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Articles from the March 3, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Hansen    News    March 3, 2021

Commissioners consider zoning law changes

Tucumcari city commissioners considering changes to the city's zoning laws and their enforcement wrestled with issues that included poor landowners,...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 3, 2021

Zamora accepts position as new county manager

Quay County Emergency Manager Daniel Zamora on Monday afternoon accepted an offer to become the county's new manager later this month. Zamora, who's...

 

State goal: Full school re-entry by April 5

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Public Education Department and Department of Health announced Monday a goal to reach full school re-entry by April 5, with the caveat that all school staff members will be...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

Spectators now can attend games in Quay County

It appears spectators will be allowed at Quay County high-school sporting events, after all. In a reversal, the New Mexico Activities Association and Public Education Department announced Thursday...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 3, 2021

State passes 500,000 vaccinated

New Mexico last week moved past the 500,000 mark in the number of people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose as supplies reportedly continued to trend upward. Gov. Michelle Lujan...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 3, 2021

Quay improves to green

Quay County improved from the yellow to green zone in COVID-19 assessments last week, and the governor's office also announced a loosening of health...

 

Thinking on the Parable of the Two Sons

A reader asked for my thoughts on the Parable of the Two Sons given in Matthew 21. Anyone can contact me with questions about my articles or any other biblical topic of interest to them; I’ll...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

Hospital relaxes visitation policies

Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari last week announced a relaxation of its visitation policies to the hospital and clinics amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital now will allow one...

 

Pages past - March 3

On this date ... 1971: Frances Olsen was chosen as the new director of the Tucumcari / Quay County Chamber of Commerce by its board after its previous director, Don Long, resigned. Olsen, who manages...

 

Calendar - March 3

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 is being sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...

 

Menus - March 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...

 

Streaming oral arguments good for New Mexico

As I drive to work, past the barricades and the fencing surrounding the New Mexico Roundhouse, I think how it informs public perception about our democratic process and understanding of the “rule of...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Hoping Tres Amigas will revive

I was fortunate to watch Texas’ power supply difficulties from afar. Tucumcari was far enough. I didn’t have to go to Cancun. In Tucumcari, the closest we got to Texas’ Texas-size electricity...

 
 By Steve Pearce    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Dem governor, lawmakers can't face truth

When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham penned her name to Senate Bill 10, she signed a death warrant. She, along with dozens of New Mexico Democratic lawmakers, approved the order to end the lives of...

 

Las Cruces superintendent mourned by community

New Mexico's education community was stunned Thursday to learn about the death of Las Cruces Public Schools superintendent Karen Trujillo. Trujillo, 50, died Thursday evening after being struck by a...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

New Mexico Bank and Trust acquires FNB New Mexico

New Mexico Bank & Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA Inc., announced last week it completed its acquisition of FNB New Mexico at the close of business on Feb. 19. FNB New...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

Coronavirus total for Quay reaches 420

Quay County remained in a low ebb of coronavirus cases, totaling four in the past week. Three cases were reported the previous week. The latest case Sunday — a man age 6o to 69 — was reported in... Full story

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 3, 2021

Pastor ministers with sign

If you see a man walking around Tucumcari carrying a cardboard sign, chances are good he's a former motorcycle gang member who now is pastor at First...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 3, 2021

Sports teams learn schedules

Tucumcari and Logan's varsity football teams finally learned about their shortened-season schedules Thursday, with a possible fifth or postseason...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

San Jon student wins national video contest

A San Jon High School student was a grand prize winner of a national video contest that urges utility customers to call before starting digging...

 

Jail log - March 3

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28: • Misty D. Aragon, 38, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • Seth A. Chavez, 32, Tucumcari, probation...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 3, 2021

Mental health support line launched

The New Mexico Human Services Department recently launched a statewide mental health support line to help residents experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges because of the COVID-19...

 

Police blotter - March 3

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28: Monday • 7:29 a.m.: Theft in 2000 block of South Mountain Road, Tucumcari. • 9 a.m.:...

 

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