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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Two dead in Friday night shooting

Police cars and ambulances swarmed to the Pizza Hut in Tucumcari after a shooting there Friday night that left two Tucumcari men dead in an apparent...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 11, 2019 

Neon sign ordinance rejected

An ordinance designed to encourage preservation of Tucumcari’s neon-lit Route 66 history was rejected before it could receive further consideration Thursday as Tucumcari City Commissioners voted to... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

New and old

A new Christmas event - if a horse-drawn carriage can be called new - mixed with an old favorite, the annual Parade of Lights, over the weekend in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

County approves mental health agreement

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved an agreement with the county’s adult detention center and Mental Health Resources Inc. of Tucumcari that likely will add thousands of dollars in costs... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Lawmaker shares thoughts on session

Veteran state Sen. Pete Campos foresees a lot of new infrastructure spending by a cash-flush New Mexico Legislature when its 30-day session resumes...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 11, 2019 

TV show crew asking for leads in Quay

The crew from the History Channel's "American Pickers" is asking for leads in Quay County for its reality-television show when it comes to New Mexico...

 

Pages past - Dec. 11

On this date ... 1969: The Tucumcari Daily News appealed to the public to buy undergarments and other small gifts for 23 developmentally disabled women at the Peterson Home. The newspaper set up a... Full story

 

Calendar - Dec. 11

• Friday — Night of Praise. The Father’s Forge Church will have a children’s performance, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, music and refreshments starting at 7 p.m. 622 S. Lake St.,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 11, 2019 

Tucumcari man avoids animal cruelty conviction

A Tucumcari man avoided a conviction on a felony animal-abuse charge after a Quay County jury deadlocked and failed to reach a verdict Wednesday...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 11, 2019 

Tucumcari graduate dies at 81

Bill Maddox, a Tucumcari graduate who became a longtime news anchor in the Lubbock, Texas, television market, died Dec. 3. He was 81. According to a story by his longtime employer, KAMC-TV in...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 11, 2019 

Tax board fund reallocation proposed

Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board vice president and secretary Al Patel made a formal proposal during its meeting Wednesday to reallocate the board's promotion and executive funds that would free...

 

Menus - Dec. 11

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Strawberry yogurt parfait, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Ham and cheese chef salad, chicken nuggets, honey...

 

Jail log - Dec. 11

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9: • Bernadine Gutierrez, 57, Logan, felony contempt of court. • Jose Juan Quintero-Garcia, 44, Tucumcari,...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 11

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8: Monday • 12:23 p.m.: Drug or narcotic paraphernalia at Eighth Street and Laughlin Avenue,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

San Jon rejects sports tri-op

SAN JON — The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees unanimously voted to reject a sports cooperative agreement with Grady and House during a special meeting Nov. 26. “We’re on our own,... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

Police investigate shooting at Pizza Hut that leaves 2 dead

Police cars and ambulances swarmed to the Pizza Hut in Tucumcari after a shooting there Friday night that left two Tucumcari men dead in an apparent...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 4, 2019

Area spared worst of winter storm

Tucumcari and Quay County largely were spared the brunt of a winter storm that moved through the region during the travel rush of the Thanksgiving holiday. About 2 inches of snow fell in Tucumcari by... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 4, 2019

Merry-making

The inaugural edition of a Very Merry Tucumcari on Saturday also could be described as a Very Busy, Very Blustery Tucumcari. Before a tree-lighting ce...

 

Calendar - Dec. 4

• Wednesday — Quay County Family Health Clinic open house. This event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tucumcari clinic. For more information, call (575) 461-2200. 1302 E. Main St., Tucumcari... Full story

 

Menus - Dec. 4

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast, bagel with strawberry cream cheese, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: no data available. Thursday — Breakfast: Pork...

 

Pages past - Dec. 4

On this date ... 1969: Two accidents were reported on U.S. 66 east of Tucumcari. A serviceman from Norfolk, Virginia, was injured 1.3 miles east of Endee when the left front tire blew, causing his car...

 

Jail log - Dec. 4

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1: • Rachael Carpenter, 37, Santa Fe, contempt of court. • Nicolas Alexander Garcia, 31, Logan, felony...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 4

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1: Monday • 1:24 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage between mile markers 311 and 312,...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 27, 2019

Ron Wilmot dies at age 68

Ron Wilmot, a former publisher of the Quay County Sun, a former manager of the Tucumcari Convention Center and a longtime staffer in the Tucumcari...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    November 27, 2019

Housing authority decision delayed

The Tucumcari Housing Authority board Thursday delayed a decision on whether to turn over the management of the city's public housing to federal...

 

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