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 By Staff report    News    October 16, 2019

Crews begin work on Mountain Road

Crews began Monday the reconstruction of the right line of Interstate 40’s westbound off-ramp at Tucumcari’s Mountain Road in a project that will last through mid- to late November. Crews are...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 16

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13: Monday • 12:20 a.m.: Disturbance at North Sixth Street and Turner Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

Suspect in chase accepts plea deal

One of the suspects accused of a high-speed police chase through Tucumcari and an attempted shooting of officers in May accepted a plea deal that...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

A haunting question

A few weeks before Halloween, a paranormal investigation team from Amarillo will come Saturday night to the Tucumcari Historical Museum to see...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 9, 2019

Team title up for grabs

The Mesalands rodeo team has vastly improved this season. Trouble is, the teams in the entire region have improved greatly, as well. That's why the...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 9, 2019

San Jon to receive fire station grant

The village of San Jon learned Wednesday it will receive a $750,000 federal grant to build a second fire station north of Interstate 40. Village Treasurer Toni Stoner said during a phone interview Mon...

 

Menus - Oct. 9

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese wrap, Spanish...

 

Calendar - Oct. 9

• Friday-Saturday — 12th annual Mesalands Community College Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo. The first day of the rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Slack performances will begin at 9...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 9, 2019

Tucumcari man accused in sex assault case

A Tucumcari man was booked into the county jail after being accused of four felonies, including sexual assault and aggravated assault. Lamar Eugene French, 31, was booked Sept. 27 into the Quay...

 

Police blotter - Oct. 9

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6: Monday • 6:04 a.m.: Shots fired in the 1500 or 1600 block of South Fourth Street,...

 

Jail log - Oct. 9

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4: • Michael Lucero, 48, Tucumcari, probation violation. • Pablo Mares, 34, Tucumcari, contempt of court....

 

Pages past - Oct. 9

1969: The newspaper published several photographs of workers building a new culvert under a section of Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari. The work was expected to take about 18 months. • A Tucumcari...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Record crowds at Fired Up

The ninth annual Fired Up festival in downtown Tucumcari on Saturday drew a record crowd of 4,271, according to an official count kept by the...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 2, 2019

Logan named Blue Ribbon school

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday named Logan Elementary School a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award, one of only three schools in New Mexico to receive the honor this...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 2, 2019

Wastewater plan another step closer to reality

A $5.5 million plan to keep treated wastewater from Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment plan out of waterways came significantly closer to reality Thursday. The city commission approved publication of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Tucumcari man faces two felony charges

A Tucumcari man faces two felony charges after being accused of attacking a woman when she brought a meal to him. Lawrence Poncho Rivas Jr., 24, was charged in a complaint filed Sept. 24 in Tucumcari...

 

Menus - Oct. 2

Note: San Jon and House menus weren't ready by press time. Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Ham and egg biscuit sandwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice,...

 

Calendar - Oct. 2

• Friday-Saturday — First Presbyterian Church rummage sale. The Presbyterian Women are accepting donations for the event. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Volunteers are needed...

 

Neon restoration effort includes documentary screening

A fundraiser to restore the Odeon Theatre's neon lighting has an upcoming Route 66 documentary screening and a streaming channel promoting the city. "...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 2, 2019

ENMU takes first LSC victory of season

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico ran all night, save for a lengthy weather delay, and claimed their first Lone Star Conference victory of the season....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Record broken at Wheels on Fire

Jon Kulas of Santa Rosa broke the course record by nearly 25 minutes during the fourth annual Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race Saturday, averaging...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 2, 2019

Mountain Road construction begins

Staff report long-awaited reconstruction and improvement project of Mountain Road in Tucumcari recently began and will continue through winter 2020....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 2, 2019

Woman files complaint against local magistrate judge

Alleging an act “contrary to law,” a Quay County woman filed a complaint against a local magistrate judge after she said she was denied access to a courtroom to attend a criminal case that...

 

Pages past - Oct. 2

On this date ... 1969: Tucumcari police officers Bill Owings and Gordon Edwards were dispatched behind George’s Texaco on Route 66 in Tucumcari because a cat was stuck in a pipe there. They called p...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 2, 2019

Logan man receives mostly suspended sentence

A Logan man recently was given a mostly suspended jail sentence in Tucumcari district court after being accused of dragging a woman by the hair, throwing her down a set of stairs and kicking her....

 

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