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State reports one new COVID-19 case Thursday in Quay County

The state Department of Health on Thanksgiving reported one confirmed case of coronavirus in Quay County. A woman age 20 to 29 was the latest case, according to the state’s website. It wasn’t...

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Possible film locations scouted

Two principals who are producing "Bands of Enchantment" spent two days in Tucumcari last week to scout possible film locations and gather promotional...

Governor's order creates local ripple effect

The governor’s stay-at-home order and skyrocketing coronavirus cases continued to create ripple effects in Quay County with closed schools, city offices and businesses, plus at least one...

Two COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in Quay County

Two more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Tuesday in Quay County. One case was in the Tucumcari ZIP code, and the other was in the House ZIP code. The age breakdown was one age 70 to 79...

Six coronavirus cases reported Wednesday in county

Six more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Quay County, all in the Tucumcari area. Four males and two females in the county were reported as the new cases Wednesday. The age...

Jail log - Nov. 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21: • Brandi Marie Johnson, 38, Tucumcari, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. • Miguel Castillo,...

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Commission votes to spend money on promotional items featuring logo

To promote the city's new logo, the Tucumcari City Commission voted to spend $5,000 in lodgers tax funds to help produce promotional items sporting...

Quay sees 15 new cases Saturday

Quay County saw a record-breaking 15 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, and it recorded its third death from the disease last week. The county’s total broke the previous mark of nine, set...

Official says 12,000 children unaccounted for

Tucumcari Public Schools’ assistant superintendent, citing the state’s education chief, said during the school board’s meeting last week about 12,000 children in New Mexico, or nearly 4% of...

MCC considers course recommendations

A consultant recommended that Mesalands Community College rejigger future course offerings for in-demand trades that include building construction, early childhood education, automobile repair and...

NMAA delays high school sports again

The New Mexico Activities Association again has delayed high-school sports — this time to at least February — because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tucumcari High School athletic director Wayne...

Holiday rules stupid, unscientific

Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus. Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools are half closed. Disneyland is a ghost town....

Democracy put in danger in 2020

The last time our election results were as fraught as they are today was in 1877, when a candidate who lost the popular vote in 1876 won the election quite literally by an act of Congress. Of the...

Thanksgiving quiz chance to honor holiday heritage

Because of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving will be different than most, but it will still include many familial and national traditions. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland...

Count your blessings and be thankful

America celebrates Thanksgiving this week. With COVID-19 and all the unrest that’s taken place this year, many may feel they have little or nothing to be thankful for, especially because we’re...

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