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More than 180 attend screening

More than 180 people attended a Route 66 documentary screening Thursday night at Tucumcari’s Odeon Theatre that served as a fundraiser to help...

 By Steve Hansen    News    October 23, 2019 

House candidates weigh in

Two of the three positions for the House school board on the Nov. 5 ballot are contested with challengers facing off against incumbents in both races. William “Clint” Runyan, Position 4, is... Full story

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Logan candidates answer questions

Two of the three open seats for the Logan school board are contested for the Nov. 5 election, with three candidates for each. Toby Jon Willis, Edward L. Johnson and Kyle Don Perez are competing... Full story

 By Staff report    News    October 23, 2019 

Restaurant sets tentative opening for December

Mama T’s restaurant of Logan has set a tentative reopening date of early December in the historic Whiskey: The Road to Ruin building. Mama T’s general manager Brian Cox said Friday during a... Full story


Calendar - Oct. 23

• Friday — CYFD Trunk or Treat. CYFD is partnering with local law-enforcement agencies and community partners to make this a spooktacular time from 4 to 6 p.m. All participants must enter at the...


Pages past - Oct. 23

On this date ... 1969: Rain contributed to at least four traffic accidents in Tucumcari. A crash west of San Jon also injured a woman from Beloit, Wisconsin. She was traveling 2.6 miles west of San...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Mesalands changes test policy

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on Oct. 15 unanimously changed its admissions policy so non-graduates of high schools no longer are required to take aptitude tests. College...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Tucumcari man jailed on seven criminal counts

A Tucumcari man was jailed on seven criminal counts, including two felonies, after he was accused of trying to choke a woman and threatened to stab her dog and burn down her house. Nicolas Garcia,...

 By Staff report    News    October 23, 2019 

Man sentenced to three years probation

A district judge on Wednesday sentenced a Tucumcari man to three years of probation and other conditions after he was convicted of stabbing another man at a convenience store. Judge Albert Mitchell...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Teen sentenced to 16 years in prison

Rejecting a defense attorney’s pleas for a conditional discharge so his client could join the military, a Tucumcari district court judge on Oct. 15 sentenced an Albuquerque teen to 16 years behind...

 By Staff report    News    October 23, 2019 

Colorado woman receives 18-month sentence in chase

A Colorado woman received an 18-month sentence in prison for her role in a high-speed car chase through Tucumcari in May where police officers were shot at after the vehicle she was driving crashed. D...


Menus - Oct. 23

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


Jail log - Oct. 23

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19: • Audria Maxine Hammonds, 41, Tucumcari, municipal charge (not listed). • Craig Allen Snider, 60,...


Police blotter - Oct. 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20: Monday • 8:14 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 500 block of South Eighth Street,...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 23, 2019 

Tax board resolves shortfall concerns

Concerns last month by the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board over a sudden shortfall in lodgers tax revenue were resolved Wednesday when it was revealed the mail service had lost a tax-revenue check by one...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

County looks ahead to road study

The Quay County board of commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a motion to a place a resolution on a future meeting agenda to give $10,000 to help pay for an engineering study for a proposed... Full story

 By Steve Hansen    News    October 16, 2019

Improvements on way

The way has been paved for the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center to receive long-awaited improvements to its kitchen, electrical system, service entrance and driveway. The Tucumcari City Commission on...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

Paranormal experience

Several paying guests and members of a paranormal team experienced something peculiar during their visits Saturday night at the Tucumcari Historical...

 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 16, 2019

Yesway to acquire Allsup's

CLOVIS — After months of rumors, Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc. told its employees Oct. 8 an equity firm that operates Iowa-based convenience store chain Yesway is acquiring it. The deal for...


Jail log - Oct. 16

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12: • Paul James Mead, 50, Tucumcari, driving under the influence of liquor (impaired; first offense) and...


Calendar - Oct. 16

• Wednesday — New Mexico MainStreet Leadership Network Meeting. The meeting from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. will focus on Economic Vitality — the “Roadmap to Revitalization” of the Main Street...


Menus - Oct. 16

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with ham and 6-inch whole-grain tortilla, jalapeno fire-roasted salsa, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Teriyaki chicken with brown rice, egg and ch...


Pages past - Oct. 16

1969: The Future Homemakers of America recently held its District IX Convention at San Jon High School. A total of 160 members and advisers from Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan, Grady, Fort Sumner, Melrose...

 By Staff report    News    October 16, 2019

Pecan production forecast high

Pecan production in New Mexico is forecast at a record-high 97 million pounds, a 6% increase from 2018. The forecast was included in the October 2019 Crop Production Report released by the United...

 By Ron Warnick    News    October 16, 2019

Lake proposal met with skepticism

The state wants to partner with Ducks Unlimited to refill Tucumcari Lake with water and revitalize it as a refuge for ducks and other wildlife. However, a couple of officials with the Arch Hurley...


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