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 By Staff report    News    December 15, 2021

More than 200 boosters distributed

A mass-vaccination event Wednesday at the Quay County Fairgrounds distributed more than 200 COVID-19 booster shots to residents while local infection...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 15, 2021

Death toll from I-40 crash rises to three

Three people died and six others, all from Mexico, suffered injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident Friday of a sport-utility vehicle on Interstate 40 in Tucumcari. The crash occurred about 4:55...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 15, 2021

Cannabis ordinance may need to be amended

Due to a city attorney’s oversight, Tucumcari’s city manager said the town’s cannabis ordinance will need to be amended or replaced, possibly delaying legal sales of recreational marijuana by...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 15, 2021

A look back at water tank rupture

A water tank rupture this week 70 years ago that killed four people, injured three and caused an estimated $500,000 in property damage near downtown...

 

Faithful servant sets fine example

My mother-in-law passed away on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was unexpected. On the other hand, she was a frail, little woman in her 80s, and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 15, 2021

Food company considering Tucumcari

A representative from the state’s economic development department told Quay County commissioners on Monday that Paulita’s New Mexico was considering a second location in Logan or moving its...

 

Pages past - Dec. 15

On this date ... 1971: Frances Olson was voted the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce president, the first woman to hold the office. She beat Harold Ferguson and John Betts for the one-year...

 

Menus - Dec. 15

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 575-...

 

Calendar - Dec. 15

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — Very Merry Christmas Christmas Dash. The Quay County Health Council is hosting this event from 2 to 3 p.m., funded by...

 

Jail log - Dec. 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12: • Jose Adame, 41, Albuquerque, intentional child abuse (no death or great bodily harm). • Cynthia...

 

Fact-checking becoming more necessary skill

Normally, the website The Gateway Pundit can and should be laughed off as right-wing, fake-news nonsense. But as Reuters recently reported, the site’s false allegations of election fraud in...

 

Predictions take paying attention

This past spring I noticed a bigger than usual crop of the plant that becomes tumbleweeds when it dies and the wind blows. I told a few people to be ready for an epic tumbleweed season this year. Then...

 

Alternative energy good for state

If you think New Mexico’s commitment to alternative energy sources is evident only by the wind turbines and solar farms going up, think again. Hydrogen gas is on the way. Earlier this month,...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 15

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12: Monday • 6:59 a.m.: Vandalism in 900 block of South 10th Street, Tucumcari. • 8:22...

 

Robertson defeats Tucumcari

Perennial Class 3A contender Robertson blew open a close game Friday against Tucumcari by scoring 27 unanswered points in the third quarter during a...

 

Tucumcari boys take non-district losses

The Tucumcari boys basketball team took it on the chin last week with non-district losses to two traditionally tough opponents, Texico and Bosque. On...

 

No Rattler wrestlers advance to finals

The Tucumcari wrestling team delivered a suboptimal performance Saturday at the St. Michael’s tournament at Santa Fe, with no Rattler athletes advancing to the finals. These wrestlers advanced to...

 

Former Tucumcari coach to be in hall of fame

The New Mexico Activities Association announced a former Tucumcari educator and coach will be among three individuals inducted next spring into the NMAA Hall of Fame. Another educator with House ties...

 

Logan girls stay undefeated

The Logan girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 34-29 victory Saturday despite a subpar performance, an injury and a challenge from host Clayton. Kyra Conway and Rilee Nials each led the...

 

Logan boys fall to 1-4

The Logan boys basketball team fell to 1-4 on the season after a 64-57 loss Saturday at Clayton. Brock Burns scored 13 points to lead the Longhorns, and Christian Kotara added 12. “Once again, the...

 

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