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 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Hospital official expresses confidence

Despite widespread complaints about the lack of coronavirus tests and personal protective equipment for health workers, an official for the health service that runs Tucumcari’s hospital said she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

School closure extended

Area schools ventured into uncharted territory of mass virtual classes after New Mexico’s secretary of education announced Friday all public...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

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....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

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” during...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

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,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

Commission approves temporary reduction of meetings

A divided Quay County commission on Friday approved a temporary reduction of its regular meetings from two to one during April in an effort to slow the spread and risk of coronavirus. District II...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    April 1, 2020 

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    April 1, 2020 

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...

 

Problems at U.S. 54 crossroad proving tricky

A closer examination of the much-discussed U.S. 54 and Airport Road intersection northeast of Tucumcari reveals it to be multifaceted problem because...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 25, 2020

Mesalands president placed on paid administrative leave

Mesalands Community College's president was placed on indefinite paid administrative leave March 17 after a nearly 90-minute executive session by the college's board of trustees. The board placed...

 

Staying distant

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday instructed New Mexicans to stay home if they didn't work in essential fields and dropped the maximum number of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Coronavirus measures affecting area

The seemingly far-away coronavirus epidemic suddenly affected virtually all households in Quay County in recent days with closed schools, canceled or...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Iron Pour carries on

Neither cold, nor rain, nor coronavirus could stop participants from making molten metal for sculptures Friday during the 22nd annual Iron Pour at...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Most Quay projects survive cuts

Citing budget concerns in the wake of plunging oil prices, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last week vetoed a $50 million transportation-projects bill that earmarked $215,000 for a roadway...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

No games or practice until at least April 6

The mandatory three-week break from classes at New Mexico public schools because of the coronavirus pandemic also means no games and no practice...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

Tucumcari girls end season

Depleted by injuries, the ninth-seeded Tucumcari girls basketball team reached the end of the line of the Class 3A quarterfinals during a 67-55 loss March 10 to top-seeded and eventual state champion...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 18, 2020

Lady Longhorns fall to Melrose

The fourth quarter of Saturday's Class A championship game gave an empty feeling to the Logan girls basketball team, and it wasn't just because it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 18, 2020

Sitting commissioners to square off

Two sitting Tucumcari city commissioners will face each other in the Republican primary for Quay County Commissioner District 2 on June 2. District 5...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

'Red flag' resolution approved

During a Quay County Commission meeting so crowded with spectators it was moved from its usual chambers to a district courtroom upstairs,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

Two Tucumcari city commissioners file for county seat

Two sitting Tucumcari city commissioners will face each other in the Republican primary for Quay County Commissioner District 2 on June 2. District 5 city commissioner Todd Duplantis and District 4...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

Commission chair asks for road resolution

The Quay County Commission's chairman on Monday asked road superintendent Larry Moore to draft a resolution requesting safety improvements at U.S. 54...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

Crowd expected for iron pour

The loss of higher-education foundry programs is the gain of Mesalands Community College's annual Iron Pour, now in its 22nd year this week. Joel Kise...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 11, 2020

Tax board approves forming of local tourism committee

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board on Wednesday unanimously approved its chairman’s plan to form a local tourism committee in place of an Albuquerque marketing firm, but not before an argument between...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 11, 2020

Logan girls take down Dora

LOGAN - The top-seeded Logan girls basketball team took care of business quickly during a 63-20 victory in the first round Friday of the Class 1A...

 

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