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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019 

Sheriff says he's open to 'red flag' bill

The sheriff who persuaded county commissioners Feb. 11 to adopt a resolution declaring Quay County a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” said days later he was open to possibly supporting a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 20, 2019 

Officials bank on racino

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday passed a resolution that would commit $240,000 in funds raised through existing gross-receipts taxes to street, water line and sewer line improvements to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019 

Racino license on commission meeting agenda

There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a sixth license is on the commission’s agenda for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019 

Tucumcari author remembered

Those who knew Debra Whittington said it seemed appropriate a reception after her funeral Thursday was held at her Dollhouse Bed and Breakfast in Tucu...

 

Calendar - Feb. 20

• Wednesday — Blood drive. Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is hosting a blood drive at agriculture building behind the auditorium at Tucumcari High School from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For...

 

Menus - Feb. 20

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Strawberry yogurt parfait, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese wrap, Spanish...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019 

Turbine topples amid high winds

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on...

 

Pages past - Feb. 20

On this date ... 1969: The “tool bandit” of Tucumcari struck again. City police are investigating $216 worth of tools stolen from Jene Klaverwiden’s Texaco gas station at First Street and...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019 

Poetry readings coming back

The Gallery Etc. is bringing poetry readings back to Tucumcari after a hiatus of more than three years and invites creative writers to register for a...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019 

Logan FFA teams place in contests

The Logan FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure Team recently finished second at the state contest and will be a runner-up to compete at the national competition. Logan competed against Fort Sumner,...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 20

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 17: Monday • 7:51 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at mile marker 104 of Highway 104,...

 

Jail log - Feb. 20

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14: • Joseph James Aragon, 33, Conchas Dam, felony contempt of court. • John Thomas Coston, 27, Tucumcari,...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019 

College requesting iron donations

Mesalands Community College is requesting donations of cast iron, such as radiators, bathtubs and sinks, for the 21st annual Iron Pour on March 10-16. These items must be breakable. Engine blocks...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019 

Man faces felony sex charges

A Tucumcari man faces four felony charges after being accused of having sexual contact with a child. Fernando Samaniego, 42, remained in the Quay County Detention Center on Monday morning after being...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 20, 2019 

Customer service training offered

Just in time for the beginning of tourist season, Quay County Extension Service, Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce and Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. are holding a customer-service...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Property tax renewal passes easily

Voters on Feb. 5 easily approved the Tucumcari school district's request to renew its two-mill capital-improvement property tax during Quay County's... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Commission adopts 'sanctuary' resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request to adopt a resolution declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” because of his...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Armory deal sealed

The New Mexico National Guard's loss became Mesalands Community College's gain - not that the Guard was complaining. The college took possession of...

 

Calendar - Feb. 13

• Saturday — Vintage Valentine Tea Party. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to this party. Don’t forget to dress up for the hat and costume contest; only the fanciest outfits will win. Cost is...

 

Menus - Feb. 13

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Barbecued chicken sandwich, egg...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 13, 2019

Racino back on agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its Feb. 21 meeting in Albuquerque. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the commission's board room at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Man back in jail on burglary charges

A Tucumcari man briefly jailed on drug- and stolen-property complaints landed back in the county lockup days after his release after witnesses and surveillance video reportedly caught him breaking int...

 

Pages past - Feb. 13

On this date ... 1969: Charles Marlow Preston, 52, a prominent businessman in Tucumcari, died when his single-engine Cessna 182 plane crashed after the engine failed about 30 miles southwest of Fort...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019

Tucumcari man gets 10 years in shooting

Bobby Lee Vandiver, 32, of Tucumcari was sentenced Wednesday in 10th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for shooting a man on the west side of Tucumcari last summer, prompting the closure...

 

Jury: Daycare workers guilty

PORTALES — Daycare workers who admitted to leaving two toddlers in a hot car in July 2017 were found guilty Tuesday of charges that could send them to prison for up to 36 years. Mary and Sandi...

 

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