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Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 4, 2020

Longtime lawyer dies at 72

Donald Schutte, a longtime lawyer and a former assistant district attorney and district court judge in Quay County, died Feb. 25. He was 72. Attorney Roger Bargas, with whom Schutte shared a law...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 4, 2020

Housing board delays action on jurisdiction resolution

The Tucumcari Housing Authority board delayed action Thursday on a resolution that would have transferred jurisdiction over Tucumcari public housing t...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    March 4, 2020

City enacts grant stopgap

With a deadline looming to apply for grants from the New Mexico Department of Tourism’s New Mexico True marketing arm, the Tucumcari City Commission decided to assign one of the city’s grant...

 

Governor signs 'red flag' bill into law

PORTALES — Roosevelt County officially made its opposition known the morning of Feb. 25, just hours before Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the red-flag gun bill into law. In a news release from...

 

Calendar - March 4

• March 7 — Enchilada Dinner. Center Street United Methodist Church will hold its annual enchilada dinner with all the fixings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults will be charged $10 and children $5....

 

Menus - March 4

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt parfait, assorted cereal, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit, milk, juice; Lunch: Chicken nuggets, ham and cheese chef salad, honey wheat roll,...

 

Pages past - March 4

On this date ... 1970: Raphael Martinez defeated A.D. Stephenson and incumbent Bud Clayton in the election for Tucumcari municipal judge. Martinez earned 203 votes, or 44%, Stephenson 145 votes (32%)...

 

Tech companies aren't part of government

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made an important and necessary point again last week when it threw out a lawsuit that claimed YouTube violated the Constitution’s free-speech protections by...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Credit where it's due, even to Trump

Well, President Trump’s first reaction to the Center for Disease Control’s announcement two weeks ago that a coronavirus epidemic was nearly inevitable was his usual stamping of feet. He denied...

 

Media sensationalizing coronavirus

Two weeks ago, I was happily sailing on a huge cruise ship in the Indian Ocean. My wife Colleen is a travel agent and I was tagging along with her and her group on a Celebrity Cruise Line ship as it s...

 

Marching forth with facts about March 4

I didn’t have a good story to tell on someone, including myself, I could use as the basis for this Quay County Sun article. So I resorted to checking the internet for interesting facts about March...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 4, 2020

Tuesday filing day for election

The Quay County Clerk’s Office will see a flurry of activity Tuesday. That is the day — and one day only — that people can file for state and local offices for the June 2 primary election. The...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Logan girls earn No. 1 seed in Class 1A state tournament

The Logan girls basketball team was seeded No. 1 in the Class 1A state tournament and hosts 16th-seeded Dora in its first-round game. Tucumcari’s girls team was seeded ninth in the Class 3A state...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 4, 2020

Tucumcari girls take district title

Hot shooting in the first quarter catapulted the Tucumcari girls basketball team to the district tournament title in a 53-44 win Friday at Tularosa. T...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 4, 2020

Rattlers end season in semifinals

The Tucumcari boys basketball team ended its season in the semifinals Thursday of the District 4-3A tournament with a 63-54 loss at New Mexico...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Logan boys fall to Fort Sumner in semifinal

The Logan boys basketball team fell 63-52 in the semifinal Thursday of the Class 1A-6 district tournament at Fort Sumner. The Longhorns (15-13) fell behind 19-9 in the first quarter and trailed the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 4, 2020

Melrose girls defeat Logan

LOGAN - The Melrose girls basketball team turned a 10-point second-half deficit into a 45-37 victory and a Class 1A-6 district tournament title...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 4, 2020

Doctor returns to Tucumcari hospital

Dr. Thomas Doncaster recently returned to Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital to provide family practice care to patients in Tucumcari. “We are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Doncaster,” Vickie...

 

Police blotter - March 4

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 24 to March 1: Monday • 4:50 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 600 block of East Laughlin Avenue,...

 

Jail log - March 4

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 24 to March 2: • Michael Baltes, 49, Fort Sumner, driving while license suspended or revoked. • David Moses Garcia,...

 

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