Articles from the January 6, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Year in review: Pandemic impacts still more

Though state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions had affected all corners Quay County the first month of the year, the virus itself made a big impact in 20...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Six more coronavirus cases reported Saturday

Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 also were reported in the county Saturday by the New Mexico Department of Health. Four of the cases were reported in the Tucumcari ZIP code, with one each in Logan...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Eighth COVID-19 death reported in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday reported the eighth COVID-19 death in Quay County since the pandemic began. Eight new confirmed cases of the virus also were reported in the county...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Conchas Lake State Park closes boat ramps

Conchas Lake State Park has closed access to all boat ramps due to dropping water levels, resulting in safety concerns, and to prevent property damage during launching and loading of boats. Low...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Five COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quay County. Three of the cases were reported in the Tucumcari ZIP code, and two others came from the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 6, 2021

Clinic receives vaccine shipment

The rollout of COVID-19 inoculations continued last week when the Quay County Family Health Center in Tucumcari received a shipment of the new...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Vaccine website updated

The New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday that its vaccination website at vaccinenm.org now enables users to complete their comprehensive personal profiles. These profiles — which...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 6, 2021

First baby of 2021 born at PRMC

CLOVIS - Alijah Jasper was scheduled to come into the world Jan. 4 through a C-section delivery at Plains Regional Medical Center. He had other...

 

Why Jesus was born in a stable

On Dec. 20, our preacher spoke about “wonderful” as it’s related to Jesus based on Isaiah 9:6, including that Jesus’ birth was wonderful in his because of the simple location, which we...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Charges dismissed in high-speed chase case

A Tucumcari man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in town in August had charges against him dismissed last week because time expired for his preliminary examination in court due to...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Quay remains in red with latest evaluations

Quay County remained in the red zone in the latest evaluations last week on the statewide COVID-19 map, but it landed on the shortlist of greatest improvement in its per-capita and test-positivity...

 

Execution may be death knell for death penalty

All year long in her cell in Texas, Lisa Montgomery crochets angels and Christmas tree ornaments and elaborate nativity scenes overrun with more angels. On Christmas Eve, her attorneys called her to...

 

2020 instructive if not productive

This week, we gleefully put behind us a year of closings, cancellations and isolation, and enter a year that gives us hope that at least some social life will return as we chip away at the COVID-19...

 

Hard to feel optimistic about 2021

What a difference a terrible year makes. Last year at this time, my wife, Colleen the travel agent, and I were getting ready to take 40 of her clients on a 15-day cruise out of Dubai to India and back...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Quay's seventh COVID-19 death reported

The New Mexico Department of Health last week reported the seventh death in Quay County because of COVID-19. According to a news release Wednesday, the latest victim was a man in his 70s who was...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Lawsuit filed against assessor

The Quay Apartments in Tucumcari last week filed a lawsuit against Quay County Assessor Janie Hoffman, claiming a wrong assessment is causing it to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes. Quay...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 6, 2021

2020 condemned to flames

The owner of a Tucumcari motel torched an effigy of a much-maligned 2020 and mementos of people's misfortunes that year in a bonfire broadcast live...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 6, 2021

County spends entirety of CARES Act allotment

Quay County government spent all its $152,000 allotment in federal CARES Act funds to cover expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic before last week’s deadline. Meanwhile, the county earlier last...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 6, 2021

Firm representing MCC issues allegation denials

The law firm representing Mesalands Community College last week issued multiple denials to allegations from by the college’s former president in his whistleblower and retaliation lawsuit against...

 

Jail log - Jan. 6

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3: • Danica Rachelle Hogue, 43, Clovis, contempt of court. • Bernie Palomino, 33, Tucumcari, driving under...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 6

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 14 to Dec. 19: Monday • 10:15 a.m.: Fraud at South Sixth Street and West Tucumcari Boulevard,...

 

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