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Articles from the March 10, 2021 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    March 10, 2021

'Tucumcari' proposal dead

Members of the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board conceded Wednesday the ambitious proposal to spell "Tucumcari" in lights across the face of...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

County lands in turquoise zone for COVID-19 risk

Quay County vaulted into the turquoise zone – the best achievable – in COVID-19 risk assessment Wednesday, which means bars and entertainment venues can reopen at limited capacity for the first...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 10, 2021

City manager considering outside hire for convention center

Tucumcari's city manager said he is exploring the idea of hiring an outside manager for the Tucumcari Convention Center to draw more events there and...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 10, 2021

Acts announced for TV show

One of the producers of the "Bands of Enchantment" music television series announced two of the acts that will perform when filming begins in...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Single-shot vaccine arrives in Quay

The single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine made its arrival last week in Quay County, giving health providers another weapon to end the pandemic. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari received...

 

It is past time to get involved

Should Christians be involved in politics? It’s a trick question, since politics always involves us. However disinterested you are in politics, poli...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    March 10, 2021

Officials optimistic on grant alternative

Noting insurance issues, Quay County manager Richard Primrose expressed skepticism Monday over a proposal from Runway Bay at Ute Lake developers to have the county apply for a federal $100,000 grant...

 

Pages past - March 10

On this date ... 1971: King Aitken, president of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, estimated 20,000 people came through Tucumcari in December. That calculation came from a total of 4,771...

 

Calendar - March 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 is being sponsored by Quay County Paws and Claws...

 

Menus - March 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...

 

Texas has chance to show a nation freedom works

Don’t blow it, Texas. The eyes of the nation are on the Lone Star State these next few months after its governor, Greg Abbott, lifted mandates on face coverings and restrictions on how many people...

 

A poem in defense of Dr. Seuss

When I look in the mirror, I do not do a jig. A thin face with wrinkles, a nose that’s too big. Ears that stick out like a wind-powered rig If I couldn’t laugh, I’d wind up in the brig. If Theo...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Biden creating crisis at the border

A crisis is a terrible thing to create. This, nonetheless, is what President Joe Biden has done at the southern border. His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an openhanded approach to migrants...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 10, 2021

Rattlers take season-opening loss

Defending Class 2A runner-up Texico and its skill players proved too much for Tucumcari's football team during the Rattlers' season-opening 49-14...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 10, 2021

Tucumcari squad ends week with home loss

The Tucumcari volleyball squad ended its opening week with a 14-25, 16-25, 19-25 loss at its home debut Saturday afternoon against Clayton, but it...

 
 By Ron Warnick    Sports    March 10, 2021

Logan volleyball overcomes Grady

LOGAN - Grady's volleyball team had grabbed the momentum by winning Game Three, held a six-point lead in a Game Four of the match and seemingly had...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    March 10, 2021

Logan falls to rival Melrose

Logan lost its season-opening road game Friday night against eight-man football rival Melrose. Worse yet, the Longhorns lost two starters for...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Pizza franchise looking to expand to Tucumcari

The Albuquerque-based Pizza 9 restaurant chain is undertaking an aggressive expansion of its market in New Mexico, and it has Tucumcari on its radar. Tucumcari City Manager Mark Martinez mentioned...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Missing children found safe

Two Tucumcari children who ran away from their foster home and disappeared six weeks ago were found “safe and sound,” the Tucumcari Police Department reported. The department announced in an...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Low case count fuels optimism for county

Just one Quay County coronavirus case was reported in the past week, fueling optimism the county will vault into the turquoise zone — the highest available — when assessments are announced...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Agencies remind area of drought situation

As farmers begin to plant crops, the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center at New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture remind producers of...

 
 By Staff report    News    March 10, 2021

Suicide conference suggests safety plan

Those at risk from suicide should put together a safety plan they can quickly consult and likely prevent their untimely demise, a psychiatrist said Thursday in a videoconference with members of the Qu...

 

Police blotter - March 10

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 1 to March 7: Monday • 1:39 a.m.: Noise complaint in 100 block of North Sixth Street, Tucumcari. • 1...

 

Jail log - March 10

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 1 to March 8: • Amber Rae Lucero, 20, Tucumcari, contempt of court. • James Warren Martin, 33, San Antonio, Texas,...

 

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