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 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Sheriff, DA clash on social media

Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer on a Facebook post last week levied pointed criticism against 10th Judicial District Attorney Timothy Rose for his office’s handling of a Tucumcari sex offender...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 14, 2019 

Quay County Fair gets started

The Quay County Fair from Wednesday through Saturday represents the completion of dozens of projects from area 4-H members. It also represents a highl...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Sign unveiled at agricultural science center

Rain washed out the hay wagon tour Thursday evening during the annual Field Day program at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science...

 

Text of sheriff's Facebook message

This is the text of Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer’s Facebook post on Aug. 6. The post was deleted Aug. 7. “On December 25th 2017, Tucumcari Police made a traffic stop on a male individual by...

 

Text of DA's response

This is District Attorney Tim Rose’s written response to Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer’s Facebook post: “Issues surrounding the criminal justice system is something that has always been...

 

Calendar - Aug. 14

Wednesday to Sunday — Quay County Fair. Home Arts entries are from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Bibles & Burritos will be at 8...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Honoring the military

"Honoring Military History" at the Tucumcari Historical Museum was billed as a look back at Quay County and New Mexico's role in the U.S. military,...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 14, 2019 

Conduct ordinance tabled

After a public hearing on the proposed code of conduct ordinance to guide decisions and actions of city officials and employees, the Tucumcari City Commission voted Thursday to table the ordinance....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Tax board hears report on film efforts

The executive director of the regional chamber of commerce on Wednesday told the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board about her forming a new organization to draw film and television productions to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Commission hears no objections during public meeting

The Quay County Commission heard no objections during a brief public hearing Monday about its county infrastructure and capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2021 to 2025. The plan essentially...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 14, 2019 

85-year-old found safe

An 85-year-old man who wandered away from a Tucumcari hotel the evening of Aug. 6 and became the subject of a Silver Alert was found safe Wednesday afternoon. Jim Swick walked away from the La Quinta...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 14, 2019 

Parks announce improvements

New Mexico State Parks last week announced a multi-year improvements campaign that includes adding Wi-Fi throughout all state parks, including local favorites Ute Lake State Park in Logan and Conchas...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 14, 2019 

Altrusa names area winners

Altrusa International of Tucumcari announced its area scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each recipient received a $400 scholarship based on academic performance, need, desire to att...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Wages discussed at emergency board meeting

No action was taken, but future minimum-wage increases mandated by the state loomed large during discussions about pay for dispatchers during the Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communications...

 

Menus - Aug. 14

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — No school. Thursday — No school. Monday — Breakfast: Blueberry muffin and string cheese, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, milk, juice;...

 

Pages past - Aug. 14

On this date ... 1969: Jack Daum, liaison in the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Manuel Lujan Jr. (R-N.M.) announced Lujan scheduled a meeting today with the deputy director of the Bureau of Public Roa...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 14, 2019 

Two dogs attack, injure boy in Tucumcari

Two dogs in a Tucumcari north-side neighborhood attacked and injured a boy last week, requiring hospitalization. A woman who was running to aid the boy fell and broke her wrist. According to reports b...

 

Police blotter - Aug. 14

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11: Monday • 11:41 a.m.: Juvenile problem in 1200 block of South Jackson Street, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - Aug. 14

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11: • David Apodaca, 53, Tucumcari, breaking and entering. • Jose Alredo Ornelas, 34, Lovington, contempt...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Database breach may affect 183,000

About 183,000 patients and health-plan members for Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services may have been affected by database breach in early May that came to light Thursday. Presbyterian...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

No racino license to be awarded

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued a big “no” on awarding a sixth racing license — not just to Tucumcari, but to everyone else who’d applied for one. A principal member of an investment...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 7, 2019

Reunion attendance up

The annual Rattler Reunion over the weekend saw a healthy increase in alumni attendance over the previous year, undoubtedly to the appreciation of the...

 

Menus - Aug. 7

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Hawaiian pork, tossed salad with dressing, whole-wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding. Thursday — Pepper steak, baked potato with margarine,...

 

Calendar - Aug. 7

• Wednesday — Tucumcari Elementary School registration. Register your children for school at the Tucumcari Elementary School gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school-supply list includes Clorox...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 7, 2019

Twenty-five local positions on ballot Nov. 5

The Quay County Clerk’s Office reported last week that 25 local positions would be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election. The filing day for all candidates will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the...

 

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