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 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Quay deputy accidentally exposed to fentanyl

A Quay County sheriff’s deputy collapsed and briefly was hospitalized last week after an accidental exposure to fentanyl during a home visit of probation subjects. According to a Facebook post by...

 

Pages past - Jan. 5

On this date ... 1972: U.S. Rep. Manuel Lujan visited Tucumcari yesterday afternoon as part of his twice-a-year “Take the Government to the People” tour. Lujan planned to visit each of the 14...

 

Menus - Jan. 5

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...

 

Jail log - Jan. 5

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2: • Tranette Flook, 34, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Samitra Danae Hurd, 29, Tucumcari, felony...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

City officials come to loose consensus on cannabis charge

Tucumcari city commissioners came to a loose consensus Wednesday on a fee the city would charge to cannabis business applicants, but one Tucumcari resident who plans such a business signaled she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Customers report late propane deliveries

Numerous customers of Pinnacle Propane in Quay County last week reported late deliveries of propane as colder temperatures began to arrive, including one client who still hadn’t received her order...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 5

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2: Monday • 12:35 p.m.: Arrest warrant in 300 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

COVID-19 keeps real estate market busy

COVID-19 taketh away, but it also giveth in the local real-estate market. Two agents in Tucumcari with a total of more than 30 years of experience in the sector recently said the past year or so is th...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

28th death reported for Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the 27th and 28th COVID-19 deaths in Quay County since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victims: • A woman in her 50s who...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

Year in review: Pandemic carries through year

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to be a big story in Quay County during the first half of 2021, though it was the loosening of health restrictions...

 

Pages past - Dec. 29

On this date ... 1971: Tucumcari city attorney Bob Rowley handed in his resignation, effective Jan. 1. Rowley stated he will have completed 20 years as city attorney and was entitled to draw his...

 

Menus - Dec. 29

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    December 29, 2021

Suit filed against Tucumcari's Family Dollar

The Family Dollar store in Tucumcari and an employee are being sued for negligence after a now-deceased woman tripped and was injured because the store’s walkway allegedly was obstructed. Sharon Val...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 29, 2021

Bill signed that appropriates money for parks

New Mexico’s governor last week signed a bill that appropriates an additional $20 million to the Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department for improvements to state parks, including Conchas...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 29, 2021

Mesalands' board of trustees approves policy change on firearms

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees last week approved a revision to a policy that would allow firearms on campus if the college president permits them. Mesalands President Gregg Busch...

 

Police blotter - Dec. 29

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26: Monday • 4:39 a.m.: Noise complaint in 700 block of West Sunset Avenue, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - Dec. 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21: • Jesus Montoya, 31, no address listed, contempt of court. • Felix Sanchez, 20, Tucumcari, contempt of...

 

Guadalupe signs jail pact with De Baca

The Guadalupe County Commission on Dec. 16 approved an agreement with De Baca County to reserve up to 24 beds for Guadalupe's adult inmates. Guadalupe County Sheriff Lorenzo Mata said the agreement...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 22, 2021

City officials discuss cannabis ordinance

Tucumcari city commissioners discussed the city’s apparently flawed cannabis ordinance with an attorney who flagged it during a two-hour work session Thursday and will convene for a special work ses...

 

Incumbent wins card draw to keep seat

HOUSE - Incumbent Anita Allen won a card draw against challenger Steve Foust on Dec. 13 to keep her spot on the House village board after their race...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

26th COVID-19 death reported

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the 26th death from COVID-19 in Quay County since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victim was a man in his 60s who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

San Jon, Tucumcari among STEM winners

Teams from Tucumcari's and San Jon's high schools were among 30 winners in the recent third annual New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge. Each student...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Gas company requests rate increase

New Mexico Gas Co. last week submitted a request to state regulators to raise rates in 2023 that would increase residential bills an average of $5.63 a month. The company, which serves Tucumcari,...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 22, 2021

Three die in rollover

Three people died and six others, all from Mexico, suffered injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident Friday of a sport-utility vehicle on Interstate 40 in Tucumcari. The crash occurred about 4:55...

 

Pages past - Dec. 22

On this date ... 1971: Three reports of a theft of Christmas lights were given to police within four minutes of each other on Dec. 21. Three households on the city’s south side reported someone had...

 

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