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Eighth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The eighth confirmed case of coronavirus was reported Tuesday in Quay County, the second in two days. The New Mexico Department of Health reported the latest case is a male age 50 to 59 in the Logan...

Governor restores education funding

New Mexico’s governor last week used her veto pen to delete about $30 million in spending cuts — mainly for education — from a revised budget passed by the Legislature during a June special...

Local agencies say they won't enforce mask edict

New Mexico’s governor said last week the state's mask mandate would be more aggressively enforced with fines of $100 and possibly jail time to blunt the spread of coronavirus. However, law... Full story

Parade goes on despite cancellation

LOGAN - The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce on June 25 announced the cancellation of the village's annual Fourth of July parade, citing Gov....

Jail log - July 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 3 to June 8: • Kristena B. Carmichael, 20, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Lora Cowlishan, 28, Tucumcari, battery,...

Talking tour to debut July 15

The Tucumcari Talking Tour officially debuts July 15 after being delayed for a couple of months by the coronavirus pandemic. The Tucumcari Talking...

State PED officials answer school reopening questions

Teachers peppered state officials with questions during a virtual town hall last week about the Public Education Department’s reopening plan for schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. The PED the...

Seventh Quay County case confirmed

The seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Quay County as New Mexico saw its fifth consecutive day of reporting more than 200 cases. Also Monday, Mesalands Community College...

San Jon moving graduation

San Jon High School will move its graduation ceremony Saturday from its gymnasium to the San Jon Community Center parking lot on Oak Avenue in response to state restrictions regarding the...

Chamber sign replaced

Last week, the old and oft-repaired promotions sign at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce office was replaced with an LED sign that gives...

Need more thoughtful conservatives

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave a scolding to residents Thursday as she announced the state would extend current COVID-19 restrictions instead of relaxing them more. New...

Ruling a step back on church, state separation

The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state...

National leaders need to go on record

I’ve been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don’t imagine I’m alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos....

Be careful what kind of friends you make

That “politics makes strange bedfellows” is certainly true right now in our country with all the turmoil. The problem with strange bedfellows is when they see each other in the morning,...

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