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 By Steve Hansen    News    July 17, 2019 

Code of conduct gets nod

A proposed code of conduct for Tucumcari city government elected officials and employees Thursday received a nod from the city commission to be published, but with some enforcement provisions...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

One year on the job

John Groesbeck last Tuesday marked his one-year anniversary as president of Mesalands Community College. He did nothing special to mark the occasion....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

Public invited to weigh in on Conchas Lodge

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for opinions on what to do with the long-closed Conchas Lodge on the south side of Conchas Lake. Three...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Calendar - July 17

• Friday — St. Anne’s Parish Fiesta Raffle. Each $100 ticket entitles two to attend a Cajun shrimp boil dinner and raffle with a top prize of $5,000. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets may...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

Condolences issued to singer's family

The killing of Tejano singer Ernestine Romero in a murder-suicide Thursday in Santa Fe saddened many music fans across New Mexico, including those in Tucumcari anticipating a show at the Knights of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

Route 66, signs museum's focus

Route 66 and its historic neon signs will be the focus of the Tucumcari Historical Museum’s latest special day Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary. “Neon and Route 66 Businesses Past and...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Menus - July 17

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Lasagna, honey glazed carrots, garlic bread, orange, oatmeal cookie. Thursday — Pork ribs, corn, broccoli, wheat bread with margarine, pear cobbler. Friday ...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

Tax board discusses clarifying oversight

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday discussed the need to clarify the city’s oversight of an Albuquerque marketing firm recently rehired to boost area tourism. The city in 2018...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 17, 2019 

7-year-old donates hair to patient

Seven-year-old Dantez Sena of Tucumcari had been thinking for a while about cutting his 30-inch-long hair for the first time because it was getting in...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 17, 2019 

Logan FFA member takes top prize in speech

A member of the Logan FFA chapter recently won the top prize in a prepared-speech competition at the state convention in Las Cruces. Micah Lightfoot...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 17, 2019 

Quay County 4-H compete at state

Fourteen Quay County 4-H members traveled to Las Cruces to compete at the New Mexico State 4-H Conference from July 8 to July 11. They participated in...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Jail log - July 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 8 to July 14: • Michael Lucero, 47, Tucumcari, falsely obtaining services (over $20,000). • Pablo Mares, 34,...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Police blotter - July 17

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 1 to July 14: July 1 • 10:27 a.m.: Arrest in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 11:33...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Pages past - July 17

On this date ... 1969: Apollo 11’s astronauts sped unerringly today on their epic journey to walk on the moon. Russia’s unmanned Luna 15 already is orbiting there in an apparent bold bid to beat...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 10, 2019

Farmers market to open Saturday

The growing Tucumcari Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday with at least two new vendors and activities for children and adults. Organizers for the market at Wailes Park will ring the bell at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 10, 2019

Woman accused of assault, battery

A Tucumcari woman was jailed last week following a seven-count complaint, including three felonies, where she was accused of kicking two police officers and an emergency-room technician. Maria Eleana...

 

Calendar - July 10

• Saturday — Tucumcari Farmers Market. Get the freshest locally grown produce at the Tucumcari farmers market from 10 am to noon. EBT credits are applicable. The farmers market also is from 5:30 t...

 

Menus - July 10

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chile, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, peaches. Thursday — Hidden chicken legs, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 10, 2019

Retiring the flag

On the morning of the Fourth of July, American flags were cut apart and burned in Tucumcari. But it wasn't an act of desecration or protest. It was...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 10, 2019

Commission votes to approve new lobbyist contract

A divided Quay County Commission on Monday voted 2-1 to approve a new contract with a Curry County-based lobbyist that would pay the firm $1,000 monthly instead of an annual deal. District I...

 

Pages past - July 10

On this date ... 1969: In Cape Kennedy, Florida, a leak was discovered in the Apollo 11 booster rocket today, and troubleshooters climbed into its...

 

Jail log - July 10

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 1 to July 4: • William Fugett, 49, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Michael Romero, 40, Tucumcari, municipal charge...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Old times in the air

Old-time rock 'n' roll music filled the air of Tucumcari over the weekend, and the people who attended the inaugural Rockin' Route 66 festival filled...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Officials hear health statistics

Quay County commissioners learned during their meeting Friday from state Department of Health officials that Quay County saw an increase in teen obesity, suicides and adult non-vaccination rates but...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 3, 2019

Quay County set for three fireworks displays

Quay County residents will have three opportunities this week to observe Independence Day fireworks displays. Tucumcari will host its annual fireworks show the night of July 4, Logan will host a...

 

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