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 By Ron Warnick    News    September 23, 2020 

County preps for CARES Act disbursement

Quay County businesses, nonprofit organizations and civic groups should know by Friday how to apply for reimbursement of their COVID-19 expenses. The county recently was authorized to receive to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 23, 2020 

MCC likely to enter horse partnership

Mesalands Community College likely will enter into a partnership with Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico to foster wild horses for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 23, 2020 

Quay numbers improve, but not enough

Quay County's coronavirus numbers improved during the first half of September, but not enough to expand in-person classes in the region's public schools this week. It was the second time the county...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 23, 2020 

New guidelines concern Logan officials

The superintendent and board of education for Logan Municipal Schools voiced consternation for the state’s new COVID-19 guidelines about face coverings, class sizes, random testing and climate-contr...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 23, 2020 

Camping, practices will be permitted

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during a Thursday health briefing that overnight camping would be allowed for New Mexico residents in state parks starting Oct. 1 and that youth sports practices...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Suspect says shooting an accident

A Tucumcari man held without bond on a murder charge told state police he shot his friend accidentally in his home and previously had pointed a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Music television series proposed to tax board

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday expressed enthusiasm Wednesday to a marketing manager's formal proposal of music television...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

County discusses COVID-19 funds

Quay County Commissioners on Monday discussed how to distribute more than $370,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds earmarked for local businesses. The county itself also received $152,550 from...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

More COVID-19 cases reported in Logan area

Three more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Friday in the Logan ZIP code by the New Mexico Department of Health. With that, Logan has exceeded the number of cases (33) since the pandemic...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 16, 2020

Tax board discusses using money for billboards

Flush with nearly $40,000 of money unused from the previous fiscal year or unspent from festivals canceled because of COVID-19, the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board used much of its meeting...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

Zia Club officer confident in license

One of the officers of the Tucumcari Zia Club that's applied for a liquor license for the former Cooper's Cleaners building expressed confidence the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

County misses on coronavirus benchmarks

Additional elementary students in Quay County didn’t begin classes after Labor Day as previously anticipated because it didn’t meet the state criteria for school reopenings. And Tucumcari Public...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 9, 2020

Beetles helping with tree infestation

Tucumcari Lake this summer is experiencing what could be described as a good insect infestation - especially when notorious saltcedar trees are...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Dinosaur museum reopens

Forty-five people visited the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari on Saturday - the first time tourists had been able to tour its exhibits in more...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

US 54 bridge close to completion

LOGAN - Construction on the new U.S. 54 bridge over the Canadian River stands at 90% complete, with a projected opening to traffic this month or...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Court rules against restraining order

The New Mexico Supreme Court last week unanimously rejected a temporary restraining order from an Eddy County judge that sought to stop enforcement of the state’s indoor-dining ban for restaurants...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Albuquerque man still detained after chase

An Albuquerque man remained detained in the Quay County jail this week after he was accused of leading police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph, crashed his car into a building in Tucumcari and la...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Ute Lake open on limited basis

LOGAN - Ute Lake State Park reopened Wednesday on a limited basis for day-use recreation after being closed for two weeks when several employees...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    September 2, 2020

Man implicated in fire takes deal on other crimes

A Tucumcari man implicated in setting a 2012 fire in a local veterinarian clinic that killed more than 70 animals avoided jail time when he was sentenced Wednesday in a plea deal on other crimes and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Expo carries on

Save for exhibitors and volunteers wearing masks, the annual Junior Livestock Show on Saturday night at the Quay County Fairgrounds appeared normal...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Rancher tapped for MCC board

Tom Sidwell, co-owner of the JX Ranch south of Tucumcari, was tapped last week to serve on the Mesalands Community College board of directors. Board...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Initial enrollment down at Tucumcari Elementary

Initial enrollment last week at Tucumcari Elementary School saw an 11% drop compared to last spring while enrollments at the middle and high schools were stable or slightly higher, according to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Internet, radio top wishlist

Improving internet broadband infrastructure and emergency radio coverage prompted the most discussion Monday during the Quay County Commission’s public hearing for its proposed infrastructure/capita...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Fire, explosions rock asphalt plant

A fire with explosions last week that rocked an asphalt plant at Versatile Construction Co. on Tucumcari's north side caused alarm but no injuries....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 26, 2020

Business feature: Garden hoping for certification

Genesis Gardens Homestead on Tucumcari's north side has been growing green chile peppers for customers for nearly 20 years. Soon, Genesis Gardens'...

 

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