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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

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....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

Farmers market to open Saturday

The Tucumcari Farmers Market will open for the season at Wailes Park on Saturday morning despite some restrictions due to the coronavirus. Market...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 8, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Logan holds drive-up graduation

LOGAN - It wasn't easy, but Logan High School did hold a graduation Saturday morning. The school district announced venue changes twice in barely 12...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Schools making plans to reopen

The Tucumcari and Logan school districts are looking at a hybrid model of in-person classes and online learning when the school year opens in August amid the coronavirus pandemic. San Jon, meanwhile,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Quay's sixth COVID-19 case confirmed

The New Mexico Department of Health reported the sixth confirmed coronavirus case Friday in Quay County since the pandemic began. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham also said during her health briefing...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Man accused of drug dealing

A Tucumcari man who faces two different criminal complaints of animal abuse was accused of drug dealing in five new felony counts in an amended complaint filed last week. Ralph Earlwayne Fletcher, 30,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 1, 2020

Wheels on Fire race cancelled

The Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race scheduled for Sept. 26 effectively was canceled after the New Mexico Department of Transportation denied it an...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Fired Up festival canceled

Tucumcari MainStreet announced Friday the cancellation of the 10th annual Fired Up festival set for Sept. 26 because of coronavirus concerns. It was...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Legislators: Budget cuts not enough

The New Mexico Legislature trimmed about $600 million from a cash-strapped state budget during a special session last week, but a state senator and state representative whose districts include Quay...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Group negotiating to acquire museum

A Tucumcari MainStreet official revealed Monday during a Quay County Commission meeting the nonprofit organization is negotiating to acquire the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

New furniture store opens

If you go to the newly opened Sarah's Furniture store in downtown Tucumcari, don't be surprised if you don't readily find Sarah herself. That's...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Mesalands board tables future action on lease

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees approved a purchase requisition on an $81,000 lease on the Stampede Village student-housing complex but tabled future action on the property because...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Motel looking to new owners

The caretakers of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari expressed optimism the historic Route 66 property would have new owners by the end of the June...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 24, 2020

Board discusses graduation feedback

Members of the Tucumcari Public Schools board last week talked about positive feedback about the district’s May 29 outdoor graduation ceremony that included fireworks and confetti cannons amid...

 

New page turned

The Tucumcari Public Library reopened June 9 for the first time in almost three months after being shut down by the coronavirus. Those who showed up f...

 

San Jon plans July graduation

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees set a graduation time of 6 p.m. July 11 at the high-school gym with a maximum of 25 people allowed for each of its three graduates to comply with an...

 

Lawmakers eye quick special session

A state senator whose district encompasses much of Quay County said spending cuts to address a state budget deficit won’t be too difficult during this week’s legislative special session, but he...

 

Returning to play

The athletic director at Logan High School detailed the restart of athletic practices in the coming weeks as outlined by the New Mexico Activities...

 

Man jailed on sex charges

Police jailed a Tucumcari man after he was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman visiting a friend in the city. Jorge Cosme, 38, is charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration...

 

Weeklong fire burns near Mosquero

A weeklong wildfire that burned almost 23,000 acres and briefly threatened the village of Mosquero was brought under control by Sunday. Mosquero...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    June 10, 2020

Rush, Lopez take primaries

Jerri Rush and Robert Lopez easily captured their respective Republican and Democratic primary nominations for open Quay County Commission seats durin...

 

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