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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019 

Property tax renewal passes easily

Voters on Feb. 5 easily approved the Tucumcari school district's request to renew its two-mill capital-improvement property tax during Quay County's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019 

Commission adopts 'sanctuary' resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request to adopt a resolution declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” because of his...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019 

Armory deal sealed

The New Mexico National Guard's loss became Mesalands Community College's gain - not that the Guard was complaining. The college took possession of...

 

Calendar - Feb. 13

• Saturday — Vintage Valentine Tea Party. Treat yourself and your sweetheart to this party. Don’t forget to dress up for the hat and costume contest; only the fanciest outfits will win. Cost is...

 

Menus - Feb. 13

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Barbecued chicken sandwich, egg...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 13, 2019 

Racino back on agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its Feb. 21 meeting in Albuquerque. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the commission's board room at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019 

Man back in jail on burglary charges

A Tucumcari man briefly jailed on drug- and stolen-property complaints landed back in the county lockup days after his release after witnesses and surveillance video reportedly caught him breaking int...

 

Pages past - Feb. 13

On this date ... 1969: Charles Marlow Preston, 52, a prominent businessman in Tucumcari, died when his single-engine Cessna 182 plane crashed after the engine failed about 30 miles southwest of Fort...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 13, 2019 

Tucumcari man gets 10 years in shooting

Bobby Lee Vandiver, 32, of Tucumcari was sentenced Wednesday in 10th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for shooting a man on the west side of Tucumcari last summer, prompting the closure...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 13, 2019 

Jury: Daycare workers guilty

PORTALES — Daycare workers who admitted to leaving two toddlers in a hot car in July 2017 were found guilty Tuesday of charges that could send them to prison for up to 36 years. Mary and Sandi...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 13, 2019 

Relief and reckoning

PORTALES — Dozens of pink and blue balloons took flight Tuesday from outside the Roosevelt County courthouse, one of the first light moments for anyone involved in the emotional trial that had...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 13

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10: Monday • 10:12 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 200 block of West High Street, Tucumcari. • 10:3...

 

Jail log - Feb. 13

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 4 to Feb. 10: • Matthew Joseph Arias, 37, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Emilio E. Sustaita, 28, Tucumcari, contempt...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Museum celebrates 50 years

The Tucumcari Historical Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of its grand opening with four events that organizers hope will spark children's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Grooming business recognized

Last week, Melissa Morrison spent her days brushing, trimming and babysitting animals at her K-9 Design Grooming and Boarding in Tucumcari. Early...

 
 By David Grieder    News    February 6, 2019

Daycare trial goes into second week

PORTALES — Mary and Sandi Taylor did most everything together while running their daycare. Now they sit together facing trial for the 2017 death of one young girl in their care and the serious...

 

Menus - Feb. 6

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Yogurt and granola, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Teriyaki chicken with brown rice, peanut butter and...

 

Calendar - Feb. 6

• Saturday — Valentine’s Dance. Treat your sweetheart to a night of dancing. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, with only 150 tickets available. To buy tickets, call (575) 461-4980. Tickets...

 

Pages past - Feb. 6

On this date ... 1969: The 1969 New Mexico Seedsmen’s Association Convention gets underway with registration this afternoon at the Holiday Inn in Tucumcari. More than 100 visitors are expected for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 6, 2019

Search warrant leads to 2 arrests

Two men were arrested — including one on felony complaints — after several law-enforcement agencies recovered narcotics and stolen property during a search of two Tucumcari residences. According...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 6, 2019

Armory keys changing hands in Friday ceremony

Mesalands Community College officially takes the keys for the closed armory building in Tucumcari during a ceremony Friday. Officials from the college and the New Mexico State Armory Board will...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 6

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3: Monday • 3:43 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage in 1900 block of South Mountain Road, Tu...

 

Jail log - Feb. 6

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3: • Rachael Carpenter, 26, Santa Fe, contempt of court. • Joseph Daniel Cortez, 37, Tucumcari, contempt...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

County commits to infrastructure work

The Quay County Commission on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that commits up to $1.75 million for public infrastructure improvements leading up to the site of a proposed horse-racing track...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 30, 2019

City appoints volunteer leader for municipal judge

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday appointed Noreen Hendrickson, a longtime community volunteer leader, to be the city’s municipal judge. Hendrickson was appointed on a 4-1 vote, with...

 

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