Articles from the December 8, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    December 8, 2021

County reports 121 new COVID-19 cases

A total of 121 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported last week in Quay County, including 17 on Friday, as the state also reported spread of the virus in numbers not seen in more than a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 8, 2021

'Bands' principals reduce tax fund request

The principals for “Bands of Enchantment” reduced their request for city lodgers tax funds from $300,000 to $200,000 to produce a second season of the music television show in Tucumcari next...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 8, 2021

Quay County suicide deaths jump from 2019-2020

The number of deaths by suicide in Quay County jumped from one in 2019 to seven in 2020, according to data released last week by the New Mexico Department of Health. The state saw a slight increase...

 

Fun or not, time does fly

Christmas is upon us, and many of us are enjoying the holiday hubbub, especially as a release from the COVID restrictions that kept families apart for well over a year. Others, such as Martha, are so...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 8, 2021

House recount confirms ties

An official recount last week of two Village of House councilor races confirmed what was reported the night of the Nov. 2 election - ties. The...

 

Calendar - Dec. 8

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday, Saturday — Tucumcari Rawhide Days Christmas Carriage Rides. Take a ride in a 15-minute horse-drawn carriage through downtown...

 

Menus - Dec. 8

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 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at... Full story

 

Pages past - Dec. 8

On this date ... 1971: The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce board members and newly elected directors traveled to House last night for their meeting. The group was welcomed at the House Community Center...

 

Dig down and find commonalities that keep us united

Eighty years ago, on Dec. 7, 1941, our parents and grandparents were shaken out of the humdrum of daily living — and the trajectory of their lives forever changed — by news that Pearl Harbor in...

 

Best to let people make own choices

I love people. I also know that humans are deeply flawed. This combination explains why I’m a libertarian. Every other position insists that no one is smart enough to run their own life while also...

 

Price watchers won't lose hobby

Sound the alarm! Gas prices are going up! Throughout my life, I’ve noticed a certain obsession Americans have with gas prices. I used to tease my father for driving out of his way just to save a...

 

Rattlers fall to Bobcats

Despite spotting Bosque a double-digit lead early, Tucumcari nearly caught up with the Bobcats in the fourth quarter but fell 65-58 Saturday in the championship game of the Brian Gallegos Memorial...

 

Lady Rattlers take third at Invitational

The Tucumcari girls basketball team began its season by capturing third place at the Santa Rosa Invitational tournament with a resounding 63-20 win Saturday over Cloudcroft. Alexus Lafferty scored 25...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    December 8, 2021

San Jon teams get slow start

SAN JON - The San Jon boys and girls teams were the first high-school programs in Quay County to open the basketball season last week despite a...

 

Logan girls open season as champs

The Logan girls basketball team opened its season by capturing the Dora Tournament championship with a 46-36 win over the host team Saturday. Reece Goldston led the Lady Longhorns with 16 points, and...

 

Rattler wrestlers go 2-2 to open season

The Rattlers wrestling team went 2-2 during the season-opening weekend at the Los Lunas Duals in an event that featured schools with enrollment much bigger than Tucumcari’s. Tucumcari dominated...

 

Three from Logan earn all-state honors

Three players from Logan's volleyball team earned first-team all-state honors in Class 1A last week from the New Mexico High School Coaches...

 

NMAA realignment plan would add Ruidoso to district

A two-year realignment plan approved last week by the New Mexico Activities Association board of directors will add Ruidoso to Tucumcari’s district in many sports starting with the 2022 school...

 

Logan boys go 1-2 at Dora tournament

A young and inexperienced Logan boys basketball team went 1-2 during last week’s season-opening Dora Tournament, including a 53-43 loss Saturday to Roy/Mosquero in the third-place game. Logan kept...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 8, 2021

Tucumcari man jailed after police chase

A Tucumcari man was jailed after being accused of leading police on a chase through streets Sunday night that ended with damage to two city police vehicles and property at Mesalands Community...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5: Monday • 9:53 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 1100 block of South Seventh Street, Tucumcari. ... Full story

 

Jail log - Dec. 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6: • Tranette Flook, 33, Tucumcari, trespassing. • Aaron Keith Martinez, 20, Tucumcari, two felony counts...

 

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