Logan man sentenced to 1 year in Potter County Jail after being found guilty of ‘indecent assault’ charge
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A former employee of the Logan, New Mexico Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department was found guilty earlier this month for one count of “indecent assault” in relation to a July 2021 incident. Cox was found guilty of one count of “indecent assault” by a Potter County District Court on March […]
New Mexico's 911 service system being down a 'hoax,' officials say
The Tucumcari Quay emergency communications center reported the 911 system was experiencing issues statewide. They made the announcement on its Facebook page. KOAT has confirmed with the Department of Homeland Security that a message posted on that Facebook page is a hoax. It was posted around 7 p.m. Tuesday and remained posted for several hours.
Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees seeks to fill open seat
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — Today, officials with the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced that they are accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on the board of trustees. According to an MCC press release, on March 17, following an executive session, the board accepted letters of resignation from President Dr. Gregory […]
Mesalands College professor, students discovers new fossils in Quay County
QUAY COUNTY, N.M (KAMR/KCIT) — New fossils was recently discovered in Quay County by a Mesalands Community College professor, along with his field class students, according to an announcement from officials with the college on Monday. Mesalands Paleontology Professor Axel Hungerbuehler and his students reportedly found the new fossils within the Quay County caprock including […]
Lady Tigers Take Lose at Home Opener Tuesday Afternoon at Jim Wade Field
The Lady Tigers hosted the Capital Lady Jaguars for their home opener and as well as their first game of the 2023 softball season. The Lady Tigers first game with Tucumcari was cancelled by Tucumcari leaving the Lady tigers to find a scrimmage game on Saturday with a team from Pueblo. Capital a District 5 5A school came into the game with a 2-2 record having played four games with Raton showing 0-0 for their record.
New Mexico HED letter outlines ‘Leadership and Governance concerns’ at Mesalands Community College
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — More information has been released on why Mesalands Community College had been placed under the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s “Enhanced Fiscal Oversight Program.” According to a letter obtained by MyHighPlains.com from the New Mexico Higher Education Department to New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez with the subject line “Leadership and […]
Frigid temperatures return in the wake of yesterday's rain and snow
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) - We saw quite the rain and snow showers yesterday down the I-40 corridor from Tucumcari, NM to McLean, TX!. Totals were generally in the Trace-0.25" range but we had as much as 0.46" of precipitation on the north side of Amarillo! This was fantastic to see some moisture; however, the cold front has brought some frigid temperatures.
Mesalands Professor Discovers New Fossils In Quay County
Crocodylomorph at MCC Dinosaur Museum. Courtesy photo. Femur bones of Ancestral Crocodiles. Courtesy photo. Dr. Axel Hungerbuehler, Professor of Paleontology at Mesalands Community College, and field class students discovered new fossils on the edge of the caprock in Quay County. The specimen of primary interest was determined to be a left femur or thigh bone. It was an unusual find due its size and a deep natural groove crossing the lower end of the bone. The indentation is a characteristic not found in many animals from the Late Triassic period, and indicates that the bone was identified as belonging to a large ancestral crocodile.
Chance for precipitation for start of the new week
Good evening, everyone! We are looking at mild day with more high winds. Our highs for this afternoon will depend on the timing of the cold front moving southward this afternoon. Our temperatures for this afternoon will range in the 60’s and 70’s. Due to the high winds in our area, we could potentially see blowing dust […]
First girl’s high school champions honored by New Mexico Activities Association
It has been 50 years since the historic title was won.
‘Our top priority is our students,’ Mesalands Community College appoints temporary president
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KFDA) -Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari recently appointed a temporary acting president. The faculty, staff, and student body voted no confidence in regards to the previous president. For those who don’t know what a no confidence vote means, essentially the faculty, staff, and student body believed the ousted...
Person facing possible charges after fleeing deadly crash in Wheeler County
WHEELER COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - A person could be facing possible charges after fleeing a deadly crash in Wheeler County. According to the release, on Friday, March 3, at around 8:20 a.m., a semi was traveling westbound on I-40 when a tire on the back left side blew out. The...
Driver in deadly hit & run on I-40 located 200 miles away near Tucumcari, New Mexico
TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO (KVII) — The driver involved in a deadly hit and run on I-40 between Shamrock and the Texas/Oklahoma state line was located 200 miles away in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police stopped Risa Mancillas, 66, of Carver, Massachusetts, east of Tucumcari, according to DPS. Her...
Mesalands Community College President Busch Resigns
TUCUMCARI — Mesalands Community College Board Of Trustees has received the resignation of President Gregory T. Busch. The formal resignation was received March 10 by members of the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The resignation was sent through legal counsel.
Mesalands Community College receives President Gregory T. Busch’s resignation
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KFDA) - Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees received President Gregory T. Busch’s Resignation on Friday, March 10. The resignation was sent through legal counsel. “I care deeply for the students, college, and Tucumcari. I am dedicated to student success and opening doors to access,” stated Dr....
Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees Chairman resigns in relation to college’s financial situation
Officials with the Mesalands Community College announced Wednesday afternoon that the college's Board of Trustees Chairman has resigned from the board, along with the College Foundation Board.
Tucumcari sees a spike in calls about loose dogs around town
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico city is seeing a spike in calls about loose dogs running around town. It’s no surprise people in Tucumcari are on edge, after a man was killed by a pack of dogs at the beginning of February. It was Elijaah Huber’s second day on the job as Tucumcari’s Animal […]
Powerful winds bring damage, colder temps tonight
What a day it’s been across the state! Hurricane force wind gusts pelted central and eastern New Mexico with peak gusts reaching up to 83 mph in Tucumcari, 81 mph in the Sacramento Mountains, and even the ABQ metro topping 75 mph. It was the strongest February wind gust in Albuquerque since 2011. These impressive wind gusts wrecked all kinds of havoc this afternoon, creating significant blowing dust and reducing visibility. The extreme gusts also left some destruction in the state, toppling trees and even some trucks on the roads. Conditions are still quite windy for eastern NM, where high wind warnings are in still effect until 1 AM Monday. Thankfully western and central parts of the state are calming down. High temps were all over the board this afternoon ranging from the middle 80s in Hobbs to 40° in Gallup. High wind warnings are still in effect through late tonight.
WANTED: Reward offered for information leading to arrest of Tucumcari woman
TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO (KVII) — Quay County Crime Stoppers and the Tucumcari Police Department are asking for help finding Crystal Gutierrez. Gutierrez has an active warrant for failure to comply with the conditions of release. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to...
Arctic front brings wide range in temperatures
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) - Winds have finally calmed down after a hellacious bout of wind yesterday. Tucumcari and other locations in New Mexico gusted to and over 70 mph. Winds, while they are light this morning, are not our main focus today. We are monitoring the location of an arctic airmass that is draped across the Texas panhandle. Amarillo has fallen 20 degrees in two hours due to this front easing further south and west. This front will create a wide variety of high temperatures today which will range from the middle 30s in the northeast panhandles to the low 60s in the southwest Texas Panhandle. The cold air hangs around for approximately 24 hours.
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