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Articles from the September 25, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Commission approves property tax rates

The Quay County Commission during its meeting Monday approved 2019 property tax rates that will result in small tax decreases for most property owners except for some landowners in House, who will...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Fired Up festival set for Saturday

Connie Loveland has been Tucumcari MainStreet's executive director for only a few months, but that doesn't mean any hiccups should occur Saturday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Western way of life

NARA VISA - The 26th annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering of poetry and music performances Friday through Sunday again became a reaffirmation and...

 

Science is justified by belief in God

Science is a bad excuse for atheism. In fact, science cannot be a servant to unbelief at all, since atheism cannot provide the philosophical underpinnings that make science a valid pursuit. I mean, th...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

School board approves moving forward on land acquisition

The Tucumcari school board unanimously approved a motion to let superintendent Aaron McKinney “move forward with the necessary steps” to acquire city land for a proposed redevelopment of the...

 

Calendar - Sept. 25

• Thursday-Friday — The Gallery Etc. has a new exhibit, just in time for the Fired Up festival. Stop by to look at the children’s summer art projects, local artists’ work and bid on items...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Sex assault charges dropped against Tucumcari man

A Tucumcari man accused of sexually assaulting a preteen girl saw the criminal charges against him dropped this month because of a lack of evidence. The charges against Fernando Samaniego, 43,...

 

Steps can be taken to lessen officer suicides

Chicago police Officer Paul Escamilla liked corny jokes. He had three children, coached his son’s little league team and played golf. A former supervisor called him “the guy that everybody could...

 

Taking steps against online addiction

Like the people in Alcoholics Anonymous, I sometimes feel like I should stand up and say, “My name is Steve, and I have an online addiction.” Making an income through journalism, which the...

 

Democrats ruined the Golden State

Donald Trump visited enemy territory last week. He came out here to the deep blue state of California to raise a few million bucks at private fundraisers in Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. He also...

 

Lions win in overtime

SANTA ROSA - Though Santa Rosa has dominated its football games against Tucumcari in recent years, the Lions' 35-33 overtime victory Friday over the...

 

Lady Rattlers victorious over Maxwell

With a solid 25-9, 25-17, 25-14 victory Thursday over Maxwell, the Tucumcari volleyball team tied its total number of wins from last season even...

 

Tucumcari girls finish eighth overall

The Tucumcari girls team finished eighth overall Saturday at the prestigious Ron Valdez Memorial Cross-Country Invitational meet at Pecos. Tucumcari coach Gary Hittson, noting the course is “one of...

 

ENMU falls to Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE, Texas — With a win over No. 12 Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico stood a great chance to break the top 25 in the AFCA Division II poll. The Lions, however, wanted no part...

 

Rodeo teams finish second, fourth

The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team finished second and the women’s team fourth in their first competition of the 2019-2020 season at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. “This was a...

 

Coyotes hold off New Mexico School for the Deaf

San Jon/Grady held off host New Mexico School for the Deaf in a 76-74 shootout Saturday in six-man football action at Santa Fe. The visiting Coyotes, which improved to 2-2, fell behind 14-0 in the...

 

Menus - Sept. 25

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage and cheese breakfast bagel sandwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Diced chicken and gravy with...

 

Mountain lion caught on camera in south Tucumcari

A mountain lion was spotted Friday night on Tucumcari’s south side, and the encounter with motorist was captured on cellphone video and shared on social media. Initial social-media reports indicate...

 

Medication take-back program offered

Presbyterian Healthcare Services offers a medication take-back program for disposal of leftover, unused and out-of-date prescription and over-the counter medications at nine locations in New Mexico,... Full story

 

Police blotter - Sept. 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22: Monday • 7:13 a.m.: Traffic accident with injuries at milepost 309, Interstate 40,...

 

Jail log - Sept. 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 16 to Sept. 19: • Mariah Meier, 27, Clovis, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation. • Ashley Nolan,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 25, 2019

Enrollment up at MCC

Mesalands Community College’s vice president of student affairs reported a 20% increase in enrollment this fall from the previous year, reflecting the college’s more aggressive attempts to recruit...

 

Ag agent earns award

Quay County Extension Service agricultural agent Jason Lamb earned a national award this month during the National Association of County Agricultural Agents conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana....

 

Pages past - Sept. 25

On this date ... 1969: Worley Mills, a manufacturer of feed pellets, and Tucumcari Industries, a maker of outerwear, were scheduled to hold open houses this weekend after expansion of their...

 

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