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 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Racing commission holds off on license

ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico Racing Commission said it still wants to award a sixth horse-racing license, but that process unexpectedly was placed on... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    December 12, 2018 

Capital outlay priorities sorted

Quay County manager Richard Primrose said during the commissioners’ meeting Monday he was hopeful the county would receive capital outlay money from the state early next year for several projects. A...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Local concerns aired at legislative forum

Several concerns aired – including gun-control legislation, preservation of four-day school weeks and a possible hike in the minimum wage - during...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 12, 2018 

Pearl Harbor survivor gets spotlight at VFW

The "Welcome Home Veterans/Pearl Harbor Day" event Saturday at VFW Post 2528 in Tucumcari was meant for all area veterans, but organizers made sure... Full story

 

Calendar - Dec. 12

• Friday — Christmas Cantata. The annual Christmas event will be at 7 p.m. at the Center Street United Methodist Church. Admission is free, and a reception will follow. Please bring your family...

 

Menus - Dec. 12

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Ham and egg biscuit sandwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken tacos with six-inch whole-grain...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 12, 2018 

Tucumcari police assist at high school

Tucumcari police officers and Quay County sheriff’s deputies were called Tuesday morning to Tucumcari High School to assist in a situation involving a juvenile. Sheriff Russell Shafer said the...

 

Pages past - Dec. 12

On this date ... 1968: Homeowners in Tucumcari are being reminded the annual residential Christmas Lighting Contest is offering $125 in prizes, its largest ever. First prize is $50. Another Yuletide... Full story

 

Police blotter - Dec. 12

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay County Regional Emergency Center from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9: Monday • 7:56 a.m.: Vandalism at 400 block of South Second Street, Tucumcari. • 8:15 a.m.:...

 

Jail log - Dec. 12

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9: • Latoya Tanea French, 36, Tucumcari, municipal charge (not listed). • Jesse Lucero Garcia, 61,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Mescalero tribe supports Tucumcari racino

The Mescalero Apache tribe told the New Mexico Racing Commission a horse-racing track and casino in Clovis would create a multimillion-dollar effect on its casino near Ruidoso and asked the commission...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Local vet stationed at Pearl Harbor

Though sailor Edward Yost and his ship, the USS Kaskaskia, technically were stationed in Pearl Harbor, he and the vessel weren't there when Japanese...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    December 5, 2018

Cemetery shrine issue not resolved

Policies related to shrines at the Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery remained unresolved Thursday as the city commission gave final approval to other changes in the ordinance that governs administration of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Six jailed after fight

Six Tucumcari residents landed in the county jail on felony complaints after their alleged roles in a fight that included assaults with a baseball bat that hospitalized one person. Tucumcari Police...

 
 By Staff report    News    December 5, 2018

Water leak shuts down ER door

A water leak in a ceiling forced the temporary closing of Daniel Trigg Memorial Hospital's emergency-room entrance for at least two days. The leak developed in the ceiling above the emergency room...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Bill introduced to declare Route 66 historic trail

A U.S. senator from New Mexico introduced legislation that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the guidance of the National Park Service. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jim...

 

Pages past - Dec. 5

On this date ... 1968: The state tax commission approved a 10 percent decrease in the appraised market values of county land and improvements, saving county property owners about $2 million under the...

 

Calendar - Dec. 5

• Saturday — Welcome Home Veterans / Pearl Harbor Day. The event will honor all veterans from World War II to the global war on terrorism and their families with a meal at noon. The guest speaker...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 5, 2018

Mayor named to transition team on public education

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield on Friday was named to the governor-elect’s transition team on public education issues. Litchfield, a schoolteacher in Tucumcari for 31 years before retiring and...

 

Menus - Dec. 5

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage and cheese breakfast bagel sandwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Roast turkey with turkey gravy... Full story

 

Police blotter - Dec. 5

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay County Regional Emergency Center from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2: Monday • 8:43 a.m.: Damage to property in 600 block of West High Street, Tucumcari. • 9:43...

 

Jail log - Dec. 5

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Nov. 26-Dec. 3: • Joseph Daniel Cortez, 37, Tucumcari, felony possession of a controlled substance (narcotic drug) and possession... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

Quay approves generator grant application

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a grant application to buy generators for all the county’s fire stations and substations. Daniel Zamora, the county’s emergency management...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

School board reviews district's master plan

The Tucumcari Public Schools board of education received a draft of the district’s five-year master plan and a “wish list” of possible future improvement projects during its regular meeting...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 28, 2018

Lettuce recall has families searching for substitutes

A nationwide recall of romaine lettuce two days before Thanksgiving sent some households, food suppliers and restaurants in Quay County scrambling to throw it out and find a salad substitute. The... Full story

 

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