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 By Staff report    News    August 3, 2022 

Health Council offers 'stress buster' workshop

The Quay County Health Council is hosting a community presentation this week by Brenda Bishop on ways to deal with stress. With county fair, getting in that last summer trip, back-to-school activities...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 3, 2022 

30 coronavirus cases reported in county

Quay County for the fourth straight week saw elevated case numbers of COVID-19, with 30 confirmed by the state last week. That compares to the 34 cases reported during the previous week. It was the...

 
 By Staff report    News    August 3, 2022 

Nara Visa motorcyclist dies in U.S. 54 crash

A local motorcycle rider died Saturday after crashing into a semi-tractor trailer on U.S. 54 near Nara Visa. About 8 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were sent to U.S. 54 milepost 351 east of...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Mesalands gets $700K grant for nursing program

Mesalands Community College’s president told the board of trustees during its regular meeting last week the college earlier that day had landed a $700,000 grant to help launch its nursing program. M...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Woman accused of letting toddler wander alone

Tucumcari police jailed a local woman after she was accused of letting a toddler in her care wander away from his home and down a street by himself twice during 100-degree weather. Michaela...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

34 cases, 3 deaths of COVID-19 reported in county

Quay County again saw elevated case numbers of COVID-19, with another 34 cases and three more deaths confirmed by the state last week. That compares to the 33 cases and three deaths during the...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 27, 2022

Donnie Garcia named Rattlers football coach

It’s time to usher in the Donnie Garcia era for Tucumcari High School football. Garcia, a football coach at Tucumcari Middle School for 12 years and an assistant coach for the high-school football...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Two Quay teams win 4-H titles

Two Quay County 4-H teams captured state championships during the 2022 state 4-H conference in Las Cruces earlier this month. The range team of Rilee...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

Robotics team finishes sixth at world competition

A Tucumcari High School robotics team recently finished sixth overall at a world competition in Oklahoma - the highest finish ever for a New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 27, 2022

County approves FY22 final budget

In a bit of housekeeping, Quay County Commission on Monday approved resolutions approving the final quarter financial report and adopting the final budget for fiscal year 2022. Cheryl Simpson, the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

Tucumcari municipal judge to resign

Tucumcari’s municipal judge is resigning this week less than a year after he won a contested November election for the post. Christopher Maestas, 78, last week submitted a letter of resignation,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

33 cases, 3 deaths reported in county

Quay County continued to see elevated case numbers of COVID-19, with another 33 cases and three deaths confirmed by the state last week. That compares to the 28 cases and no deaths during the...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

City discusses options for pay raises

Two city officials during a work session Thursday for the fiscal-year 2023 budget outlined plans to give substantial raises to employees to lessen the city’s competitive disadvantage with other...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

Altrusa announces scholarship winners

The Tucumcari chapter of Altrusa International announced its annual scholarships given to one student from each of the school districts and one community college in Quay County. Each of the students...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

Logan schools chief receives two-year deal

The Logan Municipal Schools board of education last week approved a new, two-year contract with its superintendent. Dennis Roch’s pact runs through June 30, 2024, with an annual salary of $125,000,...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

County releases infrastructure draft plan

The Quay County Commission last week unveiled its annual draft of infrastructure and capital improvement plan, with reconstruction of Quay Road 63 near Tucumcari its top priority. The plan...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 20, 2022

Man pleads no contest to resisting arrest, other charges

A Tucumcari man pleaded no contest to three charges in an incident a year ago where a city police officer was captured on video picking up and slamming the suspect to the ground as he resisted arrest...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 13, 2022

County's lodging, dining sector sees strong growth

Quay County’s accommodation and food-services industry saw robust growth during the January-to-March quarter compared to the same period the previous year, reported the New Mexico Economic...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 13, 2022

State commits $30M to pipeline

CLOVIS – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced state funding for the Eastern New Mexico Water Supply Project, a pipeline that will deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 13, 2022

Logan's Strong named Player of the Year

Logan catcher Park Strong was named Class 1A Player of the Year and Logan coach Kyle Griffiths was named Class 1A Coach of the Year during recent...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 13, 2022

Fairgrounds to host local food summit

The Quay County Fairgrounds in Tucumcari will host a Canadian River Local Food Summit on July 20-21 that will feature several local food producers....

 
 By Staff report    News    July 13, 2022

28 new COVID-19 cases reported in county last week

Quay County saw another spike of COVID-19 cases last week with 28, after a month of low numbers. One week in early June, the county saw a one-week spike of 43 cases. Save for that one outlier, Quay...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 6, 2022

Coronavirus cases in county glide to low level

New coronavirus cases in Quay County continued to glide downward to a relatively low level. A total of seven confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the county last week — a decrease from 10 recor...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 6, 2022

Tucumcari Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Tucumcari Farmers Market will ring the opening bell of its season at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wailes Park. The market now will meet twice a week at the east-side park at South Date Street and East Tucu...

 
 By Staff report    News    July 6, 2022

San Jon resident makes UCO's honor roll

San Jon resident Robyn Haylea Evans was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at the University of Central Oklahoma during the spring semester. To make the honor roll, a student must record a 3.5...

 

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