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 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

Third COVID-19 case in three days reported in county

The third confirmed case of coronavirus in as many days was reported Wednesday in Quay County. The New Mexico Department of Health reported the latest case is a woman age 50 to 59 from the Logan ZIP...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

Eighth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The eighth confirmed case of coronavirus was reported Tuesday in Quay County, the second in two days. The New Mexico Department of Health reported the latest case is a male age 50 to 59 in the Logan...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

Seventh Quay County case confirmed

The seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Quay County as New Mexico saw its fifth consecutive day of reporting more than 200 cases. Also Monday, Mesalands Community College closed...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

Governor restores education funding

New Mexico’s governor last week used her veto pen to delete about $30 million in spending cuts — mainly for education — from a revised budget passed by the Legislature during a June special...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

County to receive money from state PILT program

New Mexico’s senators announced last week Quay County will receive more than $5,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

San Jon moving graduation

San Jon High School will move its graduation ceremony Saturday from its gymnasium to the San Jon Community Center parking lot on Oak Avenue in response to state restrictions regarding the coronavirus...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 8, 2020 

New Mexico Secretary of Health announces retirement

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel announced Friday she would retire but will remain at her position during the coronavirus pandemic until a replacement is found. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

State to "aggressively" enforce mask mandate with $100 fines

Citing a larger spread in coronavirus cases, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday the state's mask mandate would be more aggressively enforced with fines of $100. She also imposed up to a...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Seventh COVID-19 case in Quay County; possible exposure closes Mesalands gym

The seventh confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Quay County as New Mexico saw its fifth consecutive day of reporting more than 200 cases. Also Monday, Mesalands Community College closed...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Rocking the route - online

Coronavirus had canceled the second annual Rockin' Route 66 scheduled for last weekend in Tucumcari, but the festival's promoter kept the rock...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Rose files for re-election as independent

As expected, 10th Judicial District Attorney Timothy Rose filed as an independent candidate for re-election Thursday. Thursday was the official filing day for independent and minor-party candidates...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Man faces charges after being accused of threatening a pregnant woman

A Tucumcari man faces four criminal charges, including a felony count, after being accused of threatening and shoving a pregnant woman, plus putting her infant son in jeopardy of physical harm. Peter...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

MainStreet receives accreditation

The Tucumcari MainStreet organization last week received top-tier accreditation from the National Main Street Center. Connie Loveland, executive...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 1, 2020

Some July 4 events curtailed

This weekend's Independence Day celebrations in Quay County will be a bit sparse because of coronavirus restrictions. Tucumcari's fireworks show...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

Sixth case of COVID-19 reported in Quay County

The New Mexico Department of Health reported the sixth confirmed coronavirus case Friday in Quay County since the pandemic began. The latest case is a person age 10 to 19, the youngest victim of the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

Governor may delay Phase II of reopening

New Mexico's governor said Thursday she may delay a planned Phase II reopening of the state's economy on July 1 by a week or longer because of an uptick in the spread rate of COVID-19 and huge surges...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

Post office break-ins being investigated

Federal authorities and two sheriff's departments are investigating break-ins at post offices at Nara Visa in Quay County and Amistad and Des Moines...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 24, 2020

New coronavirus case confirmed in Quay

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported Quay County's first confirmed case of coronavirus in more than a month. David Morgan, a spokesman for the agency, stated in an email Friday the...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 17, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported in Quay County

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported Quay County's first confirmed case of coronavirus in more than a month. A spokesman for the agency said the victim is a woman in her 20s. He said...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 17, 2020

Bar reopenings likely for July

New Mexico in recent days lifted some coronavirus restrictions on breweries but not bars, leaving Quay County residents without a watering hole to drink alcohol for a while longer. Gov. Michelle...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 10, 2020

Man given credit for time served

A Tucumcari man will serve two months in the county jail with credit for time served plus 4 1/2 years of the rest of his incarceration suspended in a sexual assault case. Lamar Eugene French, 32,...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 10, 2020

Quay students make Dean's List

Seventeen Quay County students recently were named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must complete a minimum...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 10, 2020

Official waiting for more data before further reopening

Despite declaring “the curve has flattened” in coronavirus cases, New Mexico’s Human Services secretary said Friday he wouldn’t feel comfortable lifting more restrictions until he received...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 10, 2020

Four fire districts help battle large fire north of Mosquero

Four rural fire districts in Quay County helped battle a massive brush fire north of Mosquero that jumped Highway 39 and burned at least 12,000 acres...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 10, 2020

Quay initial unemployment claims jump in first quarter

Quay County saw a huge increase in initial unemployment claims during the January-to-March quarter, a reflection of the beginnings of the COVID-19 outbreak and state-mandated closures of many...

 

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