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Bidding Tucumcari fond farewell

As of last weekend, one of the words that up until recently identified me for this column is a lie. That word is “Tucumcari.” I have moved to Clovis with my wife for personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I will be doing steady part-time work for The Eastern New Mexico News, published by Clovis Media, which also publishes the Quay County Sun.
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Jail log - Sept. 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17:. • Johnny Pacheco, 43, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Sabastian Meeks, 20, Clovis, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles (first offense). • Jesenya Olivas, 19, Portales, receiving or...
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Police blotter - Sept. 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19:. • 2:48 a.m.: Accident at East Tucumcari Boulevard and South Rock Island Street, Tucumcari. • 3:34 a.m.: Vehicle theft in 500 block of South First Street, Tucumcari. • 9:04 a.m.: Fraud in 3100...
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Ambulance totaled in wreck

The Tucumcari City Commission during an emergency meeting Wednesday accepted a proposal to buy a new ambulance after a county deputy's vehicle two days earlier crashed into and totaled its only well-working ambulance. Tucumcari Police ticketed the deputy after the crash, and the sheriff placed him on administrative leave, pending...
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Lions trounce Tucumcari

SANTA ROSA - A fired-up Lions squad seized control of their Homecoming game with five touchdowns in the first quarter - including four by speedy running back Andres Madrid - en route to a 55-0 victory Friday over Tucumcari in a game shortened by the mercy rule late in the fourth period.
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Lady Coyotes improve to 5-3

SAN JON - If the eastern New Mexico region gave a Most Improved award for volleyball, San Jon probably would be a contender. The Lady Coyotes, 0-10 during the abbreviated previous season, improved to 5-3 overall after a 25-19, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Roy-Mosquero on Thursday. The Lady Pirates fell to 2-2.
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13th COVID-19 death reported in county

Quay County saw its 13th confirmed death from coronavirus last week, and Tucumcari’s mayor fears more deaths will be reported in the coming days. According to an email Thursday from the New Mexico Department of Health, Quay County’s latest COVID-19 casualty was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.
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Logan board approves resolution to PED

The Logan Board of Education last week approved a resolution to the New Mexico Public Education Department that demands more local decision-making by school districts, but not before the board faced criticism from at least two residents for not challenging the state’s mask mandate. The resolution, which passed unanimously, states...
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San Jon withdraws from EPAC

SAN JON — Citing competitive, travel and academic issues, the San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees voted last week to withdraw from the annual Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball tournaments held each January. The board during its Sept. 13 meeting unanimously approved the withdrawal but wanted...
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City officials approve mediation settlement

The Tucumcari City Commission during a brief special meeting Wednesday approved a mediation settlement that will add more than $75,000 to its coffers. City manager Mark Martinez explained the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department had been negotiating on behalf of 44 entities to settle a lawsuit, and he recommended the commission accept the settlement.
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Tucumcari Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Tucumcari: Monday, September 20: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, September 21: Mostly sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Wednesday, September 22: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day;
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Menus - Sept. 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 461-2307 or the Logan facility at 487-2287 for more information. Tucumcari schools. Wednesday — Breakfast: Breakfast burrito box, orange juice, skim or 1% milk; Lunch: Chicken...
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Calendar - Sept. 22

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • Oct. 2 — Quay County Health Council 5K Fun Run/Walk. The 3.1-mile free event begins at 8 a.m. on a roughly circular and marked course. T-shirts will be offered to all finishers. A new walker or senior citizen half-course of 1.5 miles also will be offered. Those interested will be driven to the halfway point to begin their walk on the regular course. The council also is offering a virtual event for those who don’t live in the county or who are not ready to be in a crowded area. Signup for the virtual event is here — https://forms.gle/54juqKPXXFJKonEQ7 — and can be done anytime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 10. The virtual event is free, but for participants who want an event shirt mailed, it will cost $10. Registration for the in-person event will be on site from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Damon Kvols Park at Route 66 and Sixth Street, Tucumcari.
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Altrusa chapter receives international award

The Tucumcari chapter of the Altrusa International organization recently won an international award for its efforts in providing literacy products to local teachers. The chapter’s “Love & Literacy in the Time of COVID” project gave $200 scholarships to six teachers to acquire products to promote literacy in Quay County schools amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Logan remains unbeaten

Logan remained unbeaten this season with 52-0 home victory Friday over Alamo Navajo in eight-man football action. The Longhorns (5-0) led 40-0 after one quarter, and the game was halted at halftime due to the mercy rule. Logan scored three defensive touchdowns. Haden Judd scored touchdowns on a rushing play...
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Don't be such a Boromir

In the movie “The Fellowship of the Ring,” a fascinating scenario plays out in multiple scenes. The titular ring is a magic item that gives its owner control over the whole world. It was made by the ultimate bad guy, a dark entity called Sauron. The ring itself embodies his quest for domination.
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Mesalands ranked in top 2.9 percent of community colleges

Wallethub.com, an independent evaluator of junior colleges, ranked Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari in the top 2.9% of all community colleges in the United States and 11th in affordability. Also, Mesalands announced last week the college’s president, Gregory T. Busch, has chosen to be part of Presidents for Latino Student...
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