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Articles from the December 26, 2018 edition

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 By Staff report    News    December 26, 2018

Year in review: 2018 started with loss of jobs, officials

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series reviewing Quay County's 2018. Next week's edition will include a report of May through...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Officials commit to awarding license

ALBUQUERQUE - With a request for an injunction still pending in a courtroom, the New Mexico Racing Commission on Friday refrained, as expected, from a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Tucumcari school board honors three

The Tucumcari school board during its regular meeting Dec. 17 honored three schoolteachers who earned “exemplary” evaluations. Board members and administrators applauded and presented plaques to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 26, 2018

Ken's Ice Cream and More closes

Ken's Ice Cream and More, a fixture along Tucumcari's Route 66 for decades, abruptly closed last week. The Facebook page for the restaurant at 1804...

 

Pages past - Dec. 26

On this date ... 1968: A Wheatland man, Frank D. Frost, 77, died instantly Christmas Day when his car was struck by a train three miles east of Tucumcari near U.S. 66. Witnesses and state police said...

 

Menus - Dec. 26

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, California vegetables, biscuit and margarine, strawberries and bananas. Thursday — Baked fish, tarter sauce,...

 

Jail log - Dec. 26

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 17 to Dec. 21: • Tami L. Davis, 45, Turkey, Texas, felony contempt of court and municipal charge (not listed). ...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 26

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 17-21: Monday • 7:05 a.m.: Domestic violence with no weapon in 6300 block of Cherokee Street,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 26, 2018

Officials approve billboard contracts

Billboards will continue to inform eastbound and westbound drivers on Interstate 40 about the attractions of Tucumcari, after the city commission approved three-year contracts with the respective...

 

Syria withdrawal gift to Russia

Merry Christmas, Vladimir! As much as I’d like my column this week to reflect the holiday spirit, events of last week, the week before Christmas, I think demand some urgent attention Last week,...

 

Heroes stand tall in 'war on truth'

SANTA ROSA — Could it be that Time magazine is abandoning the “great man” perspective on history, one in which larger-than-life individuals shape world events, for a “people’s history...

 

Let the 'Hope' notes stay up at river bridge

Several days ago, a group of teens and supporters led by River Johnson, 17, zip-tied handwritten, laminated notes of care along the Río Grande Gorge Bridge in hopes that someone on the verge of...

 

Taking a look at some 'firsts'

Picture this: A man pushing a bicycle through the library. Yes, that actually happened and right here in Tucumcari! A bystander asserted it must be a first. I can’t verify it as a first for all...

 

Tucumcari girls finish fourth

The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished fourth at the rugged Citizens Bank Tournament in Texico after losing 73-52 to Farwell in the third-place...

 

Rattlers fall to Robertson

With the myriad problems wracking the Tucumcari boys basketball team, it was a wonder it kept the game close at all during a 42-36 loss against...

 

Rattler wrestlers take wins on road

The Tucumcari wrestling team gained the upper hand in district competition with two dual victories Wednesday on the road against host St. Michael’s and Wingate. The Rattlers defeated St....

 

Logan boys triumph over Boise City

The Logan boys basketball team used two big scoring runs in the middle of the game to prevail 49-33 on Saturday over Boise City, Oklahoma. Dyson Day led the Longhorns (8-1) with 12 points, while...

 

Lady Longhorns win seventh in a row

The Logan girls basketball team won its seventh game in a row with a 51-43 victory Saturday at home over Boise City, Oklahoma. The Lady Longhorns improved to 9-1 overall, while the Wildcats dropped...

 

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