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 By Ron Warnick    News    May 11, 2022 

County appoints rep on Ute Pipeline project

Quay County Commissioners on Monday approved former longtime Logan village administrator Larry Wallin as an official representative to monitor future construction of the Ute Pipeline Project and hear...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 11, 2022 

Officials want more pay for city workers

Tucumcari city commissioners came to a consensus last week that any money available in the forthcoming budget should boost salaries for city workers. Infrastructure and equipment needs also ranked...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 11, 2022 

Filmmaker may use Princess Theatre

A filmmaker told the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday he is investigating the possibility of using the long-closed Princess Theatre i...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 11, 2022 

GOP race likely decides who becomes sheriff

Whoever wins the Republican primary election next month for Quay County sheriff almost certainly will capture the office in one fell swoop, as no opposition candidate from the Democratic Party has...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 11, 2022 

County goes second week without cases

No cases of COVID-19 were reported in Quay County for the second straight week. The total number in the county since the pandemic began in spring 2020 stood at 2,003. According to state epidemiology... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    May 11, 2022 

Tucumcari sees $181,000 in pot sales in first month

Tucumcari recorded more than $181,000 in cannabis sales in April, the first month recreational marijuana could be legally sold in New Mexico. More than $147,000 in those sales were listed as adult... Full story

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Pages past - May 11

On this date ... 1972: Seven funnel clouds were sighted in the Nara Visa region yesterday. Six remained aloft, but a seventh stayed on the ground for several minutes. At Floyd Whatley’s residence... Full story

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Menus - May 11

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...

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Calendar - May 11

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • May 10 — Women’s Day of Health. Services will include well women’s checks, sexual transmitted diseases screening and diabetic...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 11, 2022 

Local DAR honors two women

Last month, the Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored two residents for their Women In History Award. Freddie Kirksey, nominated by Paula Jordan, and Barbara Copeland,...

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Police blotter - May 11

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 2 to May 8: Monday — 9:18 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 300 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. — 12:47...

 
 News    May 11, 2022 

Jail log - May 11

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 2 to May 6: — Skyler Cail Copeland, 22, Conchas Dam, conspiracy to commit criminal damage to the property of a household...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 4, 2022

Tucumcari considers bond issue for city pool

A resident's complaint about the city's swimming pool remaining closed and a commissioner's response prompted the Tucumcari City Commission and its...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Wildfire threatens village of House

A grass fire estimated at more than 5,000 acres burned to the edge of the southern Quay County village of House on Friday, causing numerous residents to flee and prompting the school to delay its... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 4, 2022

Rawhide still rollin'

It was like Tucumcari Rawhide Days never went away. The annual festival that pays tribute to western lifestyles and the "Rawhide" television drama of...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Rockin' Route 66 canceled again

The Rockin’ Route 66 festival in Tucumcari, usually scheduled in late June, has been canceled for a third straight year. The announcement of the cancellation was posted on the music festival’s... Full story

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Pages past - May 4

On this date ... 1972: Two escaped prisoners from Kansas arrested in connection with the abduction and shooting of Quay County sheriff’s deputy Travis Haynes of Ragland were arraigned before... Full story

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Calendar - May 4

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday-Saturday — First Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale. The fellowship hall next to the church will be open for the sale from 9...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

Menus - May 4

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Farmers Electric names new CEO

The Farmers’ Electric Cooperative board of trustees recently selected Antonio Sanchez Jr. as the cooperative’s new CEO. Sanchez was selected from more than 30 candidates and will report to the...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Airport gets $1.3M grant

Tucumcari Municipal Airport will receive a $1.3 million grant from the state Department of Transportation to increase its refueling capacity for airplanes. The funds will be used to build new fuel...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Man accused of fleeing police at 90 mph on streets

A Tucumcari man stands accused of leading police on a chase at speeds of over 90 mph on city streets and striking a parked vehicle before he was arrested at gunpoint by city police. Adam Manuel...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

K-Bob's making return to Tucumcari

K-Bob’s Steakhouse is returning to its old location in Tucumcari after a three-year absence. K-Bob’s conducted a job fair Thursday at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce office. John Rin...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

MCC chief to pursue a Union County Learning Center

The Mesalands Community College board of directors on Thursday authorized its president, Gregg Busch, to collaborate with Clayton-area officials to establish a college-level Union County Learning...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 4, 2022

Tuesday is deadline to register to vote for primary

Next Tuesday is the deadline for New Mexico residents to register to vote for the June 7 primary election. That also is the day that early voting begins for the primary, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early...

 

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