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Articles from the September 28, 2022 edition

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Racing panel to act on Tucumcari application next month

The New Mexico Racing Commission last week announced a date when it will accept or reject an application from Coronado Partners that wishes to build a casino and horse-racing track in Tucumcari. Commi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 28, 2022

City officer awarded Medal of Valor

A Tucumcari police officer on Thursday received a Medal of Valor for his actions in preventing a death or serious injury during a house fire earlier...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 28, 2022

Keeping the fire burning

It was almost like the Fired Up festival never left. Teeming crowds, long lines and general enthusiasm for Tucumcari MainStreet's annual event...

 

County's COVID cases fall to single digits

Quay County’s number of coronavirus cases fell to the single-digit level last week, though an apparent outbreak at Mesalands Community College showed the virus still can cause disruptions. COVID-19...

 

Calendar - Sept. 28

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Thursday — King Ryder Circus. Shows will be at the Tucumcari Convention Center at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at...

 

Menus - Sept. 28

The Logan Senior Center offers grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call 575-487-2287 for more information. Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with...

 

Pages past - Sept. 28

On this date ... 1972: Jacqueline Stout of Grady showed the Junior Sheep Show’s grand champion market lamb at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque out of a record 418 entries. “I was really...

 

Stay seasoned with the salt of Christ

My wife and I discussed reducing sodium in our diets. While humans need sodium for good health, we usually get more than we need, and too much of even any good thing is not good, except when it comes...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 28, 2022

Chamber holds open house after renovations

Call it a birthdate and a born-again date. The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce held a celebratory open house Thursday to commemorate a more...

 

Forthcoming K-Bob's changes name and format

The K-Bob’s Steakhouse that soon was to reopen in Tucumcari has undergone a name change and a format change. K-Bob’s announced on social media Friday the new name of the restaurant at 200 E....

 

Airport Road access from U.S. 54 closed during construction

Quay County’s road supervisor told county commissioners on Monday he decided to close access to Airport Road from U.S. 54 northeast of Tucumcari while the notorious intersection undergoes...

 

Take Putin nuclear threat seriously, but maybe not too seriously

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised anew the possibility he might use nuclear weapons against Ukraine to prevail in a conflict going sideways. The smart money says he won’t, because doing...

 

Don't make enemies over politics

Politics divides. If you distrust your neighbor because of political differences, it’s not your neighbor -- or you -- who’s at fault. It’s politics. Some would have you believe we are at war...

 

Ranked-choice better vote method

If you ask me, a big reason why democracy in America is in trouble is because of the way we’ve set it up. First, there’s our Electoral College for electing presidents. By using state electors for...

 

Logan wins wild one against Lady Rattlers

LOGAN - The Lady Longhorns secured bragging rights over the Lady Rattlers this season, but players from both teams likely will be talking to their...

 

Disastrous series dooms Rattlers

A disastrous sequence of five touchdowns allowed in a seven-minute span Friday spoiled Tucumcari's annual Homecoming game during a 56-0 loss to...

 

Longhorns cut down Hawks 60-6

The Logan football team had little trouble controlling host Dulce during a 60-6 Longhorns non-district victory Friday in eight-man football action. The game ended at halftime due to the mercy rule. Lo...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 28, 2022

Tucumcari board approves bid for ballparks project

The Tucumcari Public Schools board last week approved a base quote of $3.31 million from a contractor to redevelop the high-school baseball and softball fields, though superintendent Aaron McKinney...

 

Jail log - Sept. 28

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25: — Johnny Pacheco, 44, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — Elias Delgado, 21, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 28

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25: Monday — 1:04 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue,...

 

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