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Articles from the February 17, 2021 edition

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 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Xcel declares 'energy alert' because of temperatures

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...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

Indoor dining makes a return

Barely two hours after Quay County went from red to yellow in the state's bimonthly COVID-19 risk assessment Wednesday afternoon, a waitress at the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

County sees uptick in vaccinations

Quay County last week saw a big uptick in the number of people vaccinated for COVID-19 not only because of more vaccines shipped to clinics but...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    February 17, 2021

City gives preliminary approval to donation

The Tucumcari City Commission is one meeting away from approving a donation of three baseball and softball diamonds to the Tucumcari Municipal Schools district after preliminarily approving the...

 

Some habits worth keeping up with

I’m a creature of habit, but I’m also fairly flexible so I can address things on short notice. Otherwise, when some of my routines get disrupted, the consequences can be extensive. For example, I...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Former Logan resident fails to report to jail

A former Logan resident who last month was sentenced to having underage sex with a girl found himself in more trouble when he failed to report to the county jail at the required time. Joshua Roubieu,...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Environment Department launches reporting tool

To continue ensuring safe New Mexico workplaces, help businesses safely stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic and make it easier, more efficient and more accurate to report positive COVID-19 cases...

 

Pages past - Feb. 17

On this date ... 1971: Mary Crespin of Tucumcari received the New Mexico State Police Citizenship Award, presented by Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce President King Aitken Jr. Crespin took...

 

Calendar - Feb. 17

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. 17

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...

 

Reflect on black history February and every day

There comes a point in every child’s life when he or she first learns of the sin of slavery in America. While it’s a jolt to all children, those of us who are not African American can only...

 

Partisanship overwhelming reason

I've been watching bits and pieces of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, and it is plain to me that partisanship is overwhelming reason and any semblance of jurisprudence. The trial wi...

 

Canceling the classics over the top

It was only a matter of time before Cicero got canceled. The New York Times the other day profiled Princeton classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta, who wants to destroy the study of classics as a blow for...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

San Jon board approves contracts

The San Jon Municipal Schools board of trustees last week approved two separate contracts with the same firm to be the district’s facilities master planner and project manager. The board weeks ago...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

PED seeks waiver to pause assessment

The Public Education Department announced last week it will request a waiver that would allow schools and districts to skip high-stakes student assessments again this spring, shifting instead to...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Plateau offering college scholarships

Plateau’s Education Foundation is again offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications are available on the cooperative’s website at www.plateautel.com/company/schol...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

Quay coronavirus cases drop considerably

Quay County dropped back into a low ebb in coronavirus cases, totaling five in the past week. That was a significant drop from the previous week, when county recorded 10 cases. New Mexico continued...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 17, 2021

Logan turns down grant

The Logan Board of Education said “thanks, but no thanks” to an estimated $50,000 state grant for the district’s preschool for 4-year-olds for the 2022 fiscal year because of accumulating red...

 

Local sports gearing up

Tucumcari's athletic director finished revisions on the high school's volleyball schedule in anticipation the state will green-light sports resuming...

 

Logan captures powerlifting title

The Logan High School boys last week captured the small-schools title in the inaugural NMAA powerlifting state championships. Logan freshman Izaiah Kneitz also won an individual state title in the...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2021

DoH launches toll free cancer hotline

The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced the launch of a new toll-free hotline number (833-525-1811) for breast and cervical cancer screening services and support. Managed by the...

 

Jail log - Feb. 17

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: • Arnulfo Ascencio Jr., 39, Alamogordo, warrant from other counties or states. • Nathaniel J. Lopez,...

 

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