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 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Health council receives grant

The Quay County Health Council last week was awarded an $85,000 grant from the New Mexico Department of Health’s Better Together program to help area young people combat misinformation on social med...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

County's coronavirus cases plunge

Quay County’s new cases of COVID-19 plunged last week as much as they skyrocketed the previous week. A total of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Quay County last week — a big...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Former Tucumcari police dog dies

Aries, a retired Belgian Malinois dog that worked for the Tucumcari Police Department for more than six years, died on June 12 at the age of 8. Logan...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Arch Hurley board votes not to allocate water

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board again voted last week to not allocate water to its irrigation canals as Conchas Lake continued to shrink due to summer heat and a prolonged drought....

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Racing commission defers action on Coronado proposal

The New Mexico Racing Commission apparently will decide later whether to approve or reject Coronado Partners’ application for a sixth license that would allow it to build a horse-racing track and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

Be on the lookout for wayward bears

Due to drought conditions, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is urging residents to be aware of increased chances of encountering bears and...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 22, 2022 

San Jon board meets to discuss candidates

The San Jon Municipal Board of Education convened for about an hour last week in closed executive session to discuss candidates to replace departing superintendent Janet Gladu. The board did not take...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 22, 2022 

MCC bull rider finishes fourth at CNFR

Andy Guzman of Mesalands Community College finished fourth in bull riding overall Saturday at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Guzman also earned men’s Rookie of the Year...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 22, 2022 

Retired Logan coach a finalist for national honor

Recently retired Logan High School track and volleyball coach Robert Young received notice Monday he’s a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s National Coach of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Tucumcari breaks temperature record with 112 degrees on Saturday

Tucumcari on Saturday recorded its hottest day in recorded history, and it also was the hottest place in New Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, its weather station at Tucumcari...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Lawsuit alleges 'unsanitary' conditions at jail

An Arizona man suing American Airlines for being jailed for a crime he didn’t commit gave descriptions about his 17-day incarceration at the Quay County Detention Center that alleges “grossly unsa...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Quay County's COVID-19 cases quadruple

Quay County’s number of new cases of COVID-19 quadrupled last week, but New Mexico’s top health official said he didn’t foresee the imposition of new mandates, including masks, because of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Departing superintendent returning to Illinois

The San Jon Municipal Schools superintendent is returning to Illinois after four years of running the eastern Quay County district. Janet Gladu submitted her resignation letter on May 31 to the San Jo...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Racing commission places Coronado bid on agenda

One week after a judge ordered the New Mexico Racing Commission to make a decision on Coronado Partners’ license application, the commission placed it on the agenda for this week’s meeting. The...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

Ex-Logan teacher paid $175K in settlement

Former Logan Municipal Schools teacher and coach Rhyan Daugherty received a $175,000 payment during a recent settlement of his whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against Logan superintendent...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 15, 2022

San Jon clerk elected vice-chair of EPCOG

LOGAN — San Jon’s village clerk was elected vice-chair of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board during its annual meeting Wednesday at Logan’s village hall. Cynthia Lee, who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Garcia, Fortner win local GOP races

Undersheriff Dennis Garcia easily won the Republican nomination for Quay County sheriff, and Brian Dale Fortner prevailed in a five-way race for the GOP nod in the District 3 county commissioner race...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Pandemic allows Iron Pour to add new twists

The year off that Mesalands Community College's Iron Pour took in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic gave the organizers a chance to rejigger the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Possible threat prompts class cancellation

A teenager’s possible threat on social media prompted Tucumcari Public Schools to cancel summer school for the day on Friday. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, local law...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    June 8, 2022

Logan eighth-grader to compete at rodeo nationals

A Logan eighth-grader will be one of New Mexico's representatives at a national rodeo competition in Georgia later this month. Rylan Montoya, a...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Superintendent departing San Jon schools

The superintendent of San Jon Municipal Schools is taking a position at another unnamed school district, according to the school board’s president. Board President Frank Gibson said superintendent...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

Tucumcari sees growth in cannabis sales in May

Cannabis sales in Tucumcari continued to show robust growth in May compared to April, the latter which was the first month recreational marijuana could be legally sold in New Mexico. Total cannabis...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 8, 2022

County's COVID-19 cases drop; rates still high

Quay County saw its number of COVID-19 cases decline last week, but most of the state’s counties, including Quay, landed in the red zone for risk of the disease spreading. Ten confirmed COVID-19...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Man jailed on murder complaint

An argument during a graduation party apparently prompted one Tucumcari man to fatally shoot another in the middle of Quay Road 63 on Tucumcari's...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 1, 2022

Hearing held on stalled racino license

A Logan attorney during an online court proceeding Wednesday grilled the director of the New Mexico Racing Commission amid a lawsuit to prod the entity to award a sixth horse-racing license that...

 

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