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 By Ron Warnick    Sports    May 15, 2019

Foxes NMAA track champs

ALBUQUERQUE - The Fort Sumner boys track team so dominated the Class 1A field during the NMAA Track and Field Championship, it nearly doubled the number of points scored by the runner-up. The Foxes...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    May 1, 2019

Ex-chief gets no jail time on plea deal

Editor's note: The victim and those associated with her are not identified in this story, in line with Eastern New Mexico News policy not to identify victims of alleged sexual assault. A former...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Proposed racetrack settlement ratified

The New Mexico Racing Commission’s ratification Thursday of a proposed settlement clears the way for it possibly awarding a sixth racetrack license during a special meeting on Tuesday — provided the governor doesn’t fire the commission first....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 24, 2019

Governor fires racing commission, appoints five new members

TUCUMCARI — The New Mexico Racing Commission today abruptly canceled a planned April 30 special meeting to discuss awarding a sixth horse-racing license, and by the afternoon a new racing commission was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 17, 2019

Former Tucumcari fire chief pleads to five counts

TUCUMCARI — A former Tucumcari fire chief on Tuesday pleaded no contest in district court to five criminal counts — three of them felonies — from a 2017 case in which he was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a city employee and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 10, 2019

State Supreme Court censures district judge

TUCUMCARI — The New Mexico Supreme Court has publicly censured a 10th Judicial District judge in Tucumcari for violating the Code of Judicial Conduct during a private meeting last year with Quay County’s manager. Judge Albert J. Mitchell allegedl...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 20, 2019

Melrose goes back 2 back

ALBUQUERQUE - The Melrose boys basketball team finished a mediocre 4-4 in district play and landed just a No. 5 seed in the Class 1A state tournament. But Saturday night, the Buffaloes captured their...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 20, 2019

Racino license once again on commission agenda

The New Mexico Racing Commission again has placed awarding a sixth license on its tentative agenda for its regular meeting Thursday in Albuquerque. But with a lawsuit due in an Albuquerque courtroom in about two weeks from a license applicant, it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 17, 2019

Melrose falls in final

ALBUQUERQUE - It was a turnaround the Lady Buffaloes didn't want. The Melrose girls basketball team saw a double-digit lead turn into a four-point deficit in less than five minutes of the third...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 17, 2019

Melrose retains 1A boys crown

ALBUQUERQUE – The Melrose boys basketball team finished a mediocre 4-4 in district play and landed just a No. 5 seed in the Class 1A state tournament. But Saturday night, the Buffaloes captured thei...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 20, 2019

High winds topple turbine

High winds apparently toppled a wind turbine Saturday near House in Quay County. No one was hurt during the mishap, but it caused a lot of chatter on social media. Shana Shoemaker Stowe of House...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Logan boys dash Bronchos' upset hopes

GRADY — The Bronchos had an upset brewing because of their strategy, but the state-ranked Logan boys basketball team fended it off Thursday during a 70-60 district victory. Logan (16-4 overall, 3-0 in district and ranked fifth in Class 1A)...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    February 6, 2019

Logan girls coast past Lady Bronchos

GRADY — The state-ranked Logan girls basketball team jumped to a 16-point lead early and cruised to a 70-33 district victory Thursday over a rebuilding Grady/San Jon/House team. Harlie Roach’s 16 points led the Lady Longhorns’ balanced attack,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 16, 2019

Racino license back on agenda

The possibility of awarding a sixth racetrack license is on the agenda for the regular meeting Thursday of the New Mexico Racing Commission, but it remains unclear whether commissioners will make a decision because of a pending lawsuit filed by one...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 23, 2018

No license - yet

ALBUQUERQUE - With a request for an injunction still pending in a courtroom, the New Mexico Racing Commission on Friday refrained, as expected, from awarding a coveted sixth horse-racing license to ap...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    December 19, 2018

Racing commission schedules special meeting for Friday

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Friday morning, but the commission is unlikely to award a sixth horse-racing license during the meeting. Three applicants in Clovis, one in Tucumcari and one in...

 

Green giants storm through Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI - The state-ranked Texico boys basketball team owned a size advantage against Tucumcari and used it during a 64-45 victory Thursday at Tucumcari High School's Snake Pit. The Wolverines'...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    November 7, 2018

Collector secures Tucumcari neon

TUCUMCARI — Workers on Oct. 25 dismantled and hauled away a 1950s-era neon sign from the Cactus RV Park in Tucumcari after a collector from Albuquerque purchased it. It was the second time in less...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 10, 2018

Business feature: Company hopes to convert ethanol plant to methane

TUCUMCARI — If all goes according to plan, a long-closed ethanol plant in Tucumcari may be converted into a methane plant and become fully operational by mid-2020. Tucumcari Bio-Energy Co. is hunting for investors and may begin converting the plant...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 10, 2018

Fired Up festival sets record

TUCUMCARI — Despite incomplete data, the Fired Up festival Sept. 29 in downtown Tucumcari surpassed its goal of 4,000 people attending. Tucumcari MainStreet Executive Director Gail Houser said the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 3, 2018

Logan attorney makes case for Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI — Coronado Partners frontman Warren Frost can tick off several reasons his group should land a horse-racing track and casino license in Tucumcari over Clovis. But he first says picking...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 18, 2018

The road back home

TUCUMCARI — Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles, known for dozens of murals they painted in Tucumcari since 2003, recently returned to town to stay after spending five years in southern Arizona. The... Full story

 

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