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 By Ron Warnick    News    October 26, 2022

City gives $400K in motel taxes to ballparks

In a compromise, the Tucumcari City Commission on Monday approved giving $400,000 in executive lodgers tax funds to Tucumcari Public Schools to help pay for lighting at its ballparks redevelopment...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 26, 2022

Mesalands building closed due to mold

The president of Mesalands Community College said its main Building A on campus will be closed to students until early 2023 as a company eradicates mold contamination, with repairs to follow....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 26, 2022

Racing commission denies application

The New Mexico Racing Commission, citing the declining health of the state’s horse-racing industry, on Thursday unanimously denied a license application from Coronado Partners to build a racetrack a...

 

Doing will of God protects you from falling away

We’re now about mid-autumn, which is also called fall. Autumn is from the Latin word “autumnus,” which likely came from a pre-Latin word meaning “increasing,” possibly referring to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 26, 2022

Unaccompanied pupils would be barred from games

The Tucumcari Public Schools board last week approved the first reading of a new district policy that would bar elementary-school and middle-school students from athletic or fine-arts events without t...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 26, 2022

Crime Stoppers offers texting for tipsters

Quay County Crime Stoppers has a new tool where residents can leave tips to the organization anonymously and still receive a reward. Law enforcement and emergency entities in the county for several...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 26, 2022

County's and state's COVID-19 numbers rise

Quay County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose from three to six last week after a long period of low and stable numbers. Average daily case numbers and hospitalizations in New Mexico of c...

 

Pages past - Oct. 26

On this date ... 1972: In a front-page editorial, the Tucumcari News endorsed Richard M. Nixon for another four years as president days before the election. “Yes, we are Democrat, as we have stated...

 

Calendar - Oct. 23

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Halloween History Alive Tour. This is a walking tour of downtown Tucumcari featuring new, hair-raising stories and bone-chil...

 

Menus - Oct. 26

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, graham crackers; Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich, cheeseburger, french fries, baked beans, romaine lettuce, fresh...

 

Anti-donation clause important protection

There are numerous important issues on New Mexicans’ ballots as early voting has begun. Amendment 2 has not received the same attention as Amendment 1, which relates to pre-K and early childhood...

 

Swapping politicians pointless change

It might surprise you to learn this, but I don’t like change. Well, that’s not completely accurate: I don’t like pointless change. I have tolerated uncomfortable situations simply to avoid the...

 

Continued filming of 'Rust' disrespectful

I was disappointed to learn that filmmakers plan to resume production on “Rust,” and urge state regulators to keep a much closer eye on that set this time. I can’t imagine why anybody would...

 

District contender Dexter tops Tucumcari 54-6

District contender Dexter scored 33 unanswered points in the second half to turn a somewhat competitive game into a 54-6 rout of visiting Tucumcari on Friday. The Rattlers trailed just 21-6 at...

 

Logan falls 8-6 to Tatum in defensive struggle

Logan fell to defeat during its regular-season finale by an 8-6 score at district foe Tatum on Friday in an unusual defensive struggle. The next day, the Longhorns (6-4) earned a sixth seed in the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    October 26, 2022

Senior boosts Lady Rattlers over Dexter

A Tucumcari senior made one heck of a varsity debut during the Lady Rattlers' 25-15, 25-7, 25-12 district victory at home last week against Dexter....

 

Rattlers prep at Santa Rosa for cross-country district

The Tucumcari High School cross-country team competed in its final regular-season meet Thursday at Santa Rosa before it travels later this week to the district meet at Cobre. Rattlers coach Tim Clark...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 26, 2022

Museum to expand scope of Rawhide Days

A representative from the Tucumcari Historical Museum talked Monday to the Quay County Commission about the museum’s takeover of Tucumcari Rawhide Days and its expanded plans for the annual...

 

Lady Longhorns stay alive in district race

Logan cruised to two district wins over Clovis Christian and San Jon last week and stayed alive in the race for a district title. The Lady Longhorns blasted visiting Clovis Christian 25-9, 25-5, 25-9...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 26

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23: Monday — 11:16 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 1000 block of South Monroe Street,...

 

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