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 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

Tucumcari man accused of solicitation

A Tucumcari man remains in federal custody after he was accused of trying to solicit sex acts from two underage children. An undercover FBI agent...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023 

County's suicide deaths drop in 2021

Quay County’s deaths by suicide decreased to a more normal level in 2021 after the county experienced a big increase during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

MCC president gets four-year extension

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week unanimously approved a four-year extension for the college's president. The action came...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

About 60 local officials attend Quay Day

About 60 officials from all corners of Quay County attended the annual Quay Day event Wednesday in Santa Fe as the New Mexico Legislature convened for its 60-day session. Quay County manager Daniel Za...

 

Menus - Jan. 25

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with ham, whole-wheat toast, mini bagels with strawberry cream cheese, fresh banana, apple juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Cobb...

 

Calendar - Jan. 25

• Feb. 11 — Diamondback STEM Paint Night & Cornhole tournament. The Tucumcari Elks Lodge is hosting a fundraiser for Tucumcari’s Diamondback STEM team from 4 to 8 p.m. The paint event is $25...

 

Pages past - Jan. 25

On this date ... 1973: Thousands of people lined the streets of Washington, D.C., for the funeral of 36th president Lyndon Baines Johnson. Borne on a creaking Army caisson, Johnson was accompanied by...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

San Jon Schools OKs audit report

The San Jon Municipal Schools board approved its annual audit for fiscal year 2022, which showed healthy finances but also two significant deficiencies that detailed shortcomings in the district’s...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 25, 2023 

Woman recovers dog missing for 2 years

An Albuquerque woman recovered her dog Saturday after it went missing almost two years ago, thanks to a microchip implanted in the animal and a Quay C...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

County's COVID cases drop by half

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Quay County were cut in half last week and began to mirror the general decline in New Mexico observed over the past few weeks. The county’s number of cases last week was...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

TPS board OKs adding powerlifting

The Tucumcari Public Schools board approved the addition of powerlifting as an activity for next winter. Superintendent Aaron McKinney noted during the board’s Jan. 16 meeting that Logan and Santa...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 25, 2023 

Man convicted of local killings sentenced in Ohio murder

A South African man convicted of killing four people - including two in a Tucumcari motel room in 2011 - was sentenced Friday to life in prison...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22: Monday — 8:10 a.m.: Breaking and entering in 1200 block of South Fourth Street,...

 

Jail log - Jan. 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22: — Lupe Vallejo, 53, Amarillo, Texas, battery, disorderly conduct and contempt of court. — Billy Jack...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City given grant to repair pool

The City of Tucumcari received a $216,803 state grant to repair its municipal pool, which has been closed since 2019. The grant was one of 36...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

City OKs engineering for streetwork

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved $107,000 in engineering services related to future street repairs near downtown and the south side. Stantec Engineering will study what is required...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Logan given $4.9M grant for complex

LOGAN - The state last week awarded the Village of Logan a nearly $5 million grant to build a recreational and softball complex near Ute Lake State...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 18, 2023

Zamora: No abortions at new hospital

Quay County's manager said contrary to recent rumor, a new Dr. Daniel C. Trigg Memorial Hospital would not perform abortion procedures there. Daniel Z...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Tucumcari man held on robbery, other charges

A Tucumcari man will be jailed in the county lockup without bond after he was accused of robbing a woman and stabbing another. Raymond Pacheco, 59, is charged with robbery, aggravated battery against...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Former city manager hired at Mesalands

Mesalands Community College on Thursday announced former Tucumcari city manager Mark Martinez was hired as chief campus operations and procurement manager, replacing the recently retired Jim Morgan....

 

Pages past - Jan. 18

On this date ... 1973: The Tucumcari City Commission by a vote of 3-2 turned down a proposed ordinance by Mayor King Aitken that would have raised the pay of the mayor and commissioners to $3,000 a...

 

Menus - Jan. 18

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Bacon and cheese frittata cup, toast, assorted cereal, graham crackers, fresh banana, apple juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Ham and cheese...

 

Calendar - Jan. 18

• Saturday — Tucumcari Historical Museum field trip. A carpool will be leaving the museum at 8 a.m. to Fort Sumner, where participants will transfer to other vehicle to travel country roads to...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 18, 2023

Area PRC commissioner resigns

A former eastern New Mexico legislator appointed to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission resigned shortly before its first meeting after questions arose about his qualifications. Brian Moore,...

 

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