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Articles from the January 27, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

Twenty-eight entities awarded grants

Twenty-eight entities in Quay County received a total of $412,000 in small-business CARES Act grants awarded by the state of New Mexico late last year because of the economic hardships from the...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

San Miguel County lands in yellow zone; Quay improves

A third neighboring county, San Miguel, landed in the green or yellow zone in the latest COVID-19 risk assessments announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health. Quay County again failed...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

Several hundred more vaccinated

Two healthcare providers in Quay County vaccinated several hundred more people against the coronavirus in the past week. C. Renee Hayoz, administrator at the Quay County Family Health Center in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 27, 2021

Official hopeful on in-person learning

Tucumcari Public Schools’ superintendent told board members last week the state likely will bring back in-person teaching for middle-school students by late January or early February. Superintendent...

 

QAnon exposed as a false religion

Find a way to remember this time. It’s historically unusual. In the span of five short years, we’ve witnessed the beginning of a brand new...

 

Pages past - Jan. 27

On this date ... 1971: New Mexico State Police Sgt. Dwain Johnson told the Noon Lions Club at the Ramada Inn about the force's efforts in the past yea...

 

Calendar - Jan. 27

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. 27

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...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

Charges refiled in high-speed chase

As expected, local prosecutors refiled charges against a Tucumcari man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in August after the original charges were dismissed. Anthony Martinez, 22, again...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 27, 2021

Mesalands passing rate for fall believed to be highest

More than 87% of Mesalands Community College’s grades issued to students in the fall were passing — which is believed to be the highest rate ever — despite many classes being conducted online...

 

Keystone fight wrong battle, wrong method

Joe Biden wants to turn the page on Donald Trump. But on Day One, he began copying his methods. In fact, Barack Obama’s administration (Joe Biden, vice president) did exactly what Trump was...

 

Independent opinions make return

I almost got a lump in my throat (not really) to see things return to normal 24 hours after President Joseph Biden took the oath of office. With COVID-19 preventing the parties and parades that...

 

Biden's actions opposite of unifying

Everyone agreed the inauguration ceremony was nice. Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga. Garth Brooks was Garth Brooks. Everyone also agreed President Joe Biden’s speech was nice. Nothing plagiarized. Nothing...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

Pair of missing juveniles sought

The Tucumcari Police Department is seeking help in locating two runaway juveniles. Angelique French and Braxton French ran away from their home about 10 p.m. Saturday and have not been heard from...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 27

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 18 to Jan. 24: Monday • 10:24 a.m.: Vandalism in 200 block of West Main Street, Tucumcari. • 11:28...

 

Jail log - Jan. 27

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 19 to Jan. 23: • Jonathan Dexter Schiffer, 28, El Paso, Texas, warrant from other counties or states, two counts of...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

Two new confirmed cases reported in Quay

The New Mexico Department of Health reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County on Sunday, both in the Tucumcari ZIP code. The latest cases were one male and one female. One was a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 27, 2021

Quay approves meat inspection resolution

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved a resolution that urges the reinstatement of a state meat inspection program in New Mexico. The resolution states meat animals in New Mexico account for...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 27, 2021

Rescue dog makes recovery

Less than two months ago, Paws and Claws Animal Rescue of Quay County was directed to a stray dog just a few hundred feet from its rural Tucumcari fac...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 27, 2021

In-person classes for middle, high schools can resume Feb. 8

Middle-school and high school students at all New Mexico public schools will be able to resume in-person classes starting Feb. 8. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement Tuesday afternoon du...

 

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