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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

Inflation, COVID blunt Reunion crowds

General price inflation and a recent flareup of COVID-19 cases in the region blunted attendance last week at the annual Rattler Reunion for Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

Projects list includes $25M for new hospital

Quay County commissioners on Monday approved an Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan from 2024 to 2028 that includes a $25 million request to fund a new hospital in Tucumcari at the top of the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

Gone but not forgotten

It look nearly 80 years, but little Jimmie Rudolfo Solano finally has a headstone at his grave in Tucumcari Memorial Park cemetery. Jimmie, who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

Quay County Fair to be without a carnival again

The Quay County Fair in Tucumcari resumes this week as it has for more than a century in Tucumcari, but this will be the third straight year it will lack a carnival. The fair on the city’s west...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

GOP candidate for Congress stops in Tucumcari

Due to redistricting making the 3rd Congressional District more conservative-friendly, the National Republican Congressional Committee is pumping...

 

Pages past - Aug. 10

On this date ... 1972: A total of 32 school bus drivers from Quay County participated in the annual New Mexico Transportation Institute this week. Drivers from Tucumcari included Ernest Arguello,...

 

Calendar - Aug. 10

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Wednesday-Saturday — Quay County Fair. Livestock shows will run daily, and home-arts entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon on...

 

Menus - Aug. 10

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 575-...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

Signs emerge of slowdown in coronavirus cases

Quay County and New Mexico last week each displayed signs of a slowdown with the latest surge of coronavirus cases. Quay County recorded 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 last week. That compares to 30 c...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

City OKs contract for legal services

The Tucumcari City Commission during a special meeting last week approved a contract for legal services with an attorney who helped make corrections with the city’s cannabis ordinance earlier this y...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

Cannabis sales hit record levels in July

Cannabis sales hit record level of more than $40 million in July in New Mexico, and Tucumcari saw record numbers, as well. A news release Thursday from a spokeswoman for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham st...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

More than 50 compete in Quay County 4-H Rodeo

A total of 56 4-H members from more than a dozen New Mexico counties, including Quay County, participated on July 29-30 in the Quay County 4-H Rodeo at the Quay County Fairgrounds in Tucumcari....

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

About 50 attend Kirksey Center's yearly Field Day

Nearly 50 people attended the annual Field Day last week at the New Mexico State University Rex E. Kirksey Agricultural Science Center in northeast...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

Second Nara Visa motorcyclist dies in crash

A second Nara Visa motorcyclist has died in three days in separate traffic accidents. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, officers were dispatched about 9 p.m. Aug. 1 to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

TPS board leaves alone revised dress code

The Tucumcari Public Schools board during a special meeting last week chose to let the district’s revised dress code stand after hearing from coaches and other sponsors of extra-curricular...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

Wellborn Pharmacy takes on new place, new name

New place, new name. Wellborn Pharmacy last Monday closed its South Second Street location of about 60 years near downtown, moved to a bigger site on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 10, 2022 

Woman donates contents of parents' house for fire relief

Barbara Copeland is 88 years old, suffers from diabetes, is fitted with a pacemaker for her heart and admits she's fighting the effects of old age....

 

Jail log - Aug. 10

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7: — Lisa Greenwood, 61, Tucumcari, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, concealing identity and...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 10

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 25 to Aug. 7: July 25 — 4:16 a.m.: Prowler ion 1100 block of South Fourth Street, Tucumcari. — 5:07...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 10, 2022 

Man drowns in Ute Lake trying to rescue son

An Oklahoma man drowned at Ute Lake State Park in Logan on Saturday afternoon while trying to rescue his 11-year-old son who was struggling in the waters. A good Samaritan saved the child. Sebastian...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 3, 2022

City settles on $1.50 raises for workers

A divided Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday settled on $1.50-an-hour raises for all city employees for fiscal year 2023 after considering $2.50-an-hour hikes for those workers or exclusively...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 3, 2022

Rattler Reunion seeks to draw '500 or more'

After unexpectedly large attendance last year, organizers for the 51st Rattler Reunion are hoping to piggyback on that success and draw even larger numbers of Tucumcari High School alumni this week....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 3, 2022

Lodgers board urges bid for music grant program

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board voted last week to recommend up to $20,000 to participate in the New Mexico Music Commission’s new cost-share grant program. Carlos Medina of Santa Fe,...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 3, 2022

Health Council offers 'stress buster' workshop

The Quay County Health Council is hosting a community presentation this week by Brenda Bishop on ways to deal with stress. With county fair, getting in that last summer trip, back-to-school activities...

 

Calendar - Aug. 3

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Thursday — Stress Buster Workshop. The Quay County Health Council will help you learn ways to reduce stress with this fast-paced...

 

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