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Articles from the December 19, 2018 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Time with the train

A Tucumcari native recently held a crucial role in ensuring George H.W. Bush's funeral train departed from suburban Houston smoothly and safely...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 19, 2018

Officials discuss rental bill issues

Owners of rental property in Tucumcari apparently are tired of being held responsible when tenants skip out on water bills when they leave town, according to an attorney and Tucumcari City Commission...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Mesalands may receive partial turbine

Mesalands Community College may receive a donation of a partial wind turbine that would beef up at least one wind-energy course. Jim Morgan, director of the college's North American Wind Research...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 19, 2018

College collects donation packages

The Mesalands Community College faculty and staff recently collected more than 60 packages to donate to the Tucumcari chapter of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department for the holiday...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 19, 2018

Ballots on way in early January

Registered voters in the Tucumcari school district should begin to receive ballots in early January during the county's first mail-in election Feb. 5. The district is submitting a question to voters...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 19, 2018

Police seek info on burglary suspects

Crime Stoppers and the Tucumcari Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with information leading to the identification and arrests of the subject or subjects involved in a burglary...

 

Menus - Dec. 19

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese sandwich,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Billboard discussion raises content concerns

A discussion about billboards prompted statements of concerns what content should be on them during the Tucumcari Lodgers' Tax Board meeting Wednesday. During a teleconference with Dezaree Vega-Garcia...

 

Rural US still has a lot it can give

The New York Times ran an “op-ed” piece, an opinion not that of the newspaper, this week by an economist named Eduardo Porter. It’s about the declining state of rural America and what to do...

 

Memories much better than gifts

In terms of pure economics, our biggest national holiday is, of course, Christmas. I read somewhere that Halloween comes in as a strong second, but I’d be surprised if it’s anywhere close to the...

 

Crime bill must be balanced, thought out

The 60-day legislative session in Santa Fe is still a few weeks away, but lawmakers are already crafting laws New Mexico residents will need to keep an eye on. Among the proposed bills is a massive ...

 

Reason for season rediscovered

The weather in Quay County has not contributed to the feeling that Christmas is upon us. To be sure, I’m not complaining about that, but here we are...

 

Pair of champions

Two members of the Tucumcari wrestling team won championships and a third finished runner-up during the 18-team Rattler Invitational on Saturday at...

 

Texico tops Rattlers

The state-ranked Texico boys basketball team owned a size advantage against Tucumcari and used it during a 64-45 victory Thursday at the Snake Pit....

 

Tucumcari girls suffer first loss of season

The Tucumcari girls basketball team made a few difficult shots but also missed a few easy ones, and that proved crucial during its first loss of the...

 

Logan girls take title in tourney

Karli Webb hit a game-winning shot with eight seconds remaining to lift the Logan girls basketball team to a 34-33 victory Saturday over the host team in the title game of the Clayton Tournament....

 

Logan boys take first loss at tournament

The Logan boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season during a 74-68 decision to the host team Saturday in the championship game of the Clayton Tournament. Chase Earle led the...

 

Trio from Tucumcari earn all-district honors

Three players from the Tucumcari football team recently earned all-district honors. The three Rattlers named to the honor in Class 3A District 4 were: • Kaleb Hayes, offensive tackle and defensive...

 

Five players named to all-district volleyball team

Five players from the Class 1A state champion Logan volleyball team recently were named to the all-district team, and two more from Grady/San Jon also received the honor. Local players who made the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Former resident trying for hall of fame

A former Tucumcari resident is trying to help her alma mater get inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next year. Glenda Miller, who lived in Tucumcari with her husband, Bob...

 

Pages past - Dec. 9

On this date ... 1968: Tomorrow is the deadline for entries in San Jon’s Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored by the San Jon Civic Club. The contest offers an electrical appliance from the Farmers...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 19

The following calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Communications Center from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16: Monday • 9:45 a.m.: Fraud in 1200 block of East Main Street, Tucumcari. • 9:53 a.m.: Dis...

 

Jail logs - Dec. 19

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16: • Steven Abeita, 37, Albuquerque, driving while license suspended or revoked. • Caroline Gay Bailey,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

New Mexico Racing Commission schedules Friday special meeting

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Friday morning, but the commission is unlikely to award a sixth horse-racing license during the meeting. Three...

 

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