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Articles from the December 18, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Official under fire for remarks

The executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. and several attendees at the board’s Dec. 10 meeting criticized Tucumcari city commissioner Ralph Moya for his statements...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Reports: Nursing program prospects 'very positive'

A Mesalands Community College faculty member and administrators shared reports about the college’s goal to launch a registered nursing program during the board of trustees’ regular meeting Dec....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Wreaths for the fallen

More than 100 veterans' graves at Tucumcari Memorial Park and Quay Cemetery were decorated Saturday with holiday-themed garlands in the region's...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 18, 2019

San Jon among STEM winners

San Jon Municipal Schools was among 20 schools that won the inaugural New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge on Dec. 7 at Los Lunas High School. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 18, 2019

Tucumcari man pleads to felony counts

A Tucumcari man will spend less than two years behind bars if he meets court-imposed conditions after being convicted of shooting at another man in a vehicle in April. The bullet hit a parked pickup...

 

Calendar - Dec. 18

• Friday — Christmas Cantata. The Center Street United Methodist Church will host this annual performance by the Quay County Community Choir from 7 to 8 p.m. 406 E. Center St., Tucumcari. ...

 

Menus - Dec. 18

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage and cheese breakfast bagel, cocoa puffs, cinnamon graham cracker, fresh pear, orange juice, milk; Lunch: Cook’s choice. Thursday — Breakfast:...

 

Public protest means chance of being seen

As politicians, talking heads and mixed media continue to pronounce newspapers dead, a student newspaper at Northwestern University in Illinois tried to push that narrative along recently because of...

 

Couple of questions for officials

By the time this column publishes, President Donald Trump will, in all likelihood, be impeached. In other words, formal charges will be filed against him by the U.S. House of Representatives to be...

 

Dems lowering bar on impeachment

Forget the phony solemnity about the Constitution and the rule of law. Forget the malarkey about the president committing high crimes and misdemeanors. We all know the real reasons Democrats are...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 18, 2019

Police letter goes viral

A tongue-in-cheek open letter Wednesday from the Tucumcari Police Department that urged drug dealers to turn in competitors attracted attention from news outlets and went viral on social media. The le...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

Man arrested on sex charges

Editor's note: This story contains graphic content. A Tucumcari man stands accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy earlier this summer after exchanging flirtatious texts with him....

 
 By Staff report    News    December 18, 2019

Mesalands staff donates gifts

Staff and faculty at Mesalands Community College recently donated holiday gifts for the 2019 Angel Tree to benefit those being assisted by the Children, Youth, and Families Department office in...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 18, 2019

House board member honored

The New Mexico School Boards Association recently honored a House Municipal Schools board member for his longtime service to the district. The association gave Bill Noland a 24-year service award....

 

Wrestlers split dual meets

Tucumcari's wrestling team split dual meets against St. Michael's and West Las Vegas on Thursday at the Snake Pit, but the Rattlers' coach expressed g...

 

Logan girls place second

The Logan girls basketball squad finished second at the Black and Gold Tournament with a 61-47 victory over host Clayton on Saturday. Jordan Hines led the Lady Longhorns (6-1) with 24 points. Karli We...

 

Logan boys take second in tournament

The Logan boys basketball team wrapped up a second-place finish in the Orange and Black Tournament by defeating host Clayton 76-55 on Saturday. The Longhorns (5-2) raced to a 43-30 lead by halftime....

 

Police blotter - Dec. 18

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15: Monday • 8:51 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 400 block of South College Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Kingdom greatness is not at the top

The 12 disciples of Jesus were men obsessed with power, at least initially. This is no insult, but merely a summary of the available data. The...

 

Flu season starting off strong

When asked how the flu season was going for Plains Regional Medical Center, Administrator Drew Dostal said it was a pretty good flu season. He quickly added that by good, he meant good if you were...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 18, 2019

New extension agent takes over

Susann Mikkelson took over Dec. 2 as the family and consumer science extension agent at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service, but she said she's not trying to “wipe the slate clean” from...

 

Anniversary - Dec. 18

Ross Eugene and Judy Ross of Tucumcari will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple was married Dec. 20, 1969, in San Jon. He is retired law enforcement and teaches...

 

Jail log - Dec. 18

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16: • Daniel Ray Gallegos, 26, Tucumcari, criminal sexual penetration in the fourth degree (child age 13 to...

 

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