Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Natural gas suppliers anticipate increases

Area suppliers of natural gas or propane said they anticipate price increases for customers in the wake of severely cold weather that strained supplies and sparked widespread power outages, but they...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021

Quay County goes into green zone; more rules relaxed

Quay County vaulted from the yellow to green zone in COVID-19 risk assessments announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health, allowing further relaxation of health restrictions of busines...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Generator backup for grid

When Xcel Energy announced rolling blackouts were possible last week, some residents assumed the company's backup power plant on Tucumcari's north...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Commissioners discuss air ambulance service

Quay County commissioners on Monday seemed receptive Monday to a proposal to pay about $24,000 to provide emergency air ambulance service for every household in the county. Commissioners didn’t act...

 

Menus - Feb. 24

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...

 

Calendar - Feb. 24

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...

 

Pages past - Feb. 24

On this date ... 1971: Wilfred R. Sanchez, 36, owner of the Tucumcari Credit Bureau and other credit bureaus in Belen and Taos, was arrested when vice squad officers served a search warrant on the...

 

Armed citizens a biblical virtue

I hear there are dozens of presidential executive orders coming soon that tighten the regulation of Second Amendment rights. This is a fundamentally...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021

Council to host presentation

The Quay County Health Council will host an online community presentation on March 4 on suicide prevention. Dr. Avron Kriechman is one of the state’s leading experts in suicide prevention....

 
 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021

St. Anne's vandalized shortly before service

The front-door windows of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Tucumcari were vandalized a few hours before a service took place there Saturday evening....

 

No excuse to turn blind eye to weather

The details of what went wrong in Texas last week — most likely the biggest forced blackout in U.S. history — will take time to establish. So will exactly what to do about it. But this emergency...

 

Well, here's my COVID-19 story

OK, Ron Warnick, here it is. I am finally going to confess to the world that I have had COVID-19. I told Warnick, the Quay County Sun’s full-time journalist, about it, but very few others. Warnick,...

 

Thanks for everything, Rush Limbaugh

His fans knew it was coming, but they were still crushed to hear the news that Rush Limbaugh had died. His political enemies and the liberal mainstream media, on the other hand, fell all over...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Bad weather stops vaccine shipment

Quay County returned to a more modest level of administering COVID-19 vaccines last week, partly because bad weather prevented a shipment of them to one of its clinics. C. Renee Hayoz, administrator...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021

List of unaccounted for students shrinks to fewer than 3,000

The New Mexico Public Education Department announced last week it and its partners have accounted for 78% of more than 12,000 students who were enrolled in public schools last spring but not this...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 24, 2021

Continued downward case trend fortifies optimism

Quay County stayed in a low trickle of coronavirus cases, totaling three in the past week. The continued downward trend fortifies cautious optimism the county could land in the green zone when COVID-1...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Full day classes, P.E., music unlikely

A week after in-person classes resumed for Tucumcari middle-school and high-school students for the first time since March, several school board members asked about the prospect of bringing back a...

 

Football schedules still awaited

Schedules for Tucumcari and other area prep football teams won't be known until at least Tuesday this week. Tucumcari athletic director Wayne...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    February 24, 2021

Mesalands sees 20 percent drop in fall enrollment

Mesalands Community College saw about a 20% drop in enrollment during fall 2020 — the college’s first full semester during the COVID-19 pandemic — compared to the previous year. Aaron Kennedy,...

 

Former deputy convicted

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy was convicted last week of a petty misdemeanor for possession of stolen property. Chris McCasland, 34, was found guilty by District Judge...

 

Jail log - Feb. 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20: • Alyssa Gonzales, 24, Tucumcari, two counts of contempt of court. • Shelly Naylor, 33, Portales,...

 

Police blotter - Feb. 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21: Feb. 8 • 1:17 a.m.: Domestic disturbance at North College Street and East Whitmore...

 

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