Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Loretta's Burrito Hut moving east

The owner of Loretta's Burrito Hut anticipates she'll reopen her restaurant about a half-mile east of her current location in the Joe's Back in the...

THS to host virtual graduation

Though this year’s Tucumcari High School graduation will forgo many of its traditions because of coronavirus restrictions, it will add a few new wrinkles that should make it memorable ...

Jail log - May 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 18 to May 21: • Emilio Casteneda, 32, Tucumcari, municipal charge (not listed). • Daniel V. Evans, 38, address not...

New order allows limited outdoor dining Wednesday

New Mexico's governor announced Tuesday afternoon that dine-in restaurants can offer limited outdoor seating starting Wednesday and that the state remains on-track to partially reopen indoor dining...

Mesalands approves COVID-19 reopening plan

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a COVID-19 reopening plan adopted from a proposal by the New Mexico Higher Education Department that includes multiple phases and a mix of...

State to begin next reopening phase Monday

Starting Monday, New Mexico will begin its next phase of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. A public health order effective at the beginning of June allows for the reopening of dine-in...

Police blotter - May 27

Monday • 1:22 a.m.: Noise complaint in 300 block of East High Street, Tucumcari. • 2:14 a.m.: Noise complaint in 200 block of Aztec Drive, Logan. • 3:27 a.m.: Noise complaint in 700 block of...

School board discusses Tucumcari grad plans

When and how Tucumcari High School would hold a graduation ceremony amid COVID-19 restrictions became a hot topic of discussion among school board members during its regular meeting May 18. Later in...

Groups planning certification program

Two prominent tourism groups are planning a New Mexico Safe certification program in an effort to bring visitors back to the Land of Enchantment during the COVID-19 era. The New Mexico Tourism...

Governor says state 'on track'

New Mexico's governor signaled during a briefing last week the state is meeting or close to meeting several criteria and was “on track” to reopen dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms and malls June...

Wear the darn mask, Mr. President

Wear the darn mask, Mr. President. You are not above the law, and no, you are not the law, as much as you want to be. It’s not manly to go maskless in public. It’s dumb. You are an obviously...

Hoping for return of simple pleasures

Don’t tell the people in charge, but my friend’s wife is a member of the L.A. resistance. She’s been regularly going out into the underground economy to get her hair done. She’s been meeting...

Connected in the body and to the head

During homeschooling due to COVID-19, I recalled “The Skeleton Song” used for teaching children the parts of the body. Here’s how it goes: “The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone. The...

Ratcliffe should be given fair chance to serve

During the long national struggle that is coronavirus, the grinding wheels of Washington have moved that much more slowly — something that in normal times we might mark as a good thing under the...

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