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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Garcia, Fortner win local GOP races

Undersheriff Dennis Garcia easily won the Republican nomination for Quay County sheriff, and Brian Dale Fortner prevailed in a five-way race for the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    June 15, 2022

Regional mental health facility receives wide support

The idea of a regional behavioral health facility for Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties seemed to have wide support among public officials, public safety first-responders and health professi...

 

Primary election results

REPUBLICAN PARTY County commissioner at large, Position 3 Brian Dale Fortner — 403 Kent Terry — 280 Zachary Scot Murray — 103 Justin G. Knapp — 203 Franklin D. Gibson — 175 County sheriff...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Departing superintendent returning to Illinois

The San Jon Municipal Schools superintendent is returning to Illinois after four years of running the eastern Quay County district. Janet Gladu submitted her resignation letter on May 31 to the San Jo...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Racing commission places Coronado bid on agenda

One week after a judge ordered the New Mexico Racing Commission to make a decision on Coronado Partners’ license application, the commission placed it on the agenda for this week’s meeting. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Ex-Logan teacher paid $175K in settlement

Former Logan Municipal Schools teacher and coach Rhyan Daugherty received a $175,000 payment during a recent settlement of his whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against Logan superintendent...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

San Jon clerk elected vice-chair of EPCOG

LOGAN — San Jon’s village clerk was elected vice-chair of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board during its annual meeting Wednesday at Logan’s village hall. Cynthia Lee, who was...

 

Pages past - June 15

On this date ... 1972: A little bit of history walked into the front door of the Tucumcari Daily News when W.J. “Bill” Curren of Clovis paid a visit. He is the son of J.E. Curren, founder of The...

 

Police blotter - June 15

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 6 to June 12: Monday — 12:12 a.m.: Disturbance in 400 block of South Dawson Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - June 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 6 to June 12: — Matthew Loftis, 56, House, contempt of court. — Pete Anthony Martinez, 54, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

Judge: State must act on racino request

An Albuquerque judge ordered the New Mexico Racing Commission to act within 90 days on whether to accept or reject Coronado Partners’ request for a racing license so it could build a track and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Garcia, Fortner win local GOP races

Undersheriff Dennis Garcia easily won the Republican nomination for Quay County sheriff, and Brian Dale Fortner prevailed in a five-way race for the GOP nod in the District 3 county commissioner race...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

More charges filed against murder suspect

The suspect in a fatal shooting following a spat at a Tucumcari graduation party faced additional charges, including another felony, as he made his fi...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

It's a hit

Not bad for just five weeks of planning. A steady stream of people Saturday checked out the festivities of the Pinata Fiesta in the Tucumcari...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Pandemic allows Iron Pour to add new twists

The year off that Mesalands Community College's Iron Pour took in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic gave the organizers a chance to rejigger the...

 

Quay County extension agent heads to Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA — Guadalupe County finally has a new extension agent. Susann Mikkelson’s first day on the job was June 1. A New Mexico native, Mikkelson comes to town by way of Tucumcari and Quay Count...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Possible threat prompts class cancellation

A teenager’s possible threat on social media prompted Tucumcari Public Schools to cancel summer school for the day on Friday. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, local law...

 

Pages past - June 8

On this date ... 1972: Three serious traffic accidents were reported in the region. A Memphis, Tennessee, man died in a crash two miles west of San Jon that also hospitalized his wife. Another man fro...

 

Calendar - June 8

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Through Friday — Mesalands Iron Pour. The annual Iron Pour returns to Mesalands Community College after a coronavirus hiatus. Dozens...

 

Menus - June 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 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Superintendent departing San Jon schools

The superintendent of San Jon Municipal Schools is taking a position at another unnamed school district, according to the school board’s president. Board President Frank Gibson said superintendent...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Tucumcari sees growth in cannabis sales in May

Cannabis sales in Tucumcari continued to show robust growth in May compared to April, the latter which was the first month recreational marijuana could be legally sold in New Mexico. Total cannabis...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

County's COVID-19 cases drop; rates still high

Quay County saw its number of COVID-19 cases decline last week, but most of the state’s counties, including Quay, landed in the red zone for risk of the disease spreading. Ten confirmed COVID-19...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 8, 2022

Man avoids jail in animal cruelty case

A former Tucumcari resident accused of extreme animal cruelty and felony drug charges avoided jail time but must pay fines of $7,000 and is forbidden from owning pets for three years in his...

 

Police blotter - June 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from May 23 to June 5: May 23 — 1:10 a.m.: Noise complaint in 800 block of East Rankin Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 

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