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 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

City taps lodgers funds for fireworks

The Tucumcari City Commission authorized the use of about $9,600 in lodgers tax executive funds to help pay for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at the Elks Lodge, but it didn’t pass a...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Health council receives grant

The Quay County Health Council last week was awarded an $85,000 grant from the New Mexico Department of Health’s Better Together program to help area young people combat misinformation on social med...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Two eyesores draw no takers

The Quay County Treasurer's Office last week held its biggest auction in at least a decade for tax-delinquent properties, selling more than one-third...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

County's coronavirus cases plunge

Quay County’s new cases of COVID-19 plunged last week as much as they skyrocketed the previous week. A total of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Quay County last week — a big...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Former Tucumcari police dog dies

Aries, a retired Belgian Malinois dog that worked for the Tucumcari Police Department for more than six years, died on June 12 at the age of 8. Logan...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Arch Hurley board votes not to allocate water

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board again voted last week to not allocate water to its irrigation canals as Conchas Lake continued to shrink due to summer heat and a prolonged drought....

 
 News    June 22, 2022 

Pages past - June 22

On this date ... 1972: Tucumcari school officials opened bids to build a new high school cafeteria to replace one destroyed by fire. Among the seven bidders, Forrest Currell Co. of Tucumcari...

 
 News    June 22, 2022 

Calendar - June 22

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Saturday — Down at the Depot. This event will feature live music, food trucks and arts and crafts booths in the Tucumcari Historic...

 
 News    June 22, 2022 

Menus - June 22

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    June 22, 2022 

Racing commission defers action on Coronado proposal

The New Mexico Racing Commission apparently will decide later whether to approve or reject Coronado Partners’ application for a sixth license that would allow it to build a horse-racing track and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Be on the lookout for wayward bears

Due to drought conditions, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is urging residents to be aware of increased chances of encountering bears and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

San Jon board meets to discuss candidates

The San Jon Municipal Board of Education convened for about an hour last week in closed executive session to discuss candidates to replace departing superintendent Janet Gladu. The board did not take...

 

Roosevelt citizens to audit 2020 ballots

PORTALES — A group of Roosevelt County citizens, most noting their Republican party affiliation, plan on auditing county ballots for the 2020 presidential election this week. The matter came up...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Bait shop holds soft opening

Tommy Snapp held a soft opening Saturday for his 4 Corners Bait, Tackle and Sporting Goods in Tucumcari, though it will be at least a few more weeks...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 22, 2022 

Chix on 66 tour stops in Tucumcari

About 40 women on motorcycles made an overnight stop on Saturday in Tucumcari as part of a two-week cruise on the length of Route 66, called Chix on 6...

 
 News    June 22, 2022 

Police blotter - June 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from June 13 to June 19: Monday — 2:13 a.m.: Prowler in 500 block of North Dawson Street, Tucumcari. — 10 a.m.:...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

County takes steps toward new hospital

The Quay County commission on Monday took several significant steps to building a new hospital to replace aging Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, including unanimously approving a nearly $1...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Murderer gets 13 years in prison

A Tucumcari man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison Thursday after a Quay County jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of his friend that he claimed was an accident....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

City may ban certain types of fireworks

Because of tinderbox conditions, Tucumcari City Commission likely will impose restrictions on the sale or use of certain types of fireworks during a special meeting at 1 p.m. June 16. Most...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 15, 2022

Hot time

Weather conditions forced plenty of rejiggering of the schedule for the 23rd annual Iron Pour at Mesalands Community College last week. The event...

 

Calendar - June 15

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • July 4 — Red, White and Ute Fourth of July Celebration in Logan. The event will include the annual downtown parade at 10 a.m. and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Tucumcari breaks temperature record with 112 degrees on Saturday

Tucumcari on Saturday recorded its hottest day in recorded history, and it also was the hottest place in New Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, its weather station at Tucumcari...

 

Menus - June 15

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    June 15, 2022

Lawsuit alleges 'unsanitary' conditions at jail

An Arizona man suing American Airlines for being jailed for a crime he didn’t commit gave descriptions about his 17-day incarceration at the Quay County Detention Center that alleges “grossly unsa...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Quay County's COVID-19 cases quadruple

Quay County’s number of new cases of COVID-19 quadrupled last week, but New Mexico’s top health official said he didn’t foresee the imposition of new mandates, including masks, because of the...

 

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