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Articles from the February 3, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Vaccine distribution worsens in Quay County

COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Quay County worsened last week, with dosage numbers lower compared to the previous week. The county also has one of the worst vaccine administration rates in New...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Five COVID-19 cases reported Monday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health reported five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday in Quay County. All were in the Tucumcari ZIP code. That was the largest number in one day in a... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Quay sees downturn in cases

Quay County saw a marked downturn in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the past week, yet another sign the pandemic was waning in New Mexico. The county recorded just three cases since...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Festivals canceled, delayed

Three Tucumcari festivals usually scheduled during the first half of the year have been canceled or at least delayed because of ongoing COVID-19 healt...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 3, 2021

Tucumcari, Logan prep for partial return to in-person classes

Tucumcari and Logan schools are preparing for a partial resumption Monday of in-person classes for middle-school and high-school students for the first time in more than 10 months. Citing a drop in...

 

Focus on the good of God's work

I suspect most people know a friend or family member who’s contracted COVID-19. I was visiting with a very devout, elderly couple at church that recently who had it. At one point, the lady said she...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 3, 2021

Man accused in gun incident drunk at hearing

A Tucumcari man accused of drunkenly pointing a gun at a teenage boy without provocation last spring found himself in more trouble last week when he showed up drunk at a court hearing regarding his ca...

 

Pages past - Feb. 3

On this date ... 1971: A Tucumcari man and a 12-year-old child were treated at Trigg Memorial Hospital after being wounded by at least one gunshot from a local man. The suspect was charged with...

 

Calendar - Feb. 3

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 - Feb. 3

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    February 3, 2021

Court affirms contempt decision

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a judge’s decision to hold the state Department of Taxation and Revenue in contempt for failing to comply with an order in 2015 concerning a...

 

New investors will learn from experiences

There’s a gold rush going on in the financial markets. It features everyday underdogs getting their due and bigwig “bad guys” recoiling from their comeuppance. It’s accompanied by online...

 

GameStop bubble bound to collapse

The reason-defying rise of video game retailer GameStop’s stock price seems to combine the psychology of the “housing bubble” of the 2000s and the populism that gave us four years with Donald Tr...

 

Oil and gas moratorium hurts NM

Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on oil and gas leases and permits on federal lands puts him on track to take jobs and money from New Mexico at a time of crisis. There is no gray area in New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Health council offering heart challenge

After a year of being inside because of the pandemic, the Quay County Health Council is offering residents a Safe Heart Healthy Challenge to get the new year off to a great start. This challenge,...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Quay remains in red, but positivity rates down

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

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Texas suspect

A recent traffic stop by Quay County sheriff’s deputy led to the arrest of a Texas suspect on a parole violation, plus the recovery of illegal drugs and nearly $48,000 in cash. According to a...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Status hearing held in Braziel shooting case

Joshua Braziel should know by March whether his murder case goes to trial or he accepts a plea agreement. Braziel, 30, of Tucumcari, appeared in district court via videoconference from the Quay...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

Tucumcari resident graduates with honors

A Tucumcari resident was among those who graduated with honors at West Texas A&M University’s virtual fall commencement ceremonies in December. Among those 974 students graduating was Julee Ann...

 

NMAA adopts adjusted sports calendar

The New Mexico Activities Association board members during an emergency meeting Monday adopted an adjusted sports calendar where the condensed fall sports seasons of football, cross country and...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 3, 2021

New justice sworn in to NM Supreme Court

Julie J. Vargas, the newest justice on the New Mexico Supreme Court, was sworn into office last week. Chief Justice Michael Vigil administered the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 3, 2021

Commissioners discuss funding sewer line repair

Tucumcari City commissioners seemed to agree Thursday to pursue funding from capital outlay funds through the New Mexico Legislature to continue repairing and replacing sewer lines and facilities...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 3, 2021

Former Logan resident sentenced on sex charges

A former Logan resident was sentenced last week to 2 1/2 years in the Department of Corrections and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life after being convicted of charges related...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 3

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31: Monday • 9:11 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 100 block of West Center Street, Tucumcari. ... Full story

 

Jail log - Feb. 3

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31: • Angel Antunez, 26, Tucumcari, warrant from other counties or states. • George Ignacio Armijo Jr., 62,...

 

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