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Articles from the November 17, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Tucumcari man faces charges in shooting

A Tucumcari man faces eight felony criminal charges after he was accused of shooting at city police officers Thursday following an attempted traffic s...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 17, 2021

COVID-19 numbers jump in county

After several weeks of relatively stable coronavirus case numbers, Quay County saw a big jump last week. Sixty cases were reported in the county last week, including a total of 38 on Thursday and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Officials hear standards input

State education officials got an earful — both pro and con — from constituents weighing in about proposed new social studies standards for public schools that tentatively are slated to begin next...

 

The Lord is my dinner host

If you’ve watched a movie that depicted a funeral in the last 40 years or so, I’d place my bet on two things. One, it was probably raining; and,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

Arch Hurley puts water truck on wishlist

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District last week placed a new water truck for fire-protection purposes on its wish list for state capital outlay funds for 2022. District manager Franklin McCasland said...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 17, 2021

Mesalands president announces veterans center plans

Gregg Busch, president of Mesalands Community College, announced on Thursday on Veterans Day that he plans to add a Veterans Student Center at the college. The Veterans Student Center will create a sp...

 

Pages past - Nov. 17

On this date ... 1971: Nine show dogs owned by people from the Kansas City region escaped from a van involved in a one-vehicle accident near San Jon. Police and residents helped round up the loose...

 

Calendar - Nov. 17

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Nov. 25 — Thanksgiving Day Drive-Through Dinner. The First Baptist Church again will host a drive-through Thanksgiving dinner from...

 

Menus - Nov. 17

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 17, 2021

San Jon approves contract with firm

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board last week approved a contract with an Albuquerque architectural firm to oversee repairs and improvements to school facilities, including a roof of...

 

'Peaceful persuation' best way to change hearts and minds

Whether you call it the “Capitol protest,” the “insurrection” or the “riot,” it seems those who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are deservedly and appropriately being punished for...

 

'Green dream' an economic nightmare

While Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was in Scotland touting the need to address climate change, President Joe Biden, at the recent G-20, pleaded with other nations to increase their oil production to...

 

Dems still have issues to contain

Forget what the polls say. President Biden is getting things done. Some on the left say his accomplishments are too little too late, while others on the right cry socialism and foul play. But let the...

 

Lady Longhorns overmatched by Melrose

RIO RANCHO - Perhaps beating the No. 1-ranked team twice in a week was too tall of an order. Facing Melrose for a second consecutive Saturday, the...

 

Four earn all-district honors

Four players from Tucumcari’s district-champ volleyball team earned District 3A-4 honors this week. Honored are senior outside hitter Amber Owen, senior outside hitter Madison Dysart, junior libero...

 

Lady Rattlers fall against Hot Springs

The Lady Rattlers ran into a proverbial buzzsaw during a 10-25, 8-25, 13-25 loss to host Hot Springs during the first round of the Class 3A volleyball tournament on Nov. 9. Twelveth-seeded Tucumcari w...

 

Logan praised for financial soundness

The auditor for Logan Municipal Schools board praised the district in general for its financial soundness but expressed alarm about wild swings and exponential growth of a liability for which it has...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 17, 2021

Annie's Project coming to Tucumcari

Annie’s Project, an acclaimed course for women in agriculture, is coming to eastern New Mexico at Tucumcari for six weeks starting in mid-January. Annie’s Project is a six-week course that...

 

Police blotter - Nov. 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14: Monday • 7:36 a.m.: Theft in 900 block of South Adams Street, Tucumcari. • 9:33 a.m.:...

 

Jail log - Nov. 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14: • Joquin Albert Adame, 22, Anthony, battery against a household member. • James Dean Cordova, 42,...

 

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