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 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020 

Mayor participates in listening session

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield participated Friday in a listening session presided over by New Mexico’s senior U.S. senator that urged additional federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic....

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020 

More school districts join PED lawsuit

More school districts and one charter school have joined a lawsuit against Education Secretary Ryan Stewart and the New Mexico Public Education Department. According to joint news release Friday...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020 

Hospital restricts visits

Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari is restricting visits during an upsurge of coronavirus cases in the state. “We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020 

NM's hemp production regulatory plan approved

The United States Department of Agriculture recently approved the New Mexico Department of Agriculture's state hemp production regulatory plan....

 
 By Staff report    News    October 28, 2020 

Court invites residents to serve on Commission on Equity and Justice

The New Mexico Supreme Court invites residents of the state to apply to serve on a newly created Commission on Equity and Justice. The commission will study issues related to bias and inequities in...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

Two coronavirus cases reported in county

Two more cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Quay County, bringing the total to 95 since the pandemic started. One of the cases was a person in their 80s in the Tucumcari ZIP code....

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

New case confirmed in county, at TES

Another new COVID-19 case was reported Thursday in Quay County, and the state's Public Education Department also reported a COVID-19 case – earlier identified as a Tucumcari Elementary School...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

San Jon school district ranked third in state

San Jon Municipal Schools was ranked as the third-best school district in New Mexico by Niche.com. San Jon received “A” grades in academics, teachers, diversity, health and safety,...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

Logan, other districts file suit against education secretary

Logan Municipal Schools and at least seven other school districts filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Ryan Stewart and the New Mexico Public Education Department, alleging they overstepped the...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

State police capture Kentucky fugitive

New Mexico State Police in Quay County recently captured a fugitive from Kentucky who led officers on a high-speed chase, then a foot pursuit after his vehicle crashed. According to news release last...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

Motorist arrested after chase

Police arrested a Tucumcari motorist after he was accused of refusing to pull over his vehicle, leading to a high-speed chase on city streets that ended when the suspect’s vehicle spun out of...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

Pesticide safety program workshops offered online

The pesticide safety education program at New Mexico State University is offering workshops two ways online. Pesticide applicators may earn continuing education units by attending a webinar series or...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 21, 2020

More business rules imposed; 6 COVID-19 cases in county

New Mexico's governor on Tuesday announced new health COVID-19 regulations designed to keep businesses open but with the hope they would flatten a huge surge of cases in recent weeks. Also, six new...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Six COVID-19 cases reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday reported six confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County on a day when the state set a record high with 672 cases. According to the DOH website, the f...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Governor's office seeking applications

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced it is soliciting applications for two positions on the board of regents for the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Applicants for the...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Health council launches domestic violence campaign

The Intimate Partner Violence Task Force, a committee of the Quay County Health Council, is launching an awareness campaign in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In March, the task...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

NM secretary warns of false information about early voting

New Mexico’s Secretary of State last week warned of false information about social media about early voting for the general election. “We received reports today of a post on Facebook by a local...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

School nutrition grants awarded to Tucumcari, Logan, House

The New Mexico Public Education Department announced Wednesday it awarded school nutrition grants to the Tucumcari, Logan and House school districts to expand programs to buy food directly from local...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 14, 2020

Governor announces new COVID-19 restrictions, effective Friday

Citing a rise of coronavirus cases statewide, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced an extension of the public health order and new restrictions on hotel occupancy limits, a 10...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

NMAA cancels all sports events set for Saturday

The New Mexico Activities Association announced Wednesday afternoon to all member schools that all sports events scheduled for Saturday would be canceled, citing the state's current public health...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

Fall prep sports delayed until 2021

Citing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases statewide, New Mexico's governor said Thursday she wouldn't update the state's public health order regarding high-school sports, thus effectively delaying all...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

Two COVID-19 cases in county Saturday

The New Mexico Department of Health on Saturday reported two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County on the second-worst day in the state since the pandemic began. The latest cases were male...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

New boards put into service

San Jon Municipal Schools recently put into service high-tech Promethean boards from prekindergarten through 12th grades at a time when many schools a...

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

Businesses taking part in fundraisers

Loretta’s Burrito Hut and Tractor Supply Co. of Tucumcari will participate in fundraisers for the Quay County 4-H Youth program as pat of National 4-H Week. Loretta’s at 321 E. Route 66 Blvd....

 
 By Staff report    News    October 7, 2020

Farming second-most favorable in NM

The farming and ranching industry was found to be the second-most favorable industry in the state of New Mexico, according to a recent survey conducted by The Garrity Group Public Relations firm. The...

 

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