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Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Tucumcari's mayor abruptly retires

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield unexpectedly announced her immediate resignation, citing health reasons, at the end of Thursday night’s city commission meeting. Litchfield, 76, who represents...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Judge signals she'll grant appeal of racino decision

An Albuquerque district judge indicated during a hearing last week she would grant an appeal by Coronado Partners to contest the New Mexico Racing Commission’s rejection of an application to build...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Logan's only bank closes

LOGAN - At noon Friday, one teller locked the front door while another taped a piece of paper on its glass, stating the New Mexico Bank & Trust...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

San Jon mulls option of building new school

SAN JON — Members of the San Jon Municipal Schools board heard from its bond adviser how a new, $28 million school could be built with relatively low amounts of district funds but require a four-yea...

 

The reason for the season

This Sunday is Christmas (in case you missed that). Although you’ve probably heard or read the accounts of Jesus’ birth multiple times recently, read them again because you might learn something...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 21, 2022

MCC receives $2.7M for nursing program

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a $2 million endowment and another $700,000 for supplemental faculty salaries and equipment — both for its forthcoming nursing program....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 21, 2022

Arch Hurley chooses interim board member

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board of directors appointed an interim municipal board member after a second applicant for the position unexpectedly dropped out of consideration. The board...

 

Pages past - Dec. 21

On this date ... 1972: Tucumcari Student Council members were conducting a one-day, safe-holiday roadblock on Tucumcari Boulevard. Motorists were invited to stop inside the Tucumcari Information...

 

Menus - Dec. 21

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Mini bagels with strawberry cream cheese, assorted cereal, graham crackers, apple juice, orange juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Ham and cheese...

 

Calendar - Dec. 21

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Jan. 7 — Basic dog obedience lessons. Tucumcari MainStreet is hosting a six-week course on how to train a dog. Classes will meet...

 

Jail log - Dec. 21

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16: — Brian Nyameigo Mokaga, 31, McKinney, Texas, warrant from other counties or states. — Douglas C....

 

College president salary increase seems excessive

Incoming president of Northern New Mexico College, outgoing Attorney General Hector Balderas, will be paid more than his three predecessors. His incoming salary has been set by the college’s board o...

 

Censorship only drives evil into shadows

I’ve realized most people don’t understand freedom of speech. Not even experts. Having freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can force anyone to listen. It doesn’t mean you’ll escape consequenc...

 

Thank you, kids, for all the words

Every year about this time I get to be Santa’s editor helper. I clean up letters that children in Santa Rosa, Vaughn and Anton Chico write to him, for publication in my newspaper’s Letters to...

 

Letter to the editor - Dec. 21

Quay County will miss McCasland This month marked the last Quay County Commission meeting for Chairman Franklin McCasland, who has served on the commission for 16 of the last 20 years. He is term...

 

Lady Rattlers go to 6-1, land in top 10

The Tucumcari girls basketball team notched two more wins last week, improving to 6-1 and landing in the top 10 of the Class 3A rankings. The Lady...

 

Rattlers go 2-3 in busy week

The Tucumcari boys basketball team finished a disappointing 1-2 during the Citizens Bank Classic tournament at Texico but salvaged the weekend with a 56-45 win Saturday over Tatum. The finale ended a...

 

THS 6th at Rattler Invite

Nicholas Romero's second-place finish in the 121-pound weight class paced the Tucumcari boys wrestling team to a tie for sixth in the 14-team Rattler...

 

Strong, Burns earn all-state football honors

Logan inside linebacker Park Strong and defensive end Brock Burns each earned first-team honors when all-state selections in eight-man football were announced over the weekend by the New Mexico High...

 

Longhorns win their sixth in a row

The Logan boys basketball team won its sixth straight with a dominating 88-53 non-district victory Saturday over visiting Des Moines. The Longhorns (8-1) “came out on fire” in the first quarter,...

 

Lady Longhorns overpower Des Moines

Desta Rose scored 19 points to power the Logan girls basketball team to a 67-35 non-district victory Saturday over visiting Des Moines. Camryn Cantrell added 15 points for the Lady Longhorns, and...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 21, 2022

Tucumcari STEM team wins another honor

The Tucumcari High School STEM team recently received another honor, this time during the New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge. The Tucumcari students...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 21, 2022

COVID-19 cases decline in county, state

The total number of new COVID-19 cases in Quay County last week declined to 10 on Friday, compared to 15 during the previous week. The state of New Mexico also was seeing significant decreases in new...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 21

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 12 to Dec. 18: Monday — 7:59 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 500 block of South Second Street,...

 

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