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Articles from the February 10, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations fall again

The number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Quay County fell again last week, though those numbers likely will rise again this week. A state Department of Health official also said a vaccination event in...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Xcel Energy declares Energy Alert, urges power cutbacks

Xcel Energy declared an Energy Alert on Monday morning because of unusually frigid temperatures and warned of rolling blackouts if power consumption didn’t fall. The strain on the power grid was exp...

 

Indoor dining can return; county lands in yellow zone

Quay County restaurants can host indoor dining again after weeks of restrictions from a surge of coronavirus cases in the late fall. The county entered the yellow designation of the state’s “Red t...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

County grants opposition request

The Quay County Commission on Monday granted Sheriff Russell Shafer’s request by unanimously passing a resolution opposing House Bill 4, known as the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, because of...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Board recommends expanding 'T'

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended spending $5,000 for an ambitious plan to expand the current lighted "T"...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Nazi flags stir controversy

A Tucumcari man caused a stir on social media over the weekend when he flew at his south-side home two flags representing the Nazi Germany era -...

 

Sins blotted out through faith

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” (Psalm 51:1) This is...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Logan student finishes second in FFA speech contest

A Logan junior high student recently did well in virtual FFA state competition last month in the prepared-speech category. Braeden Lightfoot, who is in seventh grade, finished second with his speech,...

 

Pages past - Feb. 10

On this date ... 1971: In Los Angeles, rescuers using jackhammers, acetylene torches and cranes pulled more bodies from a three-story veterans hospital that collapsed during what became known as the...

 

Calendar - Feb. 10

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

 

Menus - Feb. 10

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...

 

Trials resume with abundance of caution

The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered jury trials to resume on Feb. 1, following their suspension because of increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases statewide and potential for further cases after...

 

Education system needs review

There is widespread despair over the impact of remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, likely because kids do learn better in close quarters. Not all educators agree that isolation is a...

 

Transgender order unfair to girls

It’s not right. It’s not fair. And, on top of all that, President Biden’s executive order allowing transgender males to compete against girls is going to destroy girls sports in America. Almost...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Quay passes 400 confirmed coronavirus cases

Quay County passed the 400 mark during the past week in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began last year. Five more cases were reported Monday in the county. All were in the Tucumcari...

 

Sports scheduling on hold for meeting

Revisions to area high-school sports schedules remain in a holding pattern until after the New Mexico Activities Association meets this week to determine which schools likely will or won’t... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

TV show delays shooting

Producers of the forthcoming “Bands of Enchantment” music-television series have delayed the start of their Tucumcari shoot by one month so more people can be vaccinated for the coronavirus....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 10, 2021

Tax board recommends reimbursing talking tour expenses

The Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board on Wednesday recommended reimbursing $1,283.99 in expenses from the launch last summer of the Tucumcari Talking Tour. The Tucumcari City Commission will...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

O'Reilly Auto Parts once again fined for virus violations

The New Mexico Environment Department fined O’Reilly Auto Parts for the second time in less than a month for violating coronavirus safety regulations, this time at a Lovington store where one...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 10, 2021

Tucumcari yearbook staff members receive honors

Staff members of Tucumcari High School’s 2020 Yucca yearbook, “Let’s Get Lost,” received several honors from Quill and Scroll’s Yearbook Excellence Contest and earned inclusion in the...

 

Jail log - Feb. 10

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: • Raymond Chano Chavez, 26, Clovis, probation violation. • Zachary Hurd, 25, Tucumcari, probation...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 10

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: Monday • 9:07 a.m.: Threat in 800 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari. • 10:21...

 

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