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Articles from the December 22, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 22, 2021

City officials discuss cannabis ordinance

Tucumcari city commissioners discussed the city’s apparently flawed cannabis ordinance with an attorney who flagged it during a two-hour work session Thursday and will convene for a special work ses...

 

Incumbent wins card draw to keep seat

HOUSE - Incumbent Anita Allen won a card draw against challenger Steve Foust on Dec. 13 to keep her spot on the House village board after their race...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

26th COVID-19 death reported

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the 26th death from COVID-19 in Quay County since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victim was a man in his 60s who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

San Jon, Tucumcari among STEM winners

Teams from Tucumcari's and San Jon's high schools were among 30 winners in the recent third annual New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge. Each student...

 

Three days until Christmas

Depending on how one views it, as of the date on today’s newspaper, there are at most only three shopping days left until Christmas. I remember stores posting signs showing the number of shopping...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Gas company requests rate increase

New Mexico Gas Co. last week submitted a request to state regulators to raise rates in 2023 that would increase residential bills an average of $5.63 a month. The company, which serves Tucumcari,...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Three die in rollover

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...

 

Pages past - Dec. 22

On this date ... 1971: Three reports of a theft of Christmas lights were given to police within four minutes of each other on Dec. 21. Three households on the city’s south side reported someone had...

 

Menus - Dec. 22

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Severe winds reported across New Mexico

A gust of 76 mph east of Tucumcari was reported amid severe winds reported Wednesday throughout much of New Mexico. According to trained weather spotters for the National Weather Service, the 76 mph...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

School board bids farewell to president at meeting

The finale for the outgoing president of the Tucumcari Public Schools board of education was a short one — a meeting of barely 10 minutes. Leif Gray, president of the board, did not run for...

 

Build Back Better plan built on deception

The true cost of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is emerging, and it isn’t pretty. Nor is it fully paid for, as the president and Democrats contend. The Congressional Budget...

 

US's Constitution was a mistake

There can be a difference between what a person likes and what they are willing to force on others. Most of my preferences lean conservative: liberty, family, and keeping government out of my life....

 

Christmas a paradoxical holiday

Christmas is exhausting. These days, as a man teetering on old age and living alone most of the time, I’m just not motivated to get all dressed up for these holidays. My adult kids are having their...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Board votes to extend superintendent's contract

The San Jon school board last week voted to extend superintendent Janet Gladu’s contract by another year. Gladu’s contract now will expire on June 30, 2024. The vote by board members during their...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Siblings top finishers in local spelling bee

A brother-and-sister duo were the top finishers last week in Tucumcari Elementary School's annual spelling bee. Maleah Alderete, a fifth-grader, won...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

License renewals due

The Quay County Clerk’s Office last week announced it had mailed notices to renew existing county occupational licenses. Any business located outside the City of Tucumcari or villages of Logan, San...

 

Jail log - Dec. 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20: • Kelly D. Casteel, 44, Tucumcari, probation violation. • Willie Gomez Hearvy Jr., 34, Yuma, Arizona,...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19: Monday • 1:24 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 400 block of West Charles Avenue, Tucumcari...

 

Lady Rattlers fall to Tatum

The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 2-2 last week, including a fourth-place finish at the Citizens Bank Classic tournament at Texico. The...

 

Wrestlers take third at Rattler Invitational

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished in a surprise third place on Saturday at its 10-team Rattler Invitational tournament, the Rattlers' best finish...

 

Rattlers take win from Chaparral

The Tucumcari boys basketball team salvaged a rugged week with a 37-26 victory Saturday over Chaparral in the consolation bracket of the Citizens...

 

Area students earn all-state honors

Tucumcari senior Khobie Salvador was named to the second team as a defensive lineman to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 3A all-state football selections last week. Also,...

 

Logan girls suffer first loss

The Logan girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with a 53-29 non-district road loss Friday at Boise City, Oklahoma. Logan coach Glynna Strand said her team saw three of its start...

 

San Jon boys notch first victory of season

The San Jon boys basketball team notched its first victory of the season by edging the junior varsity team at Wildorado, Texas, by a 19-18 score on Thursday. Coyotes coach John Wootton said in a...

 

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