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 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021 

'Bands' requests $300K for Season 2

City officials seemed receptive to granting a $300,000 lodgers tax funds request last week from the producers of “Bands of Enchantment: Tucumcari Sessions” so they could shoot a second season of... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021 

Tucumcari receives fire rating downgrade

Tucumcari homeowners likely will see an increase in their insurance premiums this fall due to a fire-protection rating downgrade. The city manager expressed optimism it will have its previous rating r... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021 

New murals painted

Two new murals were painted on buildings last week that are part of a larger effort to bring more art and economic development to Tucumcari, with a mu...

 

Pages past - Sept. 15

On this date ... 1971: Tucumcari’s present school enrollment was 2,233, which was 60 fewer than the previous school year, according to superintendent Dave York. Total enrollment in kindergarten was... Full story

 

Menus - Sept. 15

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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 

Calendar - Sept. 15

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Friday — Fired Up Friday. The final Fired Up Friday will feature a fiery performance at 8 p.m. by Odd Lab, a mainstay of previous...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    September 15, 2021 

Water, wastewater projects top ICIP

Water and wastewater projects led Tucumcari’s annual Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) for the years 2023 to 2027. The city commission approved the five-year plan at its regular...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 15, 2021 

Man's body found on frontage road near Bard

New Mexico State Police are investigating after a man’s body was found on a frontage road Sept. 6 near Bard. The as-yet-unidentified man was found in the roadway near a trench about milepost 361...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021 

Quay approves ICIP adoption resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a resolution to adopt its $14.5 million Infrastructure Capital Improvements Plan for the 2023 through 2027 fiscal years. The plan serves as a guide for th...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 15, 2021 

Batteries stolen from county vehicle

For a second time, someone swiped batteries from a Quay County Road Department vehicle. According to a report from the Quay County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Dennis Garcia was sent the morning of...

 

Jail log - Sept. 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 3 to Sept. 12: • Justin Bradley, 32, San Antonio, Texas, warrant from other counties or states. • Jason Arthur...

 

Police blotter - Sept. 15

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12: Monday • 3:31 a.m.: Shots fired in 100 block of West Gamble Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 15, 2021 

County sees slight decrease in virus cases

Quay County saw a slight decrease of COVID-19 cases last week with 35 confirmed cases, according to the state’s Department of Health, including four on Friday. Nearly all the cases were in the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 15, 2021 

Tax board delays action on fee increase recommendation

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday delayed action to recommend an increase for Tucumcari Convention Center fees until its next meeting Oct. 6, when a more concrete proposal is...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 15, 2021 

Woman dies in crash west of Tucumcari

A Phoenix woman died in a single-vehicle crash last week on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, Catalina Blanco Hernandez, 59, died at a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 8, 2021

Census: Tucumcari's population drops

Tucumcari’s population dropped slightly during the 2020 census compared to 10 years ago, but its percentage decline was smaller compared to many of the city’s previous census counts. The actual... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    September 8, 2021

San Jon school boss files for trustee position

The superintendent of San Jon Municipal Schools last week filed as a write-in candidate for one of two open positions on the village’s board of trustees for the Nov. 3 election. Another candidate...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 8, 2021

Museum sees increase in visitors

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a recent storm that damaged a storage building, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum director Loni Monahan is smiling p...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 8, 2021

Numbers show tentative plateau in virus cases

Quay County and New Mexico showed tentative signs the latest surge of coronavirus cases was plateauing or possibly slowing. Quay County saw 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 last week, according to the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 8, 2021

Appliance store changing hands

Tucumcari's only home appliance store is undergoing its first ownership change in nearly a half-century. Love's Appliance Sales & Service at 117...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 8, 2021

Quay County On the Move hosting scavenger hunt

Quay County On the Move is inviting residents to spend an afternoon exploring Tucumcari’s four museums from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 as part of a scavenger hunt. Venues participating are the New Mexico...

 

Pages past - Sept. 8

On this date ... 1971: Gov. Bruce King attended and gave a speech at the New Mexico Municipal League and Urban Renewal Association conferences in Tucumcari. The governor and his entourage arrived at...

 

Calendar - Sept. 8

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Sept. 17 — Fired Up Friday. The final Fired Up Friday will feature a fiery performance by Odd Lab, a mainstay of previous Fired Up fe...

 

Menus - Sept. 8

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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    September 8, 2021

Longtime Grady mayor dies at 81

GRADY — Wesley Shafer, Grady's longtime mayor, died Aug. 29 at the age of 81. "Mayor Shafer was a dedicated and supportive leader in the Village of Grady, who was extremely knowledgeable in...

 

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