New occupancy restrictions imposed on essential businesses

New Mexico's governor on Monday officially extended her public health emergency order to April 30 and added new restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, including limiting occupancy in...

Tucumcari designated virus emergency area

The city of Tucumcari is officially included among designated emergency areas in New Mexico in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of Thursday. The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a...

Former deputy files lawsuit

A former Quay County sheriff’s deputy filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the county’s commissioners, saying he was wrongfully fired in August and alleging a conflict of interest by the...

Spanish flu swept through area in 1918

A pandemic that spread into Quay County prompted the closing of schools, quarantine in Tucumcari and pleas from its mayor to avoid personal contact....

Logan man jailed on sex charges

A 34-year-old Logan man was jailed March 24 following allegations he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. Joshua Lee Roubieu is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual penetration,...

Park closures raise concerns

Some have questioned the recent closure of New Mexico’s state parks through April 9, especially when visitors to those parks would be outdoors and can easily practice “social distancing...

Jail log - April 1

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 23 to March 28: • Daren Scott Baca, 50, Tucumcari, felony contempt of court. • Ramon Celeo Gomez, 42, Conchas Dam,...

Pages past - April 1

On this date ... 1970: Kay Terry of San Jon was named Miss Office Education Association of New Mexico during recent competition at Eastern New Mexico University. She will advance to national...

Commissioner dropping out

Christopher Arias, a Tucumcari city commissioner, announced he is dropping out of the race for District 2 on the Quay County Commission. Arias’ withdrawal leaves fellow city commissioner Todd...

Resident hopes for successful tour

A new resident says she hopes the Tucumcari Talking Tour she expects to launch in May eventually leads to a secondary benefit — restoring neon lighting to historic signs along Route 66. Tucumcari...

Sports canceled for year

Area teams undoubtedly felt disappointment at the cancellation Friday of all spring sports for the rest of the school year. The team that probably...

Rush named to all-state

Grady/San Jon senior forward Chisum Rush was named last week to the all-state team in Class 1A boys basketball. The New Mexico High School Coaches...

Shipley earns all-state honors

Tucumcari senior Ashley Shipley last week earned all-state honors in Class 3A a third straight time. Logan's Karli Webb and Jordan Hines also earned...

Trump not to blame for COVID-19

Every 4-year-old knows the official coronavirus drill by now. Wash your hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes and don’t touch your face. And also practice “social distancing,” stay away...

Virus wrong issue to politicize

COVID-19 has us all living through a great story. We’re in the middle of the excitement now and all waiting to see how it comes out. COVID-19 has a lot of heroes and villains, too. The disease...

We will come out stronger for coronavirus

On March 4, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt uttered these famous words: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” This was the president’s attempt to reassure Americans they...

A look at faith, hope and fear

My April Fool’s Day article will wait another year in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our preacher’s sermon March 22, titled “Fear, Faith, and Hope” (the basis for this article), was...

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