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 By Ron Warnick    News    November 23, 2022 

Officer lauded for saving a choking child

Tucumcari's police chief on Thursday awarded an officer a Medal of Valor for his actions in possibly saving the life of a choking infant. Chief Pete...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 23, 2022 

Mesalands nursing clears a key hurdle

Mesalands Community College recently received a perfect score after a site visit by a Higher Education Commission team that recommends approval of the college’s forthcoming nursing program, paving...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 23, 2022 

San Jon opens second fire station

SAN JON - It took more time and money than anticipated, but the Village of San Jon on Thursday celebrated the opening of a second fire station north...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 23, 2022 

Logan bank reduces hours before its closure

About a month before Logan’s only bank is scheduled to close, it reduced its hours of service to only two days a week. Starting this week, New Mexico Bank & Trust will open its Logan branch along...

 

Pages past - Nov. 23

On this date ... 1972: Bettie Ditto, a Tucumcari businesswoman who has owned and operated one of the most successful motels in New Mexico, announced plans to build a new motel, restaurant, apartment...

 

Menus - Nov. 23

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Red beef enchilada with lettuce and tomatoes, Spanish rice, pinto beans, corn with bell pepper, diced mango. Thursday — Closed for Thanksgiving. Friday ...

 

Calendar - Nov. 23

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — Kickoff to Christmas. Tucumcari MainStreet will host the annual start of the holiday season at the Tucumcari Railroad Depo...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 23, 2022 

Jim Morgan to retire from Mesalands

Mesalands Community College President Gregg Busch announced last week that Jim Morgan, chief operations manager and a key figure in developing its wind-energy program, will retire on Dec. 31 after 23...

 

Police blotter - Nov. 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20: Monday — 2:49 a.m.: Civil dispute in 1100 block of South Adams Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

Jail log - Nov. 23

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 15 to Nov. 20: • Gabriel Coronado, 19, Tucumcari, contempt of court, aggravated battery on a household member (fourth...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 23, 2022 

Quay County's COVID-19 numbers double

Quay County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases doubled last week, while infections and hospitalizations continued to increase in New Mexico. The number of COVID-19 cases in the county last...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 16, 2022

County OKs website about hospital project

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a so-called Hospital Story Map website that aims to inform the public and stop “misinformation” about the county’s bid to build a new hospital in Tu...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 16, 2022

County clerk: Effort to register non-citizen to vote fails

A former chair of the Republican Party of Quay County took a non-U.S. citizen to try to register to vote during the last week of early voting of the just-completed general election. Quay County Clerk...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 16, 2022

Fortner wins county commission seat

Republican candidate Brian Fortner breezed to an easy victory over Democratic challenger Tommy Wallace for the Quay County District 3 commission seat...

 

Election results

*signifies overall winner County commissioner at large Position 3 Tommy Wallace (D) 995 Brian Fortner (R)* 1,980 County sheriff Dennis Garcia (R)* 2,567 County assessor Janie Hoffman (R)* 2,462 Magist...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 16, 2022

Officials discuss mural, theater projects

Tucumcari officials came up with a rough plan of action Thursday to begin restoration of murals throughout the city. Any sort of plan for the long-clo...

 

Pages past - Nov. 16

On this date ... 1972: Members of the Tucumcari School Board talked about the possibility of building vocational school for the area and approved a feasibility study to look into the matter. Among...

 

Calendar - Nov. 16

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Dec. 3 — Glow on 66 Christmas Light Parade. The annual parade on Second Street and Route 66 will include a $500 prize for best...

 

Menus - Nov. 16

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Bacon and cheese frittata cup, toast, assorted cereal, graham crackers, apple juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Turkey roast, turkey gravy, dinner...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 16, 2022

Clovis man second person killed in collision

New Mexico State Police last week identified a Clovis man as the second person killed in a car-train accident that occurred on Nov. 4 between Tucumcari and Logan. Abraham Riquiac-Gonzalez, 30, of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 16, 2022

Conchas Lake levels see minimal rise

Conchas Lake experienced a minimal rise in water levels in the past month, reported the manager of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. Manager Franklin McCasland informed the district’s board of...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 16, 2022

County COVID-19 numbers stay stable; risk rises

Quay County’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases remained stable last week as infections and hospitalizations continued to rise in New Mexico. The number of COVID-19 cases in the county last...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 16, 2022

Mesalands gets $5,000 for student emergency fund

Mesalands Community College recently was awarded $5,000 from the Educational Credit Management Corporation Emergency Aid Program to help students in financial emergencies. Mesalands maintains an...

 

Police blotter - Nov. 16

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13: Monday — 8:17 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 800 block of East Rankin Avenue, Tucumcari....

 

Jail log - Nov. 16

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 8 to Nov. 13: — Teresa Russell, 34, Tucumcari, trespassing, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and three...

 

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