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 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Quay County gains state 4-H ambassador

Quay County recently gained a new member of the state’s leadership team, as a 4-H ambassador. Jenna Lopez of the Wranglers 4-H Club will help plan and host several 4-H events for novice, juniors...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Communities receive Rescue Act funds

Four Quay County communities recently received the first installment of federal American Rescue Act funds from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. Here are the local allotments:...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

PED releases COVID-19 guidelines

New Mexico high-school students, along with their teachers, staff and volunteers, will not be required to wear masks at school this fall if they show they’re fully vaccinated, according to new guida...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Logan's Roch named superintendent of year

Logan Municipal Schools superintendent Dennis Roch last week was named 2021 New Mexico Superintendent of the Year by his peers. The award was presented during the annual conference of the New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

4-H rodeo returns this weekend

The Quay County 4-H Rodeo, which returns to the Quay County Fairgrounds Arena on Friday and Saturday, will test the skills of local cowboys and...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Quay maintains low COVID-19 rate

Quay County last week experienced two confirmed cases of COVID-19, continuing its weeks-long low rate of the disease. The county so far was bucking a state and national trend of an upswing in...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Logan votes to extend superintendent's contract

The Logan Board of Education last week unanimously voted to extend the school district superintendent’s contract to June 2023. The action by the board followed a nearly 90-minute closed session to...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 28, 2021 

Daughter of commissioner files suit against estate

The daughter of a deceased Tucumcari city commissioner has filed suit against her sister and her father’s estate, alleging she suffered debilitating injuries during an apparent spat in her dying...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Mask mandate lifted in secondary schools for those vaccinated

New Mexico secondary-school students, along with their teachers, staff and volunteers, will not be required to wear masks at school this fall if they show they’re fully vaccinated, according to new...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Logan board extends contract

The Logan Board of Education last week unanimously voted to extend the school district superintendent’s contract to June 2023. The action by the board followed a nearly 90-minute closed session to...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Tucumcari schools receives grant for music program

Tucumcari Public Schools recently received a $6,614 state grant for its elementary school music program. Andrew Kesten, the elementary school’s music instructor, said in an email the grant will be...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Voter registration initiative under way

The Quay County Clerk’s Office stated in a news release Friday a voter registration update or cancellation initiative is underway in New Mexico and in many adjoining states. All 33 counties in New...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

United Way gives money to local organizations

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico last week gave a total of $5,000 to four nonprofit organizations in Quay County. Erinn Burch, executive director of the organization, gave checks to Helping Hands...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 21, 2021

Tucumcari EDC receives $20,000 grant

The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation was one of 15 economic development organizations in New Mexico to receive a grant through Local Economic Assistance and Development Support, the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

Health Council launches gun-lock campaign

The Quay County Health Council is launching a gun-lock campaign to reduce immediate access to firearms in an effort to reduce suicide deaths in the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

Officials complete management program

Three public officials, including Quay County’s assessor, completed the New Mexico Certified Public Management Program and were recognized at a virtual graduation last month. New Mexico State...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

Community Narcan training set for July 19

The Quay County Health Council next week is offering free training on how to use Narcan to revive those who have overdosed on opioids. The council is offering the training at 3 p.m. July 19 at the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

Ranch selected for award semifinals

A Quay County ranch has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2021 New Mexico Leopold Conservation Award. Given in honor of conservationist Aldo Leo...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

New cases reported in Quay County on Thursday

Quay County on Thursday experienced its first confirmed cases of coronavirus in more than two weeks, with two in the San Jon ZIP code. No cases were reported in the county on Friday. The county's...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 14, 2021

Extension service announces project aimed at ag women

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension in Quay County will bring a risk management and empowerment program for women in agriculture starting in January. Farm and ranch women are generat...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 7, 2021

Tucumcari native acquires Del's

A Tucumcari native has fulfilled his dream of acquiring the city’s oldest restaurant after working there as a young teenager. Chase Waters, 30, closed the deal Wednesday on Del’s Restaurant,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 7, 2021

Health secretary to return to academic life

Dr. Tracie Collins, who has served as New Mexico health secretary for eight months, will return to academic life at the end of July. Collins last fall accepted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 7, 2021

State announces support program

SANTA FE — New Mexico state officials on Friday announced a support program that will provide New Mexicans currently receiving unemployment benefits supplemental payments for returning to the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 7, 2021

Cases staying down in Quay County

Quay County on Friday was about to enter its second week without a reported case of COVID-19 as the state lifted its health restrictions the previous day. The county's last confirmed coronavirus case...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 7, 2021

Courts to phase to more in-person proceedings

SANTA FE — New Mexico courts will phase more proceedings to in-person from now through July 19, though various public health precautions will still be taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, follo...

 

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