Articles from the January 5, 2022 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Mesalands board approves vaccination mandate

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees by a 4-1 vote last week approved a new mandate that requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The action during a...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Year in review: COVID-19 roars back in second half of year

Mere weeks after state officials eased COVID-19 restrictions, the disease came roaring back during the second half of 2021 in the form of the... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported

Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported last week in Quay County by state officials, raising the toll to 31 since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020. The latest victims, according to the New...

 

Make a resolution in faith today

New Year’s Day was just four or five days ago, and I suspect many resolutions already have been broken, especially those that had to take effect on Jan. 1 (for example, resolving to never have evil...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2022

Quay deputy accidentally exposed to fentanyl

A Quay County sheriff’s deputy collapsed and briefly was hospitalized last week after an accidental exposure to fentanyl during a home visit of probation subjects. According to a Facebook post by...

 

Pages past - Jan. 5

On this date ... 1972: U.S. Rep. Manuel Lujan visited Tucumcari yesterday afternoon as part of his twice-a-year “Take the Government to the People” tour. Lujan planned to visit each of the 14...

 

Menus - Jan. 5

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center also offer grab-and-go meals to those who qualify. Those interested should call the Tucumcari facility at 575-461-2307 or the Logan facility at...

 

Jail log - Jan. 5

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2: • Tranette Flook, 34, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Samitra Danae Hurd, 29, Tucumcari, felony...

 

More must be done to protect world's children

Here’s the second most important message that the jury in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial delivered in finding her guilty of trafficking minor girls to be sexually exploited. It comes courtesy of a...

 

Can't join Libertarian party, either

I’m libertarian, uncapitalized, to separate the ethical philosophy I follow from the political party I can’t. A Libertarian, capitalized, is a member of the Libertarian Party. Ethical libertariani...

 

Happy New Year - if they let us

It’s New Year’s again and time to hope for a happier future. Last year at this time we were hoping for a better year in 2021, but that sure as heck didn’t work out, did it? Forget the damage...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 5, 2022

Tucumcari girls secure victory over Logan

LOGAN – Alexus Lafferty sank a go-ahead 3-point shot with just over a minute remaining and Haisley Huffman scored on a fastbreak with eight seconds...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    January 5, 2022

Longhorns take down rival Rattlers

LOGAN – The Longhorns repeatedly used its transition game to score against area rival Tucumcari during their annual clash Thursday. Just as importan...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 5, 2022

San Jon girls deal Floyd crushing defeat

The San Jon girls basketball team vaulted back to the .500 mark after crushing host Floyd 49-7 during a non-district matchup Thursday. The Coyotes held Floyd scoreless in the first half while taking...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    January 5, 2022

Logan boys fall against Santa Rosa

The Logan boys basketball team raced to a double-digit lead in the third quarter but didn’t hold it during a 56-51 loss Dec. 28 at Santa Rosa. Logan coach Kyle Griffiths said his team had a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

City officials come to loose consensus on cannabis charge

Tucumcari city commissioners came to a loose consensus Wednesday on a fee the city would charge to cannabis business applicants, but one Tucumcari resident who plans such a business signaled she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 5, 2022

Customers report late propane deliveries

Numerous customers of Pinnacle Propane in Quay County last week reported late deliveries of propane as colder temperatures began to arrive, including one client who still hadn’t received her order...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 5

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2: Monday • 12:35 p.m.: Arrest warrant in 300 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. ...

 

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