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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Longtime county manager announces retirement

Longtime Quay County manager Richard Primrose announced his imminent retirement after an executive session Monday with county commissioners....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Four coronavirus cases reported Friday in county

Four more cases of coronavirus were reported Friday in Quay County by the New Mexico Department of Health, all the Tucumcari ZIP code. Three women and one man were affected. The age breakdowns were...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Clinic admin: Vaccine request declined

The administrator of one of Tucumcari’s healthcare clinics said during a Quay County Commission meeting Monday she’s been turned down once for more shipments of COVID-19 vaccine and anticipates...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

DoH announces vaccine distribution plans

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced distribution plans for the next three phases for the COVID-19 vaccine that currently includes the elderly, those with high-risk medical...

 

Believers should fear God alone

Living in fear of what evil men may do is just as idolatrous as falling down in front of a statue. So what does it say about us when our churches are...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Man jailed after high-speed chase

A Tucumcari man was jailed in Santa Rosa after he was accused of stealing a pickup truck in Tucumcari and engaging with state police on a high-speed...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Conchas Lake closes boat ramp access

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...

 

Calendar - Jan. 13

Note: Events subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. • April 16-18 — Spay and neuter clinic. A clinic to spay and neuter pets will be sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws Animal...

 

Menus - Jan. 13

The Tucumcari Senior Center and Logan Senior Center remain closed to the public indefinitely but will deliver meals to those who qualify. Those interested in meal deliveries should call the Tucumcari...

 

Pages past - Jan. 13

On this date ... 1971: A five-man, seven-woman grand jury in Tucumcari handed down indictments against six local men, accusing them of possessing or selling marijuana, hashish or LSD. District Judge...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Local politicians condemn violence

Several local political figures uniformly condemned the violence by a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week but differed along partisan lines on its cause. Hundreds of people apparently loyal...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Film crew to arrive in city next month

A film crew will arrive in Tucumcari next month to begin filming four episodes of the "Bands of Enchantment" music television show, the city manager s...

 

Hong Kong raids took advantage of US dysfunction

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong were rounded up around dawn last Wednesday as the U.S. Congress was preparing for a contentious fight over the Electoral College vote ...

 

Organized democracy prevailed Jan. 6

I had a column written about President Donald Trump’s second impeachable phone call, this time to Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. Then Jan. 6 happened. That’s when organized...

 

Trump's legacy tearing down Capitol

Wednesday was a sad day for America. We watched the mob violence and lawlessness in Washington with a tear in our eye. We saw images of the Capitol stormed by hundreds of yahoos who fought with...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Auto-parts chain fined by state

An auto-parts chain that plans to build a store in Tucumcari was fined by the state after being accused failing to follow public health regulations at its Santa Fe location. The New Mexico...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 13

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10: Monday • 8:18 a.m.: Illegal dumping in 6400 block of Quay Road AR, Tucumcari. • 9:18 a....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Eighth COVID-19 death in Quay County reported

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday reported the eighth COVID-19 death in Quay County since the pandemic began. The latest death was a woman in her 80s, according to an email from the agency...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Quay Chamber's new executive director at work

The Tucumcari / Quay County Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director while the outgoing executive director is sticking around a few more days...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Motel Safari receives award

Larry Smith, owner of the Motel Safari in Tucumcari, on Thursday accepted the 2020 New Mexico Route 66 Association Heritage Award to the motel and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 13, 2021

Tax board recommends 'plan of attack'

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board on Wednesday recommended a new visitors guide, print ads or billboards, creating merchandise featuring its new logo and new directional signs in town be part of a...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Harding County in green zone; Quay backslides

Quay County didn’t go into the coveted green zone for coronavirus risk, but one of its neighbors did. Harding County landed in the green zone by meeting the benchmarks for per-capita daily rates and...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 13, 2021

Five COVID-19 cases reported in county Wednesday

Five more cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday in Quay County by the New Mexico Department of Health. Four of the cases were in the Tucumcari ZIP code, with another in the Grady ZIP code,...

 

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