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari in the top 2.9% of all community colleges in the United States and 11th in affordability....

 

Logan remains unbeaten

Logan remained unbeaten this season with 52-0 home victory Friday over Alamo Navajo in eight-man football action. The Longhorns (5-0) led 40-0 after one quarter, and the game was halted at halftime...

 

Lions trounce Tucumcari

SANTA ROSA - A fired-up Lions squad seized control of their Homecoming game with five touchdowns in the first quarter - including four by speedy runni...

 

Lady Coyotes improve to 5-3

SAN JON - If the eastern New Mexico region gave a Most Improved award for volleyball, San Jon probably would be a contender. The Lady Coyotes, 0-10...

 

San Jon withdraws from EPAC

SAN JON — Citing competitive, travel and academic issues, the San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees voted last week to withdraw from the annual Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys and...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19: Monday • 2:48 a.m.: Accident at East Tucumcari Boulevard and South Rock Island...

 

Jail log - Sept. 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17: • Johnny Pacheco, 43, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Sabastian Meeks, 20, Clovis, contributing to...

 

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